Update, 4 p.m.: Three schools in the Riverhead School District were on “lockout status” briefly Tuesday around 9 a.m. after police received a report that a suspect in a domestic incident was possibly armed and in the area, according to Riverhead Town police.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” This was the message First Baptist Church of Riverhead wanted to leave with its audience Monday as the nation celebrated the civil rights leader’s birthday. READ
Less than a week into her term as supervisor, Laura Jens-Smith held a private closed-door meeting with the new partners of Daniel Preston (exposed by the News-Review as a serial fraudster) prior to the “qualified and eligible hearing” on the proposed EPCAL sale. In circumventing the open meeting law in a prearranged secret rendezvous, Ms. Jens-Smith engaged in exactly the same lack of transparency in negotiations with Luminati she campaigned against. READ
Two teenagers stole a pickup truck, then crashed during a police pursuit in the early morning hours on Sunday, Riverhead Town police said. READ
Riverhead firefighters saved six chickens from imminent death in Calverton Sunday morning when their chicken coop went up in flames. READ
By all appearances — and, in government, appearances are as critical as anything else — the Town Board in Riverhead under new Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith acted in a bizarre fashion last week. READ
A Riverhead woman was arrested on a felony weapons charge last Friday after a verbal dispute with another woman escalated, according to Southampton Town police. READ
Damion Conklin was arrested at police headquarters for third-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies, around 11:50 a.m. on Jan. 5, officials said. READ