Despite facing numerous obstacles over the years, a $5.3 million project to widen the roundabout in Riverside was completed ahead of schedule, officials said Friday.
The work started in 2017 but plans for the project began many years before that, some officials estimate as many as 15 years earlier.
Officials had expected it to be done in November or December but it was done earlier this month, with a ribbons cutting ceremony held Friday. READ
The Flanders Fire Department celebrated its 70th anniversary with a parade down Flanders Road on a beautiful afternoon Saturday. READ
Old Quogue Road in Riverside will take on an additional name soon: Pastor Roy L. Pennon Sr. Way.
Until his death on Christmas Eve 2016, the Rev. Pennon had been pastor of Galilee Church of God in Christ on Old Quogue Road, which he founded in 1975. READ
The Southampton Housing Authority is planning to build five new affordable homes for first-time homeowners in Riverside, according to Curtis Highsmith Jr., its executive director.
The plan is to build three new homes on Vail Avenue and two on Old Quogue Road on land acquired from Suffolk County several years ago. READ
A Riverhead man was arrested Friday in relation to a May 9 shooting in the vicinity of Phillips Avenue Elementary in Riverside, Southampton Town police said. READ
For several elected officials from Riverhead and Southampton towns, the former Howard Johnson’s that stood at the south side of the Riverside traffic circle brings back memories of yesteryear. (more…)
The former Howard Johnson’s/Riverboat Diner building — depending on how old you are — is coming down. READ
The $4.6 million roundabout under construction at the Riverside traffic circle is on schedule and is expected to be done by November or December, according to Bill Hillman, chief engineer for the Suffolk County Department of Public Works. READ