Suffolk County’s only marijuana dispensary opened in Riverhead this year, more than 18 months after New York State legislators approved the use of medical marijuana.
Hundreds of Shoreham-Wading River students and community members gathered in early October for a pair of candlelight vigils to mourn the death of 14-year-old student Nick Donnelly.
He was remembered as a standout wrestler who competed on the varsity team as an eighth-grader.
Highlights of the good work conducted this year by the Riverhead Town Police Department include rescuing a sleeping man from a burning mobile home, helping a group of stranded teenagers and hiring its first full-time cop of Hispanic heritage.
Riverhead residents have been pretty adamant on the question of whether town supervisors should serve for four years instead of two. They say no.
For the third time in the past 11 years, the question of a longer term for the supervisor appeared on the ballot in Riverhead Town in November — and for the third time, residents rejected it by a wide margin. The same proposition also failed in 2005 and 2007.