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12/09/13 10:55am

Stephanie P. Biviano of Jamesport died Dec. 7 at Hospice Inn in Melville. She was 60.

Ms. Biviano was a Riverhead Weight Watchers leader  for many years.

The family will receive visitors Monday, Dec. 9 and Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will take place Wed., Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead. Interment will take place in the church cemetery.

A complete obituary will follow.

10/28/13 4:12pm

Jamesport Fire Department’s annual “Trick or Treaters Parade” event is scheduled for 5 p.m. this Thursday, Halloween.

Attendees will be gathering at firehouse at 25 Manor Lane in Jamesport, where refreshments will be served. Then, at 6 p.m., trick or treaters will start marching from the firehouse to the Jamesport Community Center for a magic show.

01/08/13 2:32pm

COURTESY PHOTO | A surveillance still from the armed robbery at Barth’s Pharmacy on East Main Street.

Two Riverhead men have been arrested in connection with the Nov. 7 armed robbery at Barth’s Pharmacy on East Main Street, according to Riverhead Town police said.

Arvell Nash, 21, and Erick Darden, 19, have been charged in the robbery where three men stormed the downtown drugstore at 6 p.m. with a handgun.

Wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts, the suspects had grabbed assorted merchandise and cash while holding the employees at gunpoint and had fled the store through a rear door, officials said.

Mr. Nash and Mr. Darden were charged with three counts of first-degree robbery and three counts of third-degree robbery, officials said. Mr. Darden was also charged with two counts of second-degree burglary in connection with separate residential burglaries, police said.

Both men, who have also been charged with robbing a Riverside gas station at gunpoint on Halloween, are currently incarcerated at the Suffolk County correctional facility. No other details were immediately available.

11/07/12 10:50pm

Three masked men armed with a handgun stormed Barth’s drugstore on East Main Street in downtown Riverhead and demanded prescription drugs from the employees inside, Riverhead police said.

The marked trio, with one person armed, entered the mainstay downtown business about 6 p.m.Wednesday and demanded cash and prescription drugs.

They made off with unspecified proceeds, police said. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call 727-4500.

GIANNA VOLPE FILE PHOTO | Owner Barry Barth of Barth’s Pharmacy in Riverhead at his store earlier this year.

10/07/12 11:19am

CLIFF BALDWIN PHOTOS | Police said a portion of Main Road in Aquebogue will remain closed this afternoon after a car struck a utility pole.

A section of Main Road in Aquebogue is expected to be closed until 5 p.m. today after a car crashed into a utility pole near Paumanok Vineyards early Sunday morning, Riverhead Town police told the News-Review.

The road is closed between Tuthills and Church lanes and traffic is being redirected onto Sound Avenue until LIPA removes loose wiring scattered along the road, police said.

The crash occurred at about 4:30 a.m., according to a witness who told The News-Review an eastbound driver swerved into the westbound lane in order to avoid hitting a deer.

Police said no injuries were reported and no arrests have been made. No other details about the incident were immediately available.

See more photos at

09/28/12 8:52am

A 35-year-old Mattituck woman was arrested on drunken driving charges in Mattituck early Friday, Southold Town police said.

Erin Schultz was stopped on Route 48 about 12:30 a.m. for an unspecified traffic violation when she was found to be intoxicated, police said.

She was charged with misdemeanor DWI, taken to police headquarters and held for a morning arraignment, police said.

09/08/12 1:48pm

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Runners navigate the muddy Survival Race course at the 4-H Camp.

More than 3,000 runners participated in the first-ever Survival Race 5K mud run to take place at the 4-H Camp in Riverhead Saturday.

One event staffer said it was the largest number of participants in two years of running the race in various locations.

“It was good,” said William Waller of East Patchogue, who ran the race with his wife, Michelle, and friends. “I would do it again, but I would like the mud pit to be longer.”

Read more and see more photos from the event at

07/28/12 3:00pm

After more than a month of giving $10 discount vaccines to dogs, Kent Animal Shelter will have crossed the 1,000 mark for the year when its discount program concludes Sunday.

The shelter was scheduled to perform more than 160 vaccinations this weekend alone.

While the schedule is full for the final day Sunday, shelter officials said they will try to accommodate people who call in advance at 727-7797.

Check photos from Saturday at the shelter below:

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTOS | Five-year-old chihuahua Chico with his owner, Lea Schaefer of Baiting Hollow.

Kent Animal Shelter’s vet technician Kim Rivera of Manorville gives a distemper shot to 7-year old chihuahua ‘Skippy,’ held by his owner Kevin Vinas, 9, of Riverhead.

Seven-year-old shepard mix Pebbles with his owner Laura Sforza of Mastic.

Three-year-old pit bull Apollo waits for his shots as he is held by owner Jennifer Sforza of Mastic.

Tom Comstock of Rocky Point comforts his 17-week-old puppy Zeus, as he gets his rabies and distemper shot.