Route 58 vs. downtown Riverhead. The future of Enterprise Park at Calverton. An expanding hospital in the heart of the town.
Those topics and more were at the forefront of a forum last week on the future of Riverhead. The TR Talks event, titled “Riverhead: What Will It Look Like 10 Years From Now,” brought together local officials, real estate professionals and a hospital director. READ
Riverhead senior Christina Yakaboski ran the fastest time for a Suffolk County Class A girl in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships Saturday. Yakaboski, competing in her first state meet, clocked a time of 17 minutes, 44.2 seconds, bringing her 29th place on the less-than-three-mile course at cold SUNY/Plattsburgh. She qualified for next week’s federation meet at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, according to coach Justin Cobis. READ
In order to unseat defending champion Mattituck — or at least pick up a piece of the Suffolk County League VII boys golf pie — someone was going to have to beat the Tuckers first. Good luck.
But that is just what happened when Riverhead and Mattituck met for their final regular-season match Oct. 8. It wasn’t easy, though. READ
This was the last of these tennis-themed Carver family reunions.
Tuesday marked the ninth time coach Mike Carver’s Southold/Greenport team played against the Riverhead team his daughter, Meghan, plays for. READ
A Greenport man who had been acquitted of manslaughter in a fatal overdose case was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison Tuesday for his conviction on a lesser charge. (more…)
The attorney for Lashawn Lawrence, the Greenport man accused of leading a drug ring that laced heroin with fentanyl, said Wednesday that there is “no direct line” of evidence to prove his client sold the drugs that caused the fatal overdose of 50-year-old Lawrence Yaccarino of Riverhead on Sept. 19, 2018. (more…)
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An equipment breakdown that led to radio communication issues for the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps last week has been temporarily resolved, town officials said Thursday. The town has been loaned a radio repeater, which allows two-way radio signals to cover longer distances, that will remain in place until a permanent solution to the ambulance’s emergency radios are resolved. (more…)
The adjective in the East End Super League may be the word that best describes how girls basketball coaches and players feel about the fledgling summer league. It’s unlike any league most people have ever seen before. READ
In recent weeks, quite a few sharks have made headlines around Long Island. First there was drone footage of sharks corralling and then feasting on a school of Atlantic menhaden (aka bunker) in Southampton. Later, a 10-foot basking shark was spotted swimming deep inside Shinnecock Bay. And just last month, some beachgoers recorded video footage of a large shark swimming in the shallows in Riverhead and Mattituck. Is this a publicity stunt by the producers of “Shark Week” or is something much more significant happening here? (more…)
Roughly 250 people gathered on Main Street in Riverhead Friday night, standing in solidarity with the tens of thousands seeking asylum into the United States at the country’s southern border — and in protest of the inhumane treatment occurring at ICE detention centers. READ