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Riverhead Blotter: Riverhead man arrested on drug charges
State police arrested a Riverhead man on drug charges Saturday. After being stopped for a traffic violation on Flanders Road in Riverside, cops found Peter Rosado, 26, to be in possession of Alprazolam and marijuana around 9:22 p.m.
Riverhead: 5 Newest Homes To Hit The Market
RIVERHEAD, NY — On the hunt for a new home nearby, but tired of browsing through the same old real-estate listings again and again? Fear not! To keep you in the game, we've compiled a fresh batch of new listings nearby.
Missing: Have You Seen This Area College Student Or His Car?
A 20-year-old college student from the area has gone missing and authorities are asking for the public's help in locating him. Michael McLaughlin, of Cornwall in Orange County, attends Stony Brook University in Suffolk County on Long Island.
Girls Winter Track: Berkeley high jumps to first
Back when Stephanie Marie Berkeley was an eighth-grader in middle school, she followed her friends to the high jump area. She recalled, “All my friends did it, so I was like, ‘Let me hop out on the bandwagon.’ ”
Column: North Fork History Project to continue in 2019
In January, our papers began publishing the North Fork History Project, a series of stories showcasing the remarkable history of our area. We began with the massive wall of ice that, as it retreated, scraped and carved the land we live on now — its rivers, salt creeks, ponds, hills, valleys and bays
Riverhead firefighters douse house fire in Riverside Saturday afternoon
Riverhead firefighters made a quick stop of a house fire on Brown Street in Riverside this afternoon. Firefighters responded to the two o’clock alarm at a single-family home off Old Quogue Road.
Fire crews responding to trench rescue in Riverhead
Multiple fire crews are responding to a trench rescue reported off Doctors Path in Riverhead Friday afternoon. Reports indicate at least one person was buried up to their waist, in a trench 15 feet deep.
Suffolk police shoot, kill knife-wielding man in "confrontation" in Shirley
Suffolk County police officers shot and killed a man holding a knife in Shirley on Saturday, police said. Homicide squad detectives are investigating the shooting at 12:30 p.m. on Rockledge Drive, police said.
Officer Shoots, Kills Suicidal Man During Confrontation: Cops
SHIRLEY, NY — A suicidal man was shot and killed by a police officer during a confrontation in Shirley Saturday afternoon, authorities said. Suffolk County Police said homicide squad detectives are investigating the police-involved shooting, which involved Seventh Precinct police officers that respo
Worker gets trapped in dirt pit at new Riverhead development
Walls of dirt collapsed Friday as construction workers were installing a cesspool at a new home on AJ Court in Riverhead, burying one worker up to his waist. Officials say they got the call around 3 p.m. Friday to a new housing development. The worker was buried down in the pit, unable to get out.
Etta Margaret Mack Spellman, 85
Etta Margaret Mack Spellman transitioned into eternal glory with our Lord and Savior on December 6, 2018. She was a longtime resident and pillar in the Riverhead community, and she was a member of the Riverhead and Southampton Churches of Christ for over 50 years. Her Christianity and her family was
Man Crashes Into Pedestrian, Pole, Charged With DWI: Cops
MASTIC, NY — A man was charged with driving while intoxicated after hitting a pedestrian and a pole in a Shirley crash Friday night, police said. According to Suffolk County Police, Steven Reid, 46, of Wyandanch, was arrested at 11:37 p.m. and charged with DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of
Man trapped in trench collapse at construction site off Doctors Path
Fire department rescue crews are working to save a man trapped in a trench collapse at a construction site off Doctors Path. The man was working on a cesspool installation at a new home on AJ Court when the walls of the trench caved in on him and trapped him at the bottom of a hole at least 20 feet
Man trapped in hole while installing septic system in Riverhead, police say
Two men working at a construction site fell into a hole while trying to install a septic system and one worker needed help escaping, Riverhead Town police said Friday. The incident happened at 3 p.m. near Doctors Path, police said. One man freed himself from the hole while the other man became trapp
United Riverhead Terminal employee alleges racial discrimination in lawsuit
George Richards, the man who found a noose hanging in his locker at the United Riverhead Terminal in late 2015, has filed a lawsuit against the company, his former bosses and the Town of Riverhead for denying him his 14th Amendment right to be free from racial discrimination and for being retaliated
Police: Suffolk man with 65 license suspensions caught in stolen car
Police say 65 license suspensions didn't stop a North Lindenhurst man from getting behind the wheel. Oscar Ronquillo was pulled over Friday morning in West Babylon. Police say he was driving a stolen Honda when they spotted him on Fulton Street.
Man charged with vehicular manslaughter after fatal Nesconset crash, DA says
Authorities said Jesse Santucci was driving a 2018 Audi on Rosevale Avenue on Sept. 29 when he struck Kevin Hartnett, 26, who was walking northbound on the shoulder of the road at the time.
Runaway Riverhead Teen Missing: Police
RIVERHEAD, NY — Police are asking for the public's help to find a missing runaway teen from Riverhead. According to Riverhead Police, Josue Aguirre, 16, was last seen on Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. at his home in Riverhead; he left on a bicycle and his whereabouts are unknown.
Island Exterior Fabricators asks for 15 years without property tax
Island Exterior Fabricators is seeking extensive tax incentives from the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency, as well as zoningvariances from Riverhead Town, to enable it to remain and expand at the Enterprise Park at Calverton, where it manufactures prefabricated building exteriors.
Suffolk police: Driver had license suspended 65 times
A North Lindenhurst man was charged Friday with driving a motor vehicle with a license that had been suspended 65 times, Suffolk police said. Oscar Ronquillo, 25, was driving a 2005 gray Honda, which had been previously reported stolen, in the area of Fulton Street, near Schenectady Avenue in West B