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Southampton Blotter: Driver arrested in Riverside for possession of cocaine

Southampton Town police arrested a Hampton Bays man for driving with a suspended license in Riverside Friday. According to police, William Hillen, 38, was stopped for inadequate taillights and license plate lights on Flanders Road near Cross River Drive around 8:30 p.m. An officer discovered that hi


Riverhead Justice Court officials say building needs Wi-Fi to show evidence

Riverhead Justice Court officials have asked the town to bring Wi-Fi service into the building, which they said is not equipped to help them comply with a state mandate for showing images, maps and other digital evidence in court.


Survey: Long Island residents hurt by scarcity of doctors, lack of insurance

When Henry Molina searched for a doctor or dentist to treat a 15-year-old daughter suffering from severe tooth pain several weeks ago, the Huntington man kept getting the same response.


Bravo, Blue Masques!

A month or so ago, a friend mentioned that the Blue Masques at Riverhead High School were presenting Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights.” I hadn‘t seen a production since the original on Broadway and I wanted to experience the show again. I had seen good high school productions in the past so I qu


Police Questioning Person Of Interest In Brooklyn Woman’s Brutal Ax Murder

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A woman is dead and another is in critical condition in what police believe may have been a brutal ax attack inside a Brooklyn apartment. Authorities say a person of interest in now being questioned after police responded to a 911 call around 1:30 a.m. at the Bushwick houses


Celebrate ‘National Short Story Month’ at Riverhead Library

In celebration of National Short Story Month, Riverhead Free Library will host events at the Writer’s Cove. The events will take place Wednesdays May 1, 15 and 29 from 7 to 8 p.m.


Riverhead computing students visit Brookhaven National Lab

Riverhead middle school, high school and Pulaski Street Elementary School students in the Scientific Computing Program visited Brookhaven National Lab March 27 to see how computing skills can be applied in the world.


Kevin McCaffrey hits political horse trading, but aide may have benefitted

Republican Suffolk Legis. Kevin McCaffrey criticized Conservatives for political horse-trading for jobs when Democrats gave Conservative Tom Gargiulo their ballot line to run against him in November.


Riverhead CAP students push to eliminate teen vaping

A group of Riverhead students who have pledged to live substance-free are making strides against teen vaping — by involving local officials. Fourteen members of the Riverhead Youth Coalition, a sector of the Riverhead Community Awareness Program, which addresses growing problems with alcohol and dru


Drunken Greenport man on ATV allegedly fled from police in overnight incident

A 21-year-old Greenport man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and a host of related offenses following an attempt to flee police on an ATV in the early morning hours Saturday, Southold Town police said.


Slashing, Hit-And-Run Driver Leave 5 Hurt In Farmingdale, Including Police Officer

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A wild night outside of a hookah lounge on Long Island led to a police officer getting struck by a hit-and-run driver while responding to reports of a slashing.


Business advisory committee holds first meeting, discusses fee hikes

The newly created business advisory committee is asking the Town Board to hold off on adopting fee increases for Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals applications until its members have more time to review them.


East End Garden Festival Returns To Riverhead, Adds Water Mill Location

The East End Garden Festival is returning in May to the Tanger Outlets in Riverhead, and this 24th annual fundraiser will introduce a satellite location in Water Mill to further support the mission of Operation International.


Selling your house? Here's how to make it stand out

While in many parts of the country the housing market has slowed, the story is a bit different on Long Island, especially in Suffolk County, where buyers may be thinking they can get more for their money.


Alert Issued For Man, 66, Last Seen In Bellport

A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Long Island man who suffers from dementia. John Heeber, 66, who lives in Brookhaven, went missing Friday morning, April 19 at 9 a.m. from a facility at New Brookhaven Townhouse, located at 111 Beaver Dam Road, Suffolk County Police said. Heeber was last s


Cop Hit by Minivan As He Helps Stabbing Victim in Long Island Parking Lot

It started with a stabbing at a hookah lounge and ended with a cop getting hit by a minivan in a parking lot. A Nassau County police officer suffered minor injuries after the convoluted incident in Farmingdale in the early hours of Saturday morning.


Stressed? Distracted? Hit the pause button and take a nice, deep breath

“Stop and take a deep breath” makes more sense than ever before, thanks to a new study. Let’s catch up with the latest on how inhaling through the nose and concentrating on breathing is hugely beneficial. It can be a welcome path to bounce back from a bad day or from real trauma. It may come across


Union Burger Bar opens in Southampton

The newly opened Union Burger Bar in Southampton has no pretenses when it comes to guilty pleasures. Owner Ian Duke and executive chef Scott Kampf conceptualized the restaurant with one question in mind: “Where can we go to get a great burger?”


Bilingual ballots at all North Fork school budget votes will be a first

Newly enforced federal guidelines have prompted all North Fork school districts to offer Spanish and English ballots to budget voters for the first time this year, according to officials.


State Police: Driver killed, another arrested in Southern State crash

Family and parishioners of a Merrick church are mourning the loss of a retired priest who delivered a sermon on Jesus' life and resurrection, then died hours later on Good Friday in a crash allegedly caused by an impaired driver on the Southern State Parkway.