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Moustache brewery to debut Saturday with unusual opening rite

Most people celebrate the opening of a new business by snipping a ceremonial red ribbon. Not Matt Spitz. The Moustache Brewing Company co-owner will be snipping a lot more than that tomorrow afternoon, when the new microbrewery opens its doors to the public for the first time. The celebration will begin with the ceremonial shaving of Spitz's considerable whiskers. But Moustache Brewing Company's fans needn't worry. Tomorrow's shearing will...

Shipping, energy production, fishing: What does the future hold for the Mid-Atlantic Ocean?

The future of the Mid-Atlantic ocean — its health and resiliency, as well as human use and stewardship of this vast natural resource — is the subject of an ambitious planning endeavor by the feder...

Rite of spring: Flushing of Riverhead's water mains to begin Sunday evening

If your tap water has a brown tint one of these mornings, don't panic. Beginning on the evening of Sunday, April 20, the Riverhead Water District will be flushing out its system, cleaning its mains ...

Recent muggings of Hispanic men downtown worry Riverhead officials

Following the vicious beating of a Hispanic man who was walking on the railroad tracks in Riverhead Sunday afternoon, Riverhead officials say they are concerned about "a pattern" of attacks on Hispani...

East End heroin task force to combat heroin addiction announced

As the war on heroin heats up, local lawmakers have created a new East End Task force to help tackle the epidemic. On Monday, New York State Senator Ken LaValle, Assemblyman Fred Thiele and Assembly...

Calverton restaurant hosted other dance parties without incident; police investigation continues

  No arrests have yet been made in connection with the brawl that broke out early Sunday morning outside the Cinco de Mayo restaurant in Calverton, during which a 23-year-old man was stabbed...

Mill Road in Riverhead will be closed at railroad crossing all day Saturday

Mill Road will be closed at the rail road crossing tomorrow (Saturday) April 12, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for track work by the MTA. MTA work crews will be opening up the road just south of the railroa...
TOWN HALL NOTEBOOK

LAX parents: Riverhead should build multipurpose turf field

A group of parents whose children participate in youth lacrosse leagues are asking the Riverhead recreation advisory committee for a turf multipurpose field at the EPCAL municipal park. About 25 people showed up at yesterday's recreation advisory committee meeting at Riverhead Town Hall to support the request, which was articulated on behalf of the group by...

Town 'likely' heading to court against Gershow Recycling

Riverhead Town will 'likely' be asking a court to stop Gershow Recycling's current operations at its Hubbard Avenue site, Supervisor Sean Walter said yesterday, after residents in the mobile home park adjacent to Gershow aired their complaints about its scrap metal operation at the town board work session. Riverhaven mobile home park resident Richard Luzzi told...

Angry neighbors describe 'horror show' of living next to Gershow Recycling in Riverhead

Angry residents from the Riverhaven mobile home park and homes on nearby streets gave the Riverhead Planning Board an earful Thursday night, when the site plan of Gershow Recycling on Hubbard Avenue was the subject of a public hearing. Noise emanating from the Gershow site was the principal complaint of all who spoke, followed by vibrations...
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