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'One town at a time': local doctor helps open medical clinic in earthquake-ravaged Haiti

When Riverhead physician Bellamy Brook saw the first patients arrive at the medical clinic he helped open in Haiti in February, their maladies were a window into life in the poverty-stricken nation that is slowly recovering from the massive earthquake that struck in 2010. “We saw a variety of different illnesses, from gastrointestinal worms to topical skin infections, and the most prominent two: hypertension and reflux disease," Brook said. "...

Work on downtown health club nears finish line

The new health club on Main Street won't be opening this month as its owners had hoped, but work on the 25,000-square-foot fitness center continues with an eye on a May opening. "We anticipate openi...

Riverhead cop had most DWI collars in Suffolk last year

Riverhead Police Officer Timothy Murphy made more DWI arrests in 2013 than any other cop in Suffolk County — 118 to be exact. Murphy was honored with the "Top Cop" award by Suffolk County Exe...

Downtown Riverhead restaurant seized by state tax department

The Blue Agave Mexican Grill on East Main Street has been seized by the N.Y. State Department of Taxation and Finance for nonpayment of taxes. Tax compliance agents took possession of the restaurant...

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...

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 ...
TOWN HALL NOTEBOOK

Town board wrap-up: term limit proposal bites the dust

A measure setting a public hearing on proposed term limits for town supervisor and council members failed in a split vote of the Riverhead Town Board last week. The rejection came after much discussion over the past weeks and several revisions to the proposal, which seemed to have the support of a majority of the board...

Ten months after clear-cutting at Costco site, frustrated residents still seek relief

It's been a long 10 months for the Foxwood Village residents whose homes abut the Costco construction site on Route 58 in Riverhead. Early last June, they were stunned by the clear-cutting of 41 acres of woodlands by developers of The Shops at Riverhead, a 271,000-square-foot retail center. Since then, in groups both large and small,...

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...
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