Riverhead, NY

Third Riverhead Farmer Gets OK to Grow Legal Pot

Get our Hamptons Insider newsletters delivered direct to you. A third Riverhead-based farmer received New York State approval to start growing recently legalized recreational adult-use marijuana. Joseph Losicco, who is affiliated with Newbridge Greenhouses Inc. on Main Street, was among the latest farmers to be awarded a conditional cultivation license...
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Young Couple Found Dead in Their Long Island Home After Shots Fired: Police

A young couple was found dead in their Long Island home after shots were fired inside, Suffolk County police said. Detectives are investigating after a 911 call from a home on Park Circle in Shirley led officers to find two people dead inside the residence just before 5 p.m. Thursday. Police said that 20-year-old Destiny Leinfus and 19-year-old Gavin Bifalco were found dead, both with gunshot wounds.

4 arrested on weapons charges after crash in Suffolk County

DIX HILLS, N.Y. -- On Long Island, four people who were rescued from a crash are now facing weapons charges.Suffolk County Police say it all started just before 1 a.m. Thursday when officers saw a car speeding and swerving on Route 231 in North Babylon. Officers tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver sped away.The car then crashed into a tree, overturned and caught fire on Commack Road in Dix Hills.Police rescued the driver and three passengers. They later found a loaded gun.All four now face multiple charges. One of the passengers also faces drug charges.All are expected to survive.

Southampton Man Standing On Tracks, Hit, Killed By Train

A Long Island resident who was allegedly standing on the tracks was hit and killed by a train. The incident occurred in Southampton around 3:40 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17. According to MTA officials, at about 3:40 p.m., the 3 p.m train from Speonk to Montauk fatally struck Rodney E. Brumsey, age 57, of Southampton, who was on the tracks west of Southampton Station near the Moses Lane grade crossing.

Wanted for Farmingville Leaving the Scene

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Sixth Precinct Crime Section. officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the driver of a vehicle that. struck a male pedestrian in Farmingville and fled the scene last month. A 36-year-old man was walking northbound on Hillside Road...

Here Comes the Fun Police: Hamptons Officials Are Cracking Down on Restaurants Over Outdoor Dining

Just as wealthy New Yorkers flock to the Hamptons during the summer, the city’s outdoor-dining wars have headed for the beach as well. Restaurateurs from Southampton to Montauk are complaining that local officials are trying to ruin their business by requesting that outdoor-dining structures be taken down, according to a new report from the New York Post. In some cases, the restaurants are facing inspections and fines for not adhering to pre-pandemic rules. “We just want to survive. We pay rent year-round and just have this three-month window to make money in this little village,” Zach Erdem, the owner of 75 Main...

Overnight Closures on the Westbound Southern State Parkway in Nassau and Suffolk Counties

The New York State Department of Transportation today advised motorists that beginning Monday, August 22, the westbound Southern State Parkway will be closed to traffic between Exit 32 (State Route 110) and Exit 27 (Wantagh State Parkway) in the Towns of Hempstead and Oyster Bay in Nassau County and the Town of Babylon, Suffolk County; on weeknights from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Things to Do in the Hamptons This Week: August 20–25, 2022

Get our Hamptons Insider newsletters delivered direct to you. Get out and about in the Hamptons to enjoy art, live shows, workshops, outdoor activities and more, August 20–25, 2022. You can find more things to do this season with our Summer 2022 Calendar: Can’t-Miss Hamptons & North Fork Events....

Man Found Unconscious in Idling Car with Infant Inside: Arrested for DWI

Suffolk County Police last night arrested a man for Leandra’s Law for driving while under the influence of drugs with his one-year-old child in his vehicle in Bellport. A 911 caller reported an unresponsive man in the driver’s seat of a parked 2008 Toyota Sienna, which was idling in the middle of the roadway, with a screaming infant in the vehicle at 7:33 p.m. Upon arrival of EMS personnel, Harry Penny was found to be unconscious in the driver’s seat of the vehicle with his one-year-old son in the backseat.