Week In Review: Community Welcomes Home a Hero; Board Discusses Controversial Zoning

Have you missed any of this week's top headlines?

Here's a look at the top stories in Riverhead this week:

Police & Fire

Police Seeking Riverhead Target Thieves: Police said three men stole Crest Whitening products valued at $1,869 last month.

Cops: Over 1 Month After Tanger Attack, Hunt Still On For Suspect…: Police have leads, but no arrest so far.

Police: Ring Disappears From Woman's Home Overnight: Also someone stole masonry tools in Northampton, police said.

Cops: Riverhead Man Broke Into Flanders Business: Also, police said a man whose license was suspended 13 times was caught with marijuana.

Kids Collect 2000 Pounds of Candy for Troops Overseas: The candy will be sent overseas and shared with local children there.


Sparks Fly During Talks Over Zoning To Green Light Family Community Life Center…: The discussion will continue at this week's work session.

World War II Veteran Lost At Sea Honored at Calverton By Congressman…: A memorial marker was also placed to honor the Merchant Marine.

'River Fire' Could Be Headed to Riverhead: A similar event has brought thousands to Providence, Rhode Island and transformed the area's downtown.

County Hopes To Provide $250K for Woolworth Building, New Jobs, Affordable Housing…: The building will see new life as it creates jobs, officials said.

New Cablevision Contract Could Mean Cameras Would Tape Town Meetings…: The new plan would allow for the taping of many more town meetings.

County Sued Over Solar Carport Contract: EDF Renewable Development is suing the county.


Tanger Reports High Sales on Black Friday: Outlet center entices customers with deals right through the holiday season.


Community Welcomes Hero Home From Afghanistan for the Holidays…: Friends and family said U.S. Air Force Reserves Tech Staff Sgt. Frederick Ligon's safe return was the best holiday gift of all.

Video, Photos Capture Hometown Hero's Return To Riverhead: A crowed turned out this week in Riverhead to welcome U.S. Air Force Reserves Tech Staff Sgt. Frederick Ligon, of the 106th Rescue Wing, Air National Guard in Westhampton Beach.

All For the East End Concert Raises Over $70K for East End Charities…: The event will take place again next year, organizers said.

Suffolk Theater Collects Toys For Toys: Guests who donate a toy will receive a gift certificate.

Local Teen Needs Help To Reach Miss New York Teen USA Dream: The teen hopes to compete on the national level.

Homeless Program Receives $15K Grant from Bank of America: The number of homeless on the East End continues to rise, according to Maureen's Haven representatives.

Riverhead Foundation Rescues Harbor Seal in Mattituck Inlet: The seal was found on Saturday night.

Riverhead Library Wants New and Handmade Mittens, Hats and Scarves…: Donations will help the needy.


Tops Chefs Battle For the Beach in Riverhead: Student chefs faced off for a chance to win a beach vacation — and career opportunity.


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