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Week in Review: Crowds Protest Jamesport Development; Residents Debate New YMCA

In other news, residents speculated about whether Best Buy would close locally. Here's a look at the week's top headlines in Riverhead.

This week in Riverhead:

Community

Residents packed the Riverhead Town Hall meeting room this week to implore the town board to wait before voting on two controversial permits that will set the wheels in motion for a Jamesport development many believe will alter community character.

A proposal to site a new YMCA at Enterprise Park at Calverton garnered community support but some say the measure is not yet set in stone.

On behalf of over 100 detainees, the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Thursday in federal court against Suffolk County, claiming inhumane conditions at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility violate the constitutional rights of those detained there.

Residents on both sides of the sex offender issue engaged in some heated debate this week as Legislator Ed Romaine said two county sex offender trailers sited in Riverhead and Westhampton must go and advocates for sex offender legislation reform spoke out.

A beloved annual horseradish party in Riverhead was the best kept secret in town.

Almost 7 years after she died in a tragic ambulance crash, Heidi Behr's family talked about how her son Jared has kept hope alive in their family.


Police

Tremel Kelly, 19, was apprehended Tuesday afternoon after a five-hour-long chase and search.

A pocketbook and jackets were allegedly stolen in Riverhead this week.

Business

As news of some store closures nationwide were announced, Riverhead residents wondered if a location on Route 58 would remain open.

Back for a 62nd year, owners of the Modern Snack Bar are happy to welcome back crowds of hungry customers to an Aquebogue institution.

Esprit de France is a brand-new gallery on Route 25 in Aquebogue that sells unique and exotic pieces of art.

A long-time mom-and-pop business will close its doors in Mattituck.

Just in time for Main Street, a yummy array of new flavors are offered up for Riverhead's collective sweet tooth.

Sports

The Riverhead Town board, school officials and residents applauded the history making team for their stellar season.















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