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Week In Review: Murderer of Riverhead Teen Gets Max; Family Reacts

In other news, protestors continue to rally against puppy mills, and one proud peacock struts his stuff in Riverhead.

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

Police and Fire:

: Kalila Taylor received the maximum sentence for the murder of Riverhead teen Curtisha Morning in 1996:

: Mom of murdered teen Curtisha Morning says she will never be able to see her daughter again -- and the sentence for her killer should have been longer.

: Authorities have determined that the wildfires that raged for days in April were caused by an arsonist.

: Two arrested at the guard booth in Riverside.

: A Riverhead man was charged with DWAI.

: Police are searching for a suspect who "forcibly stole" a man's wallet with $365.

: Police say a man was giving someone a ride from Riverhead to Riverside when the passenger allegedy pulled a knife on the driver.

: A new DWI Task Force organized by the district attorney has netted 125 arrests - -and summer is not over.

: All of Riverhead's sex offenders have been found to be in compliance with registration laws.

Government:

 In a move that will likely come as a relief to many local small business owners — and school districts and municipalities, among others — a judge ruled New York State's MTA Payroll Tax unconstitutional on Wednesday.

: Scores of residents packed Riverhead Town Hall this week to talk about the future of Wading River.

: Southampton Town officials have cracked down on illegal rentals in areas including Flanders and Riverside in past months.

: Legislator Ed Romaine said he'll be seeking a new seat.

Business

: The new bowling alley in Riverhead is coming within two weeks, staff says.

: One Jamesport pizzeria has been serving up hot pizza and Italian specialties to hungry crowds for years.

: Riverhead Town awarded the eatery with a grant to help complete renovations.

Community

: After an art heist, Baiting Hollow resident Max Moran searched for years to find his lost artwork.

: Residents rally to finish the bike path at Enterprise Park at Calverton

: One feisty peacock found new digs in Riverhead.

: Organizers said they would be protesting on Route 25 in Aquebogue again this weekend.

: Jane Alcorn, president of the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe nonprofit, has been working for years to spread the word on the importance of preserving the history of Nikola Tesla and his Wardenclyffe lab in Shoreham. 

Sports

: Stars in the spotlight.

: A new sport comes to Riverhead.

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