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Week in Review: DA: Driver Charged With Hit-and-Run Was Drinking

In other top headlines of the week, armed robbers hold up CVS and Krupski wins by a landslide.

Here's a look at over 20 of the top headlines in Riverhead this week:

Police & Fire

DA: Hit-And-Run Driver Was Drinking: Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said tougher legislation is needed for hit-and-run drivers.

Cops: Armed Robbers Hold Up CVS: Another armed robbery in Riverhead at CVS.

Homeless Sex Offender Charged With Drinking in Public: A homeless sex offender was charged with drinking in public.

UPDATE: Felony DWI Charge Follows Tuesday Afternoon Crash: A crash led to a felony DWI charge this week.

Police Charge Two With Wading River Burglaries: Two were charged with residential burglaries that occured during daytime hours, police said.

Government

Krupski Wins Open Legislature Seat in Landslide: Southold Town Councilman Al Krupski bested Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter in the race for a County Legislature seat by a wide margin.

GOP Reacts To Walter's Loss In Race For Legislature: The GOP said Walter ran a good race.

Walter: New Project for West Main Street Possible: A new apartment building could be coming to West Main Street, the town supervisor said.

New 'Paddle Battle' Headed for Riverhead: A fun event benefiting local not-for-profits could soon be coming to the Peconic.

Legis. Anker Sets Focus on Three-Mile Trail Starting at Tesla Property: Wading River residents could soon have a new trail.

New Regs For Houseboats Possible: The town board debated houseboat regulations.

Councilwoman Pushes For FAA Facility At EPCAL: Councilwoman Jodi Giglio urged the town board to file an application for an FAA facility at EPCAL that she said could bring jobs and other benefits to Riverhead.

Town Talks Charging Fees at Skate Park: The town board will vote to charge fees for its municipal skate park.

Walter Asks If Sound Avenue Project Is Commercial Composting Operation: Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter had questions about a Sound Avenue operation.

Business

Peconic Bay Winery Moves Tasting Room to Tanger: A new tasting room comes to Tanger.

Main Street Business Owners React To Recent Crimes: After recent crime reports, some Main Street business owners are amping up security while others are not worried.

PHOTOS: LI Wine Council Celebrates 40th Anniversary: 40 years of memories were celebrated at a Long Island Wine Council Event this week.

: After getting together in early December to brew up a 60-barrel batch of beer to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy, eight Long Island breweries – including the North Fork's own Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. – will soon be ready to pour the first glass of the aptly named Surge Protector IPA.

New Store Brings 'Chic' To Downtown Riverhead: A new boutique will bring chic -- and a couple's dream and vision -- to downtown Riverhead.

Community

Winner Of Riverhead Patch's 2012 Greatest Person of the Year: Denise Lucas: The votes are in and Denise Lucas was named Riverhead Patch's Greatest Person of the Year for 2012. Congratulations!

PHOTOS: Local Nurse Reflects On Post-Earthquake Haiti: One woman shares her memories of helping out after the earthquake in Haiti.

Necropsies: Ship Killed Large Whale; Baby Whale Very Ill: The Riverhead Foundation reported on what happened to two whales that washed up in East Hampton last weekend.

Schools

Photo of the Day: Kids Recycle To Earn Funds for School Trip: Some industrious kids are working hard to fund a school trip.

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