Here's a look at some of the top headlines of the week.
Police & Fire
Cops: Escaped Georgia Fugitive Arrested in Riverhead: After months on the run, an escaped Georgia fugitive was nabbed in Riverhead.
Convicted Sex Offender Charged With Failing To Register In Riverside: A convicted sex offender was charged with failing to register after being arrested in Riverside.
: An Aquebogue school bus crash resulted in injuries.
Fire District Election Tuesday In Riverhead: An incumbent ran an uncontested race.
Wading River Voters Reject Fire District Bond: A fire district bond was voted down in Wading River.
Town Could Settle Field Day Suit For $1 Million: After years of contention, a lawsuit over a headliner concert that never saw the light of day at Enterprise Park at Calverton may soon be resolved.
Board Puts Brakes On New Review of Proposed Assisted Living Facility Plan: Some board members felt that the proposed facility was not affordable.
Civic Leaders Laud Proposed Blight Remediation Fund: A plan by Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst to address blight in Riverside and Flanders was good news for civic leaders.
: The Riverhead Town board got coal in their stockings.
Even More Sandy-Damaged Cars Headed to EPCAL: A third parcel of land at EPCAL will be leased from the town and private owners to store cars damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
: Days before a Jan. 1 deadline, local elected officials call upon Suffolk County Execuitve Steve Bellone to keep his word and shutter two homeless sex offender trailers.
Riverhead Mom Launches Macaroni Kid Website: A Riverhead mom takes the reins of a new website aimed at kids and families.
: A year after his death, Riverhead remembered James Bissett.
Riverhead Foundation: Report Sightings of Stunned Sea Turtles: Stunned sea turtles receive help in Riverhead.
Civic Group Plays Santa to Riverside Kids: Civic leaders brought toys to needy children.
Two Holiday Food Drives Benefit Needy: Holiday food drives helped the hungry.
: The Riverhead community reacted to the horrific elementary school shootings in Connecticut.
Riverhead High School Announces Suffolk Zone Award Winners: Two star students make the district proud.
Board of Education Addresses YMCA Questions: A discussion of a YMCA on school district property has never come before the Riverhead board of education.
New Program Helps Students Navigate College Application Process: The Naviance program streamlines the college search.
Local Doctor Kicks Off 'Community Role Models' Series: Role models told their stories of success to Riverhead students.