Here's a look at the top headlines of the week in Riverhead.
Police and Fire
Chief on Manorville Fire: 'We Heard the House Was Booby Trapped': A Manorville fire chief recounts a blaze that left a woman and dog dead and a homeowner -- whose property had been seized for non-payment of taxes -- hospitalized.
: Police are searching for masked, armed robbers who held up a Valero.
: Robert Beodeker faces upgraded felony charges; police said blood tests indicated he was driving while impaired by drugs.
Firefighter On Aquebogue Blaze: 'It Was Just Overwhelming': A woman lost her Aquebogue home after a fire this week.
Police: Caller Threatens Family Of Local Man Charged In Fatal Crash: An anonymous caller threatened the family of a college dean charged in a double fatal crash.
Cops: Texas Fugitive Charged With Falsely Reporting Robbery In Flanders: A fugitive was apprehended after falsely reporting a robbery, police said.
: Police said they found pot and a stun gun after an arrest.
Brothers Plead Guilty to Selling Cocaine: Two brothers who were arrested in March of last year on felony drug sale charges both pleaded guilty recently, and are due to be sentenced next month.
Cops: Two Charged in Riverhead Graffiti Spree: Police charged two with a graffiti spree in downtown Riverhead.
: Police and Town Supervisor Sean Walter said the public worked together to apprehend two suspects in a graffiti spree.
Police: Man Charged With DWI in Riverhead Monday morning: A man was charged with driving while intoxicated.
: Police said they arrested the defendant while incarcerated.
Boo Ban in Riverhead To Be Lifted: The Riverhead Town Board is slated to vote to lift a controversial ban on booing at Tuesday's town board meeting.
Gabrielsen Considering Run For New York State Assembly: Riverhead Town Councilman George Gabrielsen is considering a run for New York State Assembly in order to advocate for farmers.
GOP Names Step Up for Vacant Assembly Seat: Potential candidates express interest in a vacant New York State Assembly seat.
Walter on FAA Visit to EPCAL: 'It Went Well': Representatives from the Federal Aviation Association toured Enterprise Park at Calverton on Thursday.
DEC on Deer: 'There Are Too Many': Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski and a representative of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation discussed ways to thin a burgeoning deer population.
Civic Leader Steps Down To Run For Town Board: Brad Bender announced he will run for Southampton Town Board in the next election.
Riverhead Celebrates Incorporation of Town: Riverhead celebrated 221 years of incorporation.
Civic Leader: Zoning Process 'Open for Abuse'" Southampton Town Councilman Chris Nuzzi has drafted legislation that would tighten up the town's zoning code.
New Vera Bradley Store Opens At Tanger Friday: Vera Bradley opens at Tanger.
New Chef at Jedediah Hawkins Inn: Lia Fallon celebrated her first night at the Jedediah Hawkins in Friday.
Family Of Man Who Died in Aquebogue Crash Needs Help To Send Body Home: The family of a man who died needs help to send him home to his mother -- and to his final resting place.
Church Holds Prayer Vigil for Proposed Family Community Life Center: Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter said a prayer vigil was a good idea -- and that it was time to appeal to "a higher authority" regarding a proposed project.
Calling A Community To Build A Playground: Volunteers are needed to help build a Flanders playground.
New Pope Francis Elected: Catholics in Riverhead React: Locals react to news of a new Pope.
Nonprofits to Protest Cuts to Developmentally Disabled: Scores gathered to protest cuts.
Superintendent: 'Our Security Guards Acted Appropriately': Despite questions involving security at a recent basketball game where one student alleged there was heckling, Riverhead School Superintendent Nancy Carney said security acted "appropriately."
New Riverhead Charter School Plans Move Forward: A new, all-male charter school could be coming to Riverhead soon.
PHOTO: Local Student Wins Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest: An award-winning essay.
McGann-Mercy Students Celebrate Election of Pope Francis: Students followed the journey to a new Pope with real life lessons.
PHOTO: Ribbon Cutting At Phillips Avenue Elementary School: A new library and computer room was unveiled.
S-WR Senior Tim Rotanz Named in MaxPreps Top 25 HS Lacrosse Prospects: One senior receives recognition for his athletic talent.