Here's a look at over 20 of the top headlines in Riverhead during the past week.
Police & Fire
Cops: Stolen Fuel Truck Outside Burning Home Sparked Blaze: Police said stolen fuel is believed to have sparked a fire in a Riverhead home.
: Multiple victims of a massive pileup on the Long Island Expressway were brought to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment.
Police: Calverton Man Stabbed During Robbery Attempt at Mattituck Plaza: A Calverton man was hurt during a robbery attempt.
Cops: Christmas Gift Thieves Nabbed: Two women were charged with stealing Christmas packages right off the porches of local residents.
UPDATE: Elderly Woman Dies After LIE Crash Tuesday:A Hampton Bays woman died after a tragic Calverton accident.
: After years of discussion, the Riverhead town board voted unanimously to privatize the municipal animal shelter.
Walter: YMCA Could Still Be Coming To EPCAL: Supervisor Sean Walter said plans for a YMCA at Enterprise Park at Calverton may still materialize.
Photo: New Riverhead Police Recruits Sworn In: New recruits were welcomed by Riverhead town officials.
Riverhead Receives $250K Downtown Revitalization Grant: A grant will be used to create new residences and improvements in downtown Riverhead.
: Candidate Sean Walter charges voter suppression; others feel the length of time between Election Day and a special election on Jan. 15 is long enough.
: A pillar of the community was laid to rest this week as friends and loved ones shared tears and memories.
Chef Keith Luce Shares Holiday Eggnog Recipe: A winning recipe for eggnog that has been served at the White House.
Local Philanthropist To Take Kids On Christmas Eve Shopping Spree: Dhonna Goodale wants to put smiles on the faces of local kids this Christmas.
Community Bands Together To Bring Christmas to the Homeless: Volunteers at Maureen's Haven will work to ensure a happy holiday for the homeless.
Local Restaurants Open for Christmas Eve Dinner 2012: Want to eat out on Christmas Eve? Here's a list of where to go.
Dick's Sporting Goods Pulls Some Guns From Stores: The business pulls some semi-automatic rifles from its shelves after the Newtown tragedy.
Pine Barrens Commission Relocates to Westhampton Beach: A new locale for the Pine Barrens Commission
: The Riverhead school district works to ensure safety after the Newtown shootings.
Riverhead NJROTC Wins First Place At Mattituck Regional Drill: The Riverhead NJROTC brings home trophies and top honors.
District Advises How To Talk To Children About the Newtown Tragedy: The school district advises parents on how to help kids cope after tragic news.
Riverhead Students Set To Make Quilt For Sandy Hook Elementary Kids: Kids will come together to send love to the students of Sandy Hook Elementary school.
SBU's Maysonet Ends College Career at Second Place for Payton Award: Miguel Maysonet, Riverhead's champ, shines in second place at the end of his college career.