Week in Review: Teacher Charged With DWI, Loaded Gun, Off District Payroll

In other top headlines this week, alleged arson in the Riverhead High School locker room.

Here's a rundown of the top headlines in Riverhead this week.

Police & Fire

: A fourth grade teacher from Riverhead is off the district payroll until February after being charged with DWI, driving with a loaded gun.

Police: Arson Suspected in High School Locker Room Fire: Police are investigating alleged arson in a high school locker.

: A Riverhead resident was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of an accident after a car accident on Sound Avenue in Mattituck, police said.


Bishop: Puppy Mill Situation Is 'Intolerable': Rep. Tim Bishop spoke to residents about the puppy mill issue.

Board Talks New Ice Rink For Riverhead: The Riverhead Town board discussed a proposed ice rink for downtown.

Tensions Rise Over Spiked Marina Fees: Raised rates at the East Creek Marina in Jamesport sparked discussion at the Riverhead town board work session this week.

Countdown For Voter Registration Is On: A voter registration event was held at Riverhead Town Hall.

Walter: Riverhead Needs More Affordable Rentals: Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter said Long Island needs to provide affordable rentals so young people have housing options.

: Legislation for MTA tax payment refunds was introduced.

Town Approves Dog Adoption Video Recording; Volunteers Laud Move: Adoption videos will help dogs at the town's animal shelter find forever homes.


: State troopers spoke to members of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Civic Association about issues in the community.

Deer Hit Season In Full Swing: Area police say deer hits rise in the autumn months during deer mating season.

Troopers Urge Community To Reach Out For Help: State troopers told community members to call if they are in need of assistance.

: A hero was honored for his bravery.

Celebrating Riverhead's Firefighting Families: A new Riverhead series celebrates generations of heroic firefighting families in town.

: One year later, a community remembered two lives tragically lost.


Riverhead Diner & Grill Celebrates 80th Anniversary: A Riverhead institution will celebrate a landmark anniversary.

Northville Oil Storage Facility Sold to NYC Billionaire: An oil storage facility changedhands.

Crowds Line Up For Glimpse Inside Restored Suffolk Theater: Residents were thrilled to tour the Suffolk Theater, which could reopen by New Year's Eve.

New Test Drive Event Set to Rev Up At Riverhead Raceway: An event will give new car customers a unique way to go for a test drive.


Homecoming Celebration Set For Saturday at Riverhead High School: Spirits were high among students this week as they geared up for Saturday's homecoming festivities.

Construction Set to Commence At Aquebogue Elementary School: The public was invited to hear about the project's timeline and details.


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