The Traveler Watchman

Solution Sought For Tainted Sand

Cold patch that can be used on the town's roadways may be a viable solution. That's what Steven Gordon of American Site Restoration told the Riverhead Town Board last week....more>

Board Nixes Scopaz

Southold Town Supervisor's suggestion last week to hire former Town Planning Director Valerie Scopaz for some guidance on a contentious hot-button traffic study tore the town board in two....more>

Another Victory For NJROTC

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton emerged victorious recently when her strategic maneuver of joining forces with Congressman Tim Bishop to protect the endangered Mattituck Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program paid off for the home team....more>


On The Tee As I mentioned in my last column, there are numerous locations on the twin forks to play links-style golf, based in part upon the ancient designs of the original links courses of Scotland and the British Isles....more>

Gone Fishin' Enough Fish For Everyone

It's always great to hear bait and tackle shopkeepers as well as charter captains report good fishing activity out here on the twin forks. Luckily, that's the way it has been lately and the news continues to be good....more>

Green Light For Parking Proposal

The Vintage Group, which is hoping to construct a tiered parking garage, multiplex and retail shops on town land on Railroad Avenue, took a huge step forward last week....more>

Improving The Estuary

In its continuing mission to help clean up the Peconic Estuary and its tributaries, officials from the Nature Conservancy asked the Riverhead Town Board to enact new legislation that aims to reduce dangerous nitrogen levels in the waterway....more>

Legends Moves Into First! N.F. Beach Volleyball Report

Start the night in second place; finish it in first. Now that's a good evening in the North Fork Beach Volleyball League. Team Legends certainly thought so as a flawless 4-0 week three performance last Monday in Pool #1 found the sandy quartet of Eric Wahl, Kathy Ryan, Andy Greene and Mike Ryan moved into a tie for first place in the league standings....more>

Racing Reporter

Foyt's Very First Win A. J. Foyt's close win in the 1964 NASCAR Firecracker 400 at Daytona went down as a first of sorts. The year 1964 was a tough one, not just because of the hard-fought racing battles on the track, but between rival sanctioning groups and car makers....more>

School Budget Passes

The second time's the charm. On June 20, the Riverhead School Budget passed by a margin of 621 votes. Nearly 3263 residents ventured to the polls to vote for or against a 6....more>

Ship's Ahoy: Marina's Unexpected Guests

Greenport Village Trustee Ben Burns reported that Mitchell Marina would be graced with unexpected guests last weekend: six United States naval yard patrol vessels....more>

Tagging Fish With The American Littoral Association

It never fails to amaze me how much you can learn about something when the pursuit of knowledge is not the immediate quest. Last year, while fishing aboard a local charter boat, I was surprised to catch a fish with a yellow Littoral Society tag attached to it....more>

Thousands Expected On 4th

Riverhead's first ever Fourth of July celebration is set to kick off in downtown next week with great fanfare. Over 5000 festival-goers are expected to take to the Peconic Riverfront and enjoy an evening of fireworks, food, shopping and music sponsored by the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons....more>

Victuals On Video

Lights, Camera, Action! The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the up-and-coming Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts School, is working to help revitalize downtown Riverhead with a new cable TV program....more>

What's On Your Mind

Joseph Pipia Occupation: Owner, vineyard 48 in Cutchogue I think the North Fork is a hidden jewel. People from the rest of Long Island and the tri-state area don't need to travel very far to taste Napa Valley in their own backyard....more>
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