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Monday, September 22

Today Sunny and breezy. Highs around 70.
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Tuesday Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.
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Wednesday Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.
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LATEST NEWS

Long Island's 'silent call' for a drag strip

Drag racer Brian Penna of Aquebogue was at the classic car show Thursday showing off his nitrus car (#41), which he built about four years ago for competition at drag str...

Home Depot offers identity protection services to customers who used debit cards at stores since April

Home Depot is offering customers who used debit cards at any of their stores since 2014 12 months of free identity protection services, including credit monitoring, begin...

Latino community advocate to run parish social ministry in conjunction with diocese

The North Fork Spanish Apostolate is relocating its offices to the former elementary school building at St. John the Evangelist Church in Riverhead as of the end of this ...

60-year-old Connecticut woman plucked from water after her kayak flips

A 60-year-old Connecticut woman kayaking in the L.I. Sound this morning was rescued by the Coast Guard and Suffolk County Police about five miles off Roanoke Point in Riv...

After tragedy, elected officials, residents cry out for safety measures on Route 48

After a tragic accident on County Road 48 in Greenport took the life of Laurel resident Howard Meinke, 86, Thursday night (see prior story), residents and elected officia...

Three hurt in three-car smack up at Calverton intersection

Three people were injured in a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 25 and Edwards Avenue in Calverton Friday afternoon. Police at the scene said a Ford ...

SNAP and Temporary Assistance benefits will be unavailable Sunday from midnight to 12 noon

  New Yorkers Receiving SNAP and Temporary Assistance Are Urged to Plan Ahead This Weekend as Benefits Will Be Unavailable for a Short Period All efforts being m...

Former NFEC president killed crossing Route 48 in Greenport last night

Former North Fork Environmental Council president Howard Meinke was killed last night as he attempted to cross County Road 48 in front of Soundview Restaurant in Greenpor...

Riverhead has its first 24/7 drop box for unwanted meds

First permanent medication drop box installed at Riverhead PD A permanent medication drop box has been installed in the lobby of Riverhead Police headquarters on Howell...

Meeting House Creek Inn gets one-year reprieve at Aquebogue marina

Tom Drake is one happy man. The owner of the Meeting House Creek Inn has reached an agreement with his landlord that allows him to operate at that location through Labo...
OUR SCHOOLS

Riverhead recognizes AP scholars

Forty-five students from Riverhead High School have been recognized as College Board AP Scholars for the 2013-2014 school year. Every fall, College Board releases the names of students who scored exceptionally well on its college-level "advanced pl...

RHS NJROTC wins Distinguished Unit Award

The Riverhead Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) has established itself as one of eleven distinguished units of the Northeast the 2013-2014 school year. The Distinguished Unit designation is earned based on sustained superior perform...

Teachers, staff honored by Riverhead school district

The Riverhead Central School District recognized teachers and staff during the Superintendent's Conference Day to kick off the 2014-2015 school year earlier this month. Teachers recognized for 25 years of service: Mildred Nash, Sharon Martocchia, E...

latestblogs

IN MY OPINION

Science Center executive director explains, defends towing policy

I would first like to thank all who responded and support us at the Long Island Science Center.  I, Michelle Pelletier, am current Executive Director at the Long Island Science Center and have be...
LIFE ON PURPOSE

Does God weep?

Do you think God cries when we cry? I wonder if God feels sorrow when we feel sorrow, and if He sheds tears, whatever that means in the reality of God. I sort of comprehend that God is beyond us, not human. It would make sense that God doesn’t have hu...
NATURAL LIVING

The Tasmanian Devil, unleashed

Sometimes life isn't funny. Sometimes, even when you're trying, even when you think you're on the right track, life turns around and kicks you in the arse. As I was skidding across my face this week, ...
IN THE KITCHEN

A gratifying skillet breakfast

Awakening to the smells and sounds of breakfast cooking in the kitchen can be one of the most gratifying things a person can experience. Unfortunately, I wouldn't know. I just so happen to be that person in the kitchen creati...
BITS AND PIECES

Potholes in the road to tranquility

I’ve been taking beach walks since I moved to Jamesport over nine years ago. I gravitate to the sand and sea in all seasons and “weather permitting” does not apply. Aside from the beautiful views and great exercise benefits, walking the beach allows...
CIVILETTI

Down again: My Optimum not-so-hot spot

Cablevision runs my life. OK, that may be an exaggeration. But only slightly. I'm an Optimum Triple Play customer times two. At home and at the office. Internet, phone, TV. Even though the internet is the only service we really consistently use, we get the other two because buy...
SPORTS

Riverhead football: Waves defeat Smithtown East, 39-27

The Riverhead Blue Waves scored a big victory on the home turf today in an exciting game against Smithtown East, 39-27. Ryun Moore's two touchdowns, a two-point conversion and a blocked punt lifted ...

Waves shut out Bulldogs, 5-0

The Riverhead Blue Waves defeated the North Babylon Bulldogs yesterday 5-0 on the Waves' home field. Maria Dillingham had three goals and two assists in the win, lifting the Blue Waves to 3-0 in Div...

Riverhead comes from behind to beat W. Islip 28-25

It wasn't pretty — but it was a win. The Riverhead Blue Waves snatched a win from the jaws of the West Islip Lions today in the final seconds of their season opener. With less than 16 seconds left...
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