- Riverhead will paint the town pink during October in support of breast cancer awareness month. From Oct. 9 through Oct. 23, Main Street businesses will participate in the American Cancer Society’s “Main Street Goes Pink” by displaying pink ribbons, offering signature pink products or otherwise promoting breast cancer awareness at their places of business.
‘There’s not a single day I don’t miss him:’ Local woman organizes suicide prevention fundraiser in memory of lost loveThe fundraiser will start at 7 p.m. at Four Doors Down in Mattituck.
Riverhead paramedic, deceased Wading River fire commissioner to be honored by Heidi’s Helping Angels at annual eventHeidi’s Helping Angels will honor RVAC paramedic Joseph Oliver and the late Thomas Lateulere at its annual fundraising dinner coming up on Oct. 6.
- Johanna Benthal has always loved spending time outdoors. But her brain injury makes it difficult for her to exercise for very long, and her family has long struggled to find ways to get her outside and moving around.
- A spirited crowd of more than 100 people marched up Main Street yesterday singing, dancing, shouting “Riverhead para Cristo” (“Riverhead for Christ”) and stopping to pray along the way, answering the call of the Shofar, the ceremonial ram’s horn trumpet of ancient Israel. Photos.
- The event featured safety demonstrations, tours, K-9 demonstrations and a special surprise of dozens of homemade cupcakes donated by Connetquot High School students.
- A young science teacher at McGann-Mercy High School honored with national fellowship.
Walking for breast cancer: 18th annual 5k walk for North Fork Breast Health Coalition to be held at TangerLace up those running shoes for a good cause this month. The annual 5k Walk For Breast Cancer Awareness is being held Sunday, September 25 at Tanger Outlet Center.
- Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Riverhead residents have a chance to help save lives at a blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Riverhead Fire Department headquarters.
- Learn how to protect your children at PBMC’s Child Safety Day. The hospital and local fire, police and sheriff departments will offer a host of free tips and procedures to help keep your little ones safe and sound.
- The Riverhead community of Reeves Park, which lost two firefighter residents in the 2001 World Trade Center attack, gathered for its annual memorial ceremony last night. Photos.
- The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will celebrate 332 years of service at its annual open house and family day this weekend.
Remembering terror victims with railroad yard street art, prayers and a celebration of life at Sept. 11 memorial in RiverheadTwo historic retired train cars in Riverhead will become a living memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks when they’re painted with a 120-foot long patriotic mural this weekend.
Fifteen years after 9/11, Reeves Park residents remember local firefighters who died in World Trade Center attacksFifteen years ago, two local firefighters answered one of the worst calls in our nation’s history: The World Trade Center had been struck by two jetliners, and thousands of civilians were trapped inside. Like so many others that day, neither firefighter came home. They both perished trying to rescue those trapped in the towers, leaving behind ...
Charter school principal, citing Riverhead focus school designations, says charter expansion offers more parents choiceThe charter school principal has publicly criticized the Riverhead school district for its “inability to properly educate” minority students.