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Maria Piedrabuena

Maria Piedrabuena
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María, a multimedia reporter, graduated from Stony Brook University with degrees in journalism and women and gender studies. She has worked for several news outlets including News12 and Fortune Magazine. A native of Spain, she loves to read, write and travel. She lives in Manorville. Email Maria

Local families in need will have Thanksgiving dinner courtesy of safe-boating group and Riverside church

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Dozens of turkeys, gravy, and all the fixings and side dishes were collected by the Peconic Bay Power Squadron for the families of Head Start in Flanders.

Goals for Riverhead schools: superintendent, board president outline plans at FRNCA meeting

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Riverhead Central School District Superintendent Dr. Aurelia Henriquez and board of education president Greg Meyer outlined the goals for the district at the Flanders Riverside Northampton Community Association monthly meeting this week.

‘Friendsgiving’ breakfast fundraiser set to help save SEPA Mujer’s legal department

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The organization is inviting all the members of the community who want to go and share with them a full breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and drink for a good cause: saving their legal department.

Latino Film Festival comes to Riverhead

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The popular OLA Latino Film Festival, now in its 14th year on the South Fork, has added for the first time ever a Riverhead venue and will feature two family-friendly movies — including a matinee showing of 'el Jeremias' — as well as a live music presentation, Sunday, Nov. 19 at the historic Vail-Leavitt Music Hall.

Mobilizing the minority vote: Volunteers push to boost voter turnout in tomorrow’s local elections

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Organizers focused on the Latino population are working to motivate registered voters to go to the polls tomorrow.

For Flanders resident Paola Zuniga, this year ‘El Día de los Muertos’ or ‘the Day of the Dead’ is a chance...

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El Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican celebration to honor loved ones who have passed away. This year, Paola Zuniga of Flanders is saying goodbye to her uncle.

Photos: Trunk-or-Treat event draws hundreds to Ludlam Avenue Park

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"This is what's all about, getting together and having fun, using this beautiful park and enjoying ourselves together."

Free breast cancer screenings at Peconic Bay Medical Center highlighted at awareness event

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Peconic Bay Medical Center, Grossman Imaging Center and Cancer Services of Suffolk County partnered this month to raise awareness for breast cancer, a disease that kills 2,700 women each each year in New York state alone.

To help Mexico earthquake victims, local residents organize benefit concert, collect donations

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A benefit concert for the victims of the Mexico earthquake will take place this coming Saturday at Wildwood Lanes in Riverhead and will feature several popular local Mexican bands and DJ's.

Riverhead family reunited after fateful trip to Puerto Rico made just before devastating hurricane struck

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Riverhead residents visiting Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria paid its devastating visit, now home and reunited with loved ones, discuss the dire situation there.