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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

Riverhead Catholics to celebrate first Salvadoran saint with procession and Mass Sunday at St. John the Evangelist

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The Salvadoran-American community is celebrating the canonization of St. Oscar Anulfo Romero, an archbishop martyred in 1980. Romero was saying Mass a cancer hospital when he was shot and killed. He had been a spiritual leader who worked for social justice and peace in the war-torn country.

Plan for Riverside’s Maritime Trail Park gets first look at FRNCA meeting

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The new Maritime Trail Park in Riverside would feature two trails that bisect the park, a floating kayak launch, a fishing platform, a river overlook, a comfort station, multigenerational spaces and other features.

Friends of Riverhead man killed in Oct. 10 motorcycle crash start online fundraiser to cover funeral expenses

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An online fundraising campaign has been started to help the family of Riverhead resident David Jordan Sargent, 23, who was killed last Wednesday in a motorcycle accident on County Road 39 in Southampton.

Riverhead moving forward with multimillion dollar capital improvement plan for water district

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The plan, calling for additional estimated expenditures of more than $15 million over the next 10 years, is seen as a crucial commitment to retaining the Riverhead Water District as an independent public water supplier.

Vail-Leavitt celebrates Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month

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The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall hosted its First Annual Hispanic/Latino Heritage Celebration Friday evening, with family fun, including music, dancing and ethnic foods, plus a screening of the movie, "The Book of Life.”

Hudson River Health van provides care in Riverhead and on North Fork

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A new health center on wheels will increase health care access for communities across Riverhead and the North Fork and provide primary and preventive care for those who need it most.

Body of Riverhead man found on county parkland in Riverside

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The death of Cesar Perez, 32, remains under investigation, Southampton Police Chief Steven Skrynecki said, but police have “good, solid evidence that it was a suicide,” he said.

Riverhead man, 25, stabbed to death by homeless man: Queens D.A.

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A 25-year-old Riverhead man was stabbed to death two weeks ago in Queens during a fight with a homeless man, according to a press release issued by the Queens County district attorney's office last Tuesday.

Thousands of free children’s books to be offered at book fair Saturday

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There will be books galore available for the taking at a massive book fair Saturday at Pulaski Street School, for every grade level, from pre-K to 12.

Riverhead readies for Wizards’ return

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The Harlem Wizards will be back in Riverhead Nov. 8, challenging high school faculty and staff in a night of basketball showmanship, comedy and entertainment for the entire family. Players entertained kids throughout the district yesterday at assemblies where they spoke to kids about bullying.
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