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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.