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Quint Nigro was born and raised in Riverhead, and is a 2023 graduate from College of the Atlantic. His background is in journalism and political science. When he isn't writing for work, he's writing for fun.

Former Town Hall, future site of Riverhead Justice Court, dedicated in memory of Judge Allen Smith

by Oct 25, 2023
The Riverhead Town Board dedicated the future site of the town’s new justice court to the late Judge Allen Smith in a ceremony of tears and laughter on Tuesday.

Harlem Wizards dazzle kids with basketball tricks & tips at school assemblies ahead of Nov. 9 game

by Oct 19, 2023
Harlem Wizards player Tishean 'Fresh Prince' Emmanuel visited Riverhead schools on Wednesday in advance of the Wizards game coming up Nov. 9. Photos.

A domestic violence survivor who counsels Latina women in abusive relationships, Noemi Sanchez talks about culture, community and healing

by Oct 15, 2023
Noemi Sanchez, a Mexican immigrant and the mother of three daughters, speaks about domestic violence, cultural influences, and how she found the help she needed to heal. She now works in to help other Latina women in similar circumstances. Hispanic Heritage Month profile.

Young Riverhead entrepreneur credits his parents, Hispanic heritage for motivation and work ethic

by Oct 14, 2023
Christopher Aguilar, 25, owner of Mexicandy, a new snack and dessert shop on Main Street in Riverhead, credits his parents, who are lifelong entrepreneurs, and his Hispanic heritage for instilling in him the motivation and work ethic needed to start and succeed in his own business.Hispanic Heritage Month profile.

Trailblazing Riverhead cop reflects on police work, family, Hispanic heritage

by Oct 12, 2023
Riverhead Police Detective Byron Perez is as local as local gets. The lifelong Riverhead resident looks back on growing up here as the son of Guatemalan immigrants, nine years as a police officer and the importance of positive role models in the Latino community. Hispanic Heritage Month profile.

Riverhead police officers fan out across town to chat with residents over a cup of coffee

by Oct 8, 2023
Riverhead police officers spoke with residents and shared a cup of coffee at four locations Wednesday morning for the annual “Coffee With A Cop” Day, an event held nationwide designed to “build trust and help foster a sense of community.

Human cases of West Nile virus reported in Riverhead and Brookhaven

by Oct 4, 2023
Two new human cases of West Nile virus in Suffolk County, including one in the Town of Riverhead, were announced yesterday by Suffolk County Health Commissioner Gregson Pigott.

Two local veterans honored with ‘Quilts of Valor’ by Calverton Meadows community

by Oct 3, 2023
Veterans Joseph Napolitano and Richard Robinson of Calverton were awarded Quilts of Valor by Calverton Meadows residents and local officials, honoring them for their service to country and community.

Anti-Bias Task Force to host Hispanic Heritage Month ‘meet and greet’ Oct. 11

by Oct 3, 2023
Riverhead Town’s Anti-Bias Task Force will hold a meet-and-greet event to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Riverhead firefighter awarded Gold Medal of Valor for bravery in daring rescue of elderly resident trapped inside burning home

by Sep 28, 2023
Riverhead Fire Department Lieutenant Justin Berry was awarded the Gold Medal of Valor last night during the Vocational Education and Extension Board of Suffolk County’s Medal Day ceremony at Riverhead Fire Department headquarters.