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Julia-Anna Searson

Julia-Anna Searson
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Julia-Anna is a Riverhead native and a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, with a degree in Biology and minor in Anthropology. She currently lives in Cutchogue.

Town park upgrades coming

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Permanent pickleball courts, new playground equipment, water at dog parks and a new hamlet park in Jamesport are among the projects authorized by the town board this week.

Amid controversy over block grant application, local food pantry is left out

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Riverhead Town omitted a local church food pantry from its Community Development Block Grant funding application, with board members and community development department staff at odds over the request.

If at first you don’t succeed: Four-year supervisor term set for another public hearing

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Voters have rejected the idea of a four-year term for the town supervisor three times since 2005. A town board majority voted today to call a new public hearing on the proposal. It will be held Dec. 17.

Stuff-the-Trailer for Kait’s Angels

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Residents can help make the holiday special for local families in need by donating unwrapped toys, gifts for children, and other items at East on Main in Mattituck for the restaurant’s “Stuff-the-Trailer” charity event for Kait’s Angels.

Learn how to put the federal opportunity zones program to work for you

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Downtown Riverhead is one of two federally designated opportunity zones in the Town of Riverhead. The other is in Calverton, including the Calverton Enterprise Park. The zones allow investors to defer or altogether avoid capital gains taxes, providing an incentive to invest in designated areas.

Wading River FD aims to fill a big yellow school bus with food — Stuff-A-Bus food drive is on

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Wading River Fire Department vols are conducting their annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to help restock empty shelves at local food pantries for the winter. They will make the rounds with Santa Claus Dec. 8 to visit children and collect nonperishable food items to help stuff the school bus that’s parked outside headquarters, where they will also accept donations.

St. John Paul II school hosts Thanksgiving feast

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St. John Paul II school held an early Thanksgiving feast for students and members of the community. Photo slideshow.

Music Masters Mentorship applications being accepted

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High school musicians are encouraged to apply to the Music Masters Mentorship Program and work under acclaimed jazz educator Dr. Thomas Manuel...

Riverhead Community Blood Drive set for Dec. 3

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Give the best gift this holiday season, give the gift of life by donating blood at the Riverhead Firehouse’s Blood Drive on...

North Fork Chocolate Company, losing its lease, launches Kickstarter campaign in hopes of buying its building

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North Fork Chocolate Company is in danger of losing their store in Aquebogue. They have until Dec. 31 to get $1.25 million to buy their building.
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