Cardboard boat race
With little fanfare and only a small knot of friends to cheer them on, disappointed cardboard boat race fans staged their own "outlaw" race this morning in downtown Riverhead.
Town officials say the organizers' 'hectic schedules' made picking new date impossible, but ex-councilman George Gabrielsen whose family powered the event since its founding six years ago, tells a different story.
The annual event, which had been set for Sunday, June 26, won't take place that day because the tide will be too low that afternoon — and concerns about water quality.
Worried about a possible fish kill, Riverhead may postpone its annual cardboard boat race until end of July
Concern that the potential for another massive fish kill lingers, town officials discuss postponing for a month the annual cardboard boat race.