Week in Review: Stories you may have missed

06/16/2013 5:00 PM |
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Theresa Drozd (left) tears up as Robert DeSena makes a speech about her success with Council for Unity Sunday evening.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Theresa Drozd (left) tears up as Robert DeSena makes a speech about her success with Council for Unity Sunday evening.

Celebrating the accomplishments of Riverhead’s ‘saint’

They called her a saint, the “fairy godmother of Riverhead,” and more. So when Theresa Drozd — Riverhead High School’s crisis prevention specialist and an active leader in the school’s Council for Unity, student government, and other programs — announced she would be retiring at the end of this year, school and nonprofit officials prepared their proclamations honoring her. Read more …

CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | The crew of HBO’s ‘Girls’ sets up on Rocky Point Road in East Marion Wednesday.

Girls is the latest show to film on the North Fork

As the popular HBO series “Girls” continues filming in East Marion this week, we decided to take a look back at several other series and movies to film out here in recent years. Read more …

BILL LANDON PHOTO  |  Riverhead senior Matt Crohan with the Yastrzemski Award, which he received Wednesday night at the Suffolk Baseball Coaches Assocciation's all-county dinner.

BILL LANDON PHOTO | Riverhead senior Matt Crohan with the Yastrzemski Award, which he received Wednesday night at the Suffolk Baseball Coaches Assocciation’s all-county dinner.

Riverhead pitcher wins Yastrzemski Award

For two months this spring, Matt Crohan mowed through lineup after lineup in dominating fashion for the Riverhead baseball team. The Blue Waves’ ace lefty ran off a 44-straight-inning scoreless streak and pitched a pair of no-hitters. Read more …

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | The new language hotline at the Riverhead Police Department's front desk will make it easier for police and residents to communicate, town officials said.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | The new language hotline at the Riverhead Police Department’s front desk will make it easier for police and residents to communicate, town officials said.

Riverhead PD installs translation hotline phone

A new translation hotline at the Riverhead Police Department is making it easier for non-English speakers to get help, and for police officers to learn about tips and other important information faster. Read more …

COURTESY PHOTO | Ashley Johnson with her father Dwayne in the Tampa airport about two weeks before the accident.

COURTESY PHOTO | Ashley Johnson with her father Dwayne in the Tampa airport about two weeks before the accident.

Riverhead native in critical condition after hit and run

Ashley Johnson, 23, a former Riverhead High School student, was struck by a red pick-up truck June 6 while crossing a major highway in Tampa about 11:45 p.m., according to a report. Read more …

 

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