01/18/15 7:00am

Sipping bone broth: good or bad for you?

One new trend popping up in some health circles is sipping broth made by boiling the bare bones of chicken and other types of meat.

A quick Google search of “bone broth” describes the elixir as an immune-boosting, digestion-improving, cellulite-busting remedy that will even leave you with a dewy, wrinkle-free complexion — though those benefits can change depending on who you ask. (more…)

01/16/15 11:00am
Richard Rause, 30, of Wading River being led to his arraignment Friday morning. (Credit: Carrie MIller)

Richard Rause, 30, of Wading River being led to his arraignment Friday morning. (Credit: Carrie MIller)

Update: These charges were scheduled to be dropped, it was announced in court on Jan. 26.

A Wading River man accused of attempting to rape a woman at gunpoint was being held at the Riverside jail on $50,000 cash bail Friday morning, awaiting word of a grand jury indictment.

Southampton Town police said Richard Rause, 30, allegedly attacked a 30-year-old woman about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday behind Wildwood Bowling Alley in Northampton. (more…)

01/16/15 7:00am
Jennifer Callaghan lets go of a red balloon in memory of her husband James. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Jennifer Callaghan lets go of a red balloon in memory of her husband James. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Among the hugs and tears shed beside an all too familiar stretch of Main Road Friday morning, laughs and lanterns filled the air long before the sun came up in remembrance of James Callaghan, a Jamesport man who was killed in a hit-and-run while jogging on a foggy Jan. 16 morning just one year ago.

More than 20 people joined at the sign bordering Riverhead and Southold towns at 5:45 a.m., about the same time police believe Mr. Callaghan may have been struck by a “blue metallic” vehicle that fled the scene.

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01/15/15 8:00am
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone at a press conference this week with elected officials. (Credit: Courtesy)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone at a Monday press conference with elected officials. (Credit: Courtesy)

In the ongoing effort to combat the growing use of heroin across Long Island, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Monday announced a new strategy aimed at making a special drug more accessible to addicts at treatment centers and county facilities — though experts warn it’s no panacea.

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01/12/15 12:00pm
Anthony and Nadia Chiaramonte by the counter of their new business. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Anthony and Nadia Chiaramonte by the counter of their new business. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

It was business as usual at the Northville Turnpike deli on Friday afternoon, where phone-in orders came in back to back, with deliveries heading out just as fast.

But amongst the afternoon rush, a new face could be seen running the show; Nadia Chiaramonte, the new owner of 4C’s Deli, which she affectionately named after her family of four.

Ms. Chiaramonte and her husband Anthony purchased the storefront — formerly CK’s Deli & Catering — last Monday, spending only one day cleaning up shop before opening for business the following day.

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01/12/15 9:45am
Abel Neira, 25, of Riverhead. (Credit: Riverhead Police mug shot)

Abel Neira, 25, of Riverhead. (Credit: Riverhead Police mug shot)

A unlicensed Riverhead man is facing a felony grand larceny charge after stealing his roommates’s car and crashing it on Route 105 early Sunday, according to Riverhead Town police.

Abel Neira, 25, crashed a 2000 Volkswagon Jetta about 3:20 a.m. and then fled the scene, returning back to his West Main Street apartment, police said.

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01/11/15 7:00am
Maximus Health & Fitness owners Frank Distefano (from left) and Phil Durinck look on as personal trainer Greg Trent tries out one of the new LifeCycle GX spin bikes. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Maximus Health & Fitness owners Frank Distefano (from left) and Phil Durinck look on as personal trainer Greg Trent tries out one of the new LifeCycle GX spin bikes in May. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

So, it’s that time again. The calendar flips to another year and you announce and start to make good on your New Year’s resolution.

Often, that resolution is a commitment to improving one’s health, whether it be quitting smoking, losing a few pounds or watching what you eat. (more…)