12/10/14 5:00pm
Daniella Ferina, Riverhead Foundation staff biologist, administering warmed IV fluids Wednesday morning to a sea turtle. (Credit: Riverhead Foundation)

Daniella Ferina, Riverhead Foundation staff biologist, administering warmed IV fluids Wednesday morning to a sea turtle. (Credit: Riverhead Foundation)

After rescuing two endangered sea turtles in just 24 hours, biologists with the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation are asking residents to keep an eye out for cold-stunned sea turtles following Tuesday’s nor’easter.

High tides along the north shore after 3 p.m today could leave turtles stranded on north facing beaches, exposing them to frigid water and air temperatures, according to the organization.

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12/10/14 3:25pm
The Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Officials at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside confirmed they are investigating the recent death of an inmate who committed suicide in his cell by hanging himself.

Scott Yarwood, 34, of Wantagh died Dec. 3 at Stony Brook University Hospital, said chief deputy sheriff Michael Sharkey.  (more…)

12/05/14 8:00am
Houseboat owner Michael Evers with his puppy Tallulah. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Houseboat owner Michael Evers with his puppy Tallulah. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

While homeowners across the East End await word of potentially costly water quality regulations, houseboat owners within Riverhead Town are already trying to protect the area’s waters.

For one docked resident, however, the cost of doing so is too high — and it might force him to leave his home. (more…)

12/02/14 10:00am
The entrance to the Main Road preserve. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The entrance to the Main Road preserve. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

About six weeks after a 14-week-old puppy was discovered shot dead in a garbage bag at Laurel Lake Preserve, no arrests have been made, the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals confirmed.

“It is still an ongoing investigation and we are still actively investigating,” Roy Gross, chief of the agency said. “We do certainly want to make an arrest in the case, but at this point there is nothing further that I can add.”  (more…)

11/30/14 12:00pm
Chrissy Locrotondo leads a Free Bird Fitness class. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Chrissy Locrotondo leads a Free Bird Fitness class. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Looking for a workout that will deliver results but won’t break the bank?

Chrissy Locrotondo of Southold, a certified group fitness instructor, has used her experience and optimistic attitude to establish Free Bird Fitness, a nonprofit that provides exercise classes to the community free of charge by pairing up with area businesses that allow her to host classes at their locations for free.  (more…)