06/23/12 5:09pm

JOHN NEELY PHOTO | Twins Tyler and Connor Carroll took time to "Tebow" after recieving their diplomas, an act that got them suspended from school last year.

Riverhead High School held its annual graduation ceremony Saturday. Check out photos from the ceremony below.

Be sure to pick up a copy of the News-Review Thursday for our special graduation section, featuring photographs, select bios and a list of the entire Class of 2012.

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04/25/12 8:00pm

JON NEELY PHOTO | Ben gets his toenails trimmed.

A dog wash fundraiser was held Saturday to benefit efforts to build dog parks and a new animal shelter in Riverhead Town.

The town’s first dog park is set for a grand opening this Saturday, April 28 at the EPCAL Recreation Center on Middle Country Road in Calverton.

On Saturday, locals paid $20 to have their dog washed outside Walgreen’s in Riverhead with the money going to the non-profit “Move the Animal Shelter” group.

Check out some of our favorite shots from the event:

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04/22/12 11:53am

JOHN NEELY | Gene Bailey of Jamesport found lots of trash to pick up near the Long Island Science Center.

 

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04/04/12 6:30am

Peconic Bay Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual Candlelight Ball at the Hyatt Place East End Saturday Night.

The event honored community members Emilie and Michael Corey, and Physician of the Year Michael Dempsey, M.D.

Here are some photos from the event:

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JON NEELY PHOTOS | Candlelight Ball honorees Emilie and Michael Corey.

03/12/12 11:58am

JOHN NEELY PHOTO | General Kropp congratulates Marine Corporal Shannon Fulford of Riverhead, who served tours of duty in Kuwait and Iraq.

More than 300 people packed into Polish Hall Saturday night to pay tribute to about 55 local veterans of the armed forces who have served since the Gulf War in the early 1990s.

The event, called Operation Forever Grateful, was hosted by Riverhead Town and organized by Councilman John Dunleavy, along with Liz Stokes and Linda Hulse.

Click here to read more.

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03/05/12 3:33pm

JOHN NEELY PHOTO | The judges and the audience loved Elise Littlefield's performance of "You Can't Hurry Love."

While Riverhead Middle School student Sophia Parise of Jamesport wowed the judges to win first-place at the ninth annual Riverhead Idol contest Saturday night, she was up against some stiff competition.

The event, held at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, drew 14 contestants who performed in front of a sellout crowd.

Scroll through the photos below to see all the Idol hopefuls as they belt out old favorites from Motown.

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03/04/12 6:51am

JOHN NEELY PHOTO | Sophia Parise (left) accepts her first place award from Rose Sanders in the ninth annual Riverhead Idol contest.

Riverhead Middle School student Sophia Parise of Jamesport won the first-place award at the ninth annual Riverhead Idol Contest.

The event, held on Saturday night at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, drew 14 contestants who performed in front of a sellout crowd.

The winner wowed the judges and the audience with her performance of “Unchained Melody.” Savannah Medina, who sang “I’ll Be There,” captured the second place spot and Dakota Cohen garnered third place with his rendition of “December, 1963.”

This year’s Idol contest was again sponsored by the Riverhead Youth Bureau Advisory Board and was a celebration of the sounds of Motown. Councilman Jim Wooten acted as master of ceremonies and the judges were Ed Tholl, Bob Brown, Laura LaSita and Barbara Blass.

JOHN NEELY PHOTO | Winners of the Idol Contest.

11/28/11 4:00pm

McGann-Mercy High School graduates partook in a flag football game at outside the Riverhead Catholic school Saturday. News-Review stringer/photographer John Neely was on hand to grab some action shots.

The game kicked off at 9 a.m. at the school’s athletic fields off Ostrander Avenue. The event was followed by a barbecue.

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JOHN NEELY PHOTO | Mercy graduates squared off on their old football field Saturday in a game of flag football.