Some risks in life, despite how challenging they may seem, are just worth taking.
For Riverhead High School graduates Melanie and Mike Drozd, that risk was creating a life. And — with the help of Ms. Drozd’s co-workers at Riverhead Ford and some others at a nearby GMC dealership — that risk ended up being well worth it.
Almost exactly a year ago, a former colleague of mine, Michael White, penned a column titled “Seven years in community newspapers.” After seven years with Times Review Media Group, Mike was writing his farewell column. He has since gone on to launch his own website, GreaterPatchogue.com.
And after almost exactly seven years of living on Long Island, it’s now time for me to move on. READ
When she died at age 59 in 2010, Carol Pufahl left a legacy that included a love not only of reading and writing, but of teaching essential skills.
On last Friday, that legacy was put into action at Riverhead Free Library, where El Dia de los Niños (The Day of the Children), which takes place annually at libraries nationwide, received an added boost thanks in large part to the Carol Pufahl Literacy Foundation. READ
The Suffolk County Department of Health is advising residents to keep their pets — and, for those young’uns looking for a chilly swim — children out of Laurel Lake after a blue-green algal bloom was found at the lake recently by Stony Brook University professors. READ
First, they lost their home in the 2012 wildfire.
The following year, their daughter Christine passed away at the age of 29.
Now, George and Kathleen Moretti will have to bury their son. READ
A Riverhead teenager faces first-degree rape charges after he engaged in sexual intercourse with a girl less than 11 years old, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. READ
Ask Lt. Col. Peter McCarthy about his personal accomplishments as leader of the Riverhead Navy Junior Reserves Officers Training Corps and he’ll likely tell you about NJROTC members and their accomplishments rather than what he’s done to help get them there.
More than 37 percent of people age 20 and over are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. As if finding time to work out isn’t hard enough — only 20 percent of us exercise regularly — keeping excess weight off is typically a challenge. Arguably a bigger challenge is getting rid of it in the first place.
Enter the Spartan Race. READ