Articles by

Joseph Pinciaro

05/20/16 2:20pm

Drozd twins

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.


05/15/16 12:00pm

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,

And after almost exactly seven years of living on Long Island, it’s now time for me to move on. READ

05/07/16 9:00am


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