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Joseph Pinciaro

03/08/15 12:00pm
Roderick Farmer recognizes Emma Alston — Thomas Watkin's widow — during the first presentation of the Thomas Watkins Buffalo Soldier award. Mr. Farmer, the worshipful master of Tyre Lodge No. 91, which created the award, said it was established 'to reach back and honor one of our own as well as somebody who was a pillar in the community.' (Credit: courtesy photo)

Roderick Farmer recognizes Emma Alston — Thomas Watkin’s widow — during the first presentation of the Thomas Watkins Buffalo Soldier award. Mr. Farmer, the worshipful master of Tyre Lodge No. 91, which created the award, said it was established ‘to reach back and honor one of our own as well as somebody who was a pillar in the community.’ (Credit: courtesy photo)

Two years after World War II ended, President Harry Truman desegregated the United Stated Armed Forces with Executive Order 9981.

But four years before that, Aquebogue native Thomas Watkins was in the trenches in Italy with the all-black 92nd Infantry Division, better known as the Buffalo Soldiers, fighting alongside all-white divisions to help the Allied Forces liberate Italy.  (more…)

02/28/15 4:41pm
New chamber of commerce president Brian Curtin, center, presented the Entrepreneurial Achievement Award to Long Irleand co-owners Dan Burke (left) and Greg Martin in December. (Joseph Pinciaro file photo)

New chamber of commerce president Brian Curtin, center, presented the Entrepreneurial Achievement Award to Long Irleand co-owners Dan Burke (left) and new chamber board member Greg Martin in December. (Joseph Pinciaro file photo)

The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce elected its new leaders at its recent membership meeting, selecting Great Rock Golf Course general manager Brian Curtin as its new president. (more…)

02/26/15 12:15pm
Forty businesses were cited this week for failing to clear their sidewalks. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Forty businesses were cited this week for failing to clear their sidewalks. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

With sidewalks impassable along much of Route 58, leaving pedestrians to either walk on the road or atop snow and ice, Riverhead Town code enforcers have issued $10,000 in fines to property owners, saying they have properly failed to clear their sidewalks. (more…)

02/24/15 1:40pm
A woman makes her way up Route 58 on Tuesday morning before stepping into a parking lot. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

A woman makes her way up Route 58 on Tuesday morning before stepping into a parking lot. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Winter is getting old for pretty much everyone at this point: record-lows have been recorded in the tri-state area on multiple occasions in February.

Week after week, more snow seems to be in the forecast.

But for those walking along Route 58 to get to a bus stop, or to work, the cold isn’t all that’s getting old. The winter can be a dangerous time for a pedestrian walking Route 58; many property owners along the busy corridor have not shoveled their sidewalks, as per town regulations, leaving pedestrians to either maneuver over ice and snow or just walk on the road itself. (more…)