06/10/16 5:00am

Mary Stackpole

The Glenwood Recreation Club held a memorial service in their newly renovated clubhouse May 28 in memory of its fallen soldiers. Sixty club members attended. Glenwood resident David DeJohn donated an American flag, which has flown over the White House and now proudly flies in the Glenwood community. Thanks to Mr. DeJohn for his gift.


05/27/16 5:00am

The Riverhead Fire Department Association held its monthly meeting May 10 at headquarters. It was a special evening for John Kurpetski, who celebrated 50 years of service with the department. He received proclamations from the fire commissioners, Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter, state Sen. Ken LaValle, Gov. Cuomo’s office, Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo and Congressman Lee Zeldin, who also gave him a flag. Washington Engine Co. 2 hosted a dinner for John before the meeting. Guests included his family and brother firefighters. Sean Walter said John was “an example of someone giving back to the community” while another presenter stated that John’s being a police officer — since retired — and firefighter was not without sacrifice. It was a beautiful evening. As a thank-you, John’s wife, Pat, was presented with a floral arrangement.


03/18/16 5:00am

A Teen Art Show, featuring artwork by Riverhead High School students in grades 9-12, is currently on display at Riverhead Free Library through March 23. An opening reception was held March 4. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Riverhead Free Library and the Youth and Family Services department and is dedicated in memory of Vincent Nasta, who was a beloved RHS art teacher. Be sure to stop by and take a look.