In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which dramatically flooded parts of Texas and Louisiana and left thousands displaced from their homes and without basic necessities, locals across the North Fork are stepping up to help in different ways. READ
Two new playgrounds were installed this month in Wading River and Calverton and children are already making use of them, according to Riverhead Town officials.
The old equipment at Wading River beach was battered by nor’easters over the past nine years, town parks and recreation superintendent Ray Coyne said at last Thursday’s Town Board work session.
Following its “Last Bow Wow” fundraiser earlier this month, a nonprofit group dedicated to creating a better shelter for the town’s homeless animals has made its final donation. READ
Standing amid a crowd of hundreds Monday afternoon, Fred Sandusky held a yellow Cheerios box with a tiny pinhole up toward the sun. READ
Community members are planning to gather for a vigil Monday in Riverhead to honor Heather Heyer’s memory and those who were injured during the violence that took place in Charlottesville earlier this month.
Members of a Mastic Beach church stood along Route 25 in Calverton Tuesday evening, holding American flags, waving and shouting at passing cars to stop and sign the abandoned trailer that reads “I love you, God. Thank You.” in protest of the recent violations issued by Riverhead Town. READ
Hundreds flocked to the Custer Institute & Observatory in Southold on Monday to view the solar eclipse in any way they could. READ
Riverhead Town has ramped up actions against vacant and abandoned homes since receiving $100,000 through the New York State Attorney General’s office in October, the town announced Thursday.