Lonnie Pray after an arrest in relation to an alleged attack in August. (Riverhead police)
The two men arrested after a traffic stop in Riverhead Friday night are both ex-cons who were carrying heroin, cocaine and marijuana at the time of their arrests, according to charges aired during separate court appearances Saturday morning. (more…)
The Honda SUV where it came to rest after last Thursday’s crash in Calverton. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)
An 80-year-old woman who was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a crash that sent two cars careening down a hill in Calverton last Thursday has died of her injuries, Riverhead Town police said.
Roberta Ekberg of Calverton was in a westbound Honda CRV driven by 79-year-old Alfred Ekberg when Mr. Ekberg attempted to make a left turn off Sound Avenue and collided with an eastbound Audi driven by Jeannette Kuzma, 58, of Shoreham, police said. (more…)
Women have made huge inroads over decades in many fields long — and unfairly — considered the exclusive territory of men. Print and broadcast journalism, of course, come immediately to mind. It’s also hard to imagine a time when all bartenders were men; it’s been well over a hundred years since the infamous 1892 crackdown in St. Louis that targeted “saloon keepers who employ women as attendants.”
An artist’s rendering of the main atrium at the Family Community Life Center’s recreational and other facilities.
The Long Island Regional Planning Council has declared First Baptist Church of Riverhead’s long-planned Family Community Life Center as a project of regional significance, raising the project’s political standing and bettering its chances for grant money and donor interest.
Enough with the baloney.
That could have very well been the title of the Southold Historical Society’s latest nonfiction publication, called A World Unto Itself: The Remarkable History of Plum Island, New York.
The 388-page tome is being billed as “the definitive history” of the island off Orient Point.
Perhaps a 2005 flashback scene from Season 4 of the Netflix comedy “Arrested Development” depicted the lending market best. In it, actor Ed Helms, playing a realtor, tells two of the show’s main — and jobless, and nutty — characters that he can get them into a mansion through a new “NINJA loan.”
“No income, no job and no assets,” he says, to their delight.
It’s laughable now, but local experts say the depiction wasn’t far off for some lenders during the last decade. To be sure, NINJA didn’t mean banks actually wanted to lend money to people without income, jobs or assets. They just didn’t ask for verification. (more…)
Tricia Wright, right, with Clay IV – the dog she raised as a puppy – and Fernando, the service dog’s new owner. (Credit: Courtesy)
We all bond with our pets — some of us even more so than with fellow humans — so it’s difficult to imagine ever giving them up. (more…)
The pump house at Grangebel Park in October 2012. (file photo)
A 29-year-old Holbrook woman was pushed into the Peconic River early Thursday by a man who then stole her belongings from a bench and fled the downtown area on foot, Riverhead police said. (more…)