Earlier this year, a combined task force of police officers and detectives from town and state departments descended on Riverside, the Southampton Town hamlet that has struggled to rehabilitate its quality of living due to crime such as prostitution and drug sales. READ
The Riverhead Fire Department quickly extinguished a shed fire on Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue Thursday afternoon.
There are few Suffolk County first responders who don’t know the name Thomas Lateulere, the chief of training and education for the county’s Regional Emergency Medical Services Council (REMSCO). READ
Dr. John Andresen’s red-headed patient gives him a wary glance as the doctor approaches with a long needle. The doctor pats him gently before quickly slipping the needle into his neck. READ
For centuries, alewife — a silver-scaled herring-like fish — return to Riverhead’s Peconic River estuary to spawn, making it as far as Grangebel Park to lay their eggs. But a series of dams set up decades ago to promote industry and agriculture halted the fish’s annual migration from traveling the rest of the journey up the Peconic River. READ
Joseph Tandy’s life was based on service. The Mattituck native was a veteran of Operation: Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, where his efforts to repair emergency evacuation helicopters helped save dozens of lives.
As an Air Force reservist, he worked full-time in Westhampton to maintain the reserve’s helicopters. READ
An elderly man was airlifted to a local hospital Thursday afternoon after he suffered a “medical emergency” while driving in Calverton and crashed into a tree, Riverhead town police at the scene said. READ
A Baiting Hollow restaurant was broken into early Wednesday and two safes were stolen, according to Riverhead Town police. READ