07/29/14 8:10pm
This car was involved in Tuesday's fatal crash near the Riverside jail. (Credit: Stringer News Service photos)

This car was involved in Tuesday’s fatal crash near the Riverside jail. (Credit: Stringer News Service)

On Wednesday morning, New York State police identified the woman in a Tuesday afternoon fatal car crash as 76-year-old Saundra Highland of Riverside.

According to police, Ms. Highland’s 2010 Ford was traveling southbound on Nugent Drive just west of the Riverside jail when she “drifted into the center median and struck a tree.”

Investigators said on Tuesday that the crash, which occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m., does not appear to be suspicious and no other car was involved in the accident.

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07/28/14 10:00am
Zachary Studenroth, president of the Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Council, notes that the settlers in the 1600's were quite a bi shorter than now. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photo)

Zachary Studenroth, president of the Cutchogue New Suffolk Historical Council, notes that the settlers in the 1600′s were quite a bi shorter than now. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photo)

As you can walk near the library on Main Road in Cutchogue, it’s easy to overlook the collection of buildings scattered, almost haphazardly, on a gentle hill at the nearby Village Green.

But three structures on the green — the old schoolhouse, the Wickham farmhouse and the “Old House” — are much more historic than they seem, offering a glimpse of centuries of North Fork living. (more…)

07/26/14 6:00pm
Sophie DePierro, 8, and brother Leo, 6, of Westhampton Beach.

Sophie DePierro, 8, and brother Leo, 6, of Westhampton Beach.

Country Fest LI 2014 is rocking the 4-H Camp in Riverhead this weekend with live country music, local vendors, crafts, monster truck rides, food, dancing and more.

The two-day, family-friendly event continues tomorrow. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.

For more photos from the festival, check out Northforker.com.

07/25/14 10:00am
Mike Curtis, Riverhead Town's lead mechanic, with Officer Doug Geraci at the town's municipal garage, where Mr. Curtis spent 50 to 60 hours outfitting the department's new car for patrol use. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Mike Curtis, Riverhead Town’s lead mechanic, with Officer Doug Geraci at the town’s municipal garage, where Mr. Curtis spent 50 to 60 hours outfitting the department’s new car for patrol use. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Don’t be surprised if you see a sleek, dark blue Riverhead police car or ambulance SUV drive by with its lights flashing: it’s just the town emergency services’ newest rides.

The Riverhead Police Department’s new squad car is a Ford Police Interceptor, the latest police car model available since Ford discontinued the Crown Victoria in 2011.  (more…)

07/24/14 5:18pm
The driver of this sedan was airlifted to Stony Brook Medical Center on Thursday afternoon. (Credit: Riverhead Fire Department)

The driver of this sedan was airlifted after a crash on River Road on Thursday afternoon. (Credit: Riverhead Fire Department, courtesy)

A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center after being injured in an accident in Calverton Thursday, Riverhead fire department officials said at the scene.

A woman was driving alone in a white sedan at around 4 p.m. when her vehicle collided with a transit bus on River Road after she exited Kent Animal Shelter, fire chief Joseph Raynor said.

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07/24/14 11:40am
Celentano in hit and run

Jacqueline Celentano of Calverton is led out of Southampton Police Department headquarters in Hampton Bays for an arraignment following her arrest last year. (Credit: Carrie Miller file)

More than a year after he was hit by a car and left badly injured on the side of the road in Flanders, 25-year-old Aaron Hartmann still has memory problems, his mother, Linda, said. He stumbles over his words sometimes and has lost the peripheral vision in both his eyes.

When Mr. Hartmann gets tired, he limps on the leg that was broken in the crash, she said, making it difficult for him to get a job to support his young child.

“My son’s life is destroyed,” Ms. Hartmann said. (more…)

As eighth-graders, former Shoreham students Kari Quinn (left), Nick Bottari and Kaitlyn Brosco all excelled on varsity in their respective sports. (File photos)

As eighth-graders, former Shoreham students Kari Quinn (left), Nick Bottari and Kaitlyn Brosco all excelled on varsity in their respective sports. (File photos)

After years of debate, the Shoreham-Wading River’s athletics program now has a “selective classification” policy on the books.  (more…)