The prototype General Dynamics/Grumman F-111B fighter jet roared down the runway at Grumman’s base in Calverton on the afternoon of April 21, 1967. The interceptor jet, with its variable sleek wings, was the fourth in its line of test aircraft meant to serve as the United States’ next standard fighter jet. READ
The Riverhead Town Board approved a $54.4 million town budget for 2017 at Tuesday night’s meeting by a 4-1 vote, with all but Councilwoman Jodi Giglio approving a tax increase that pierces the state-mandated cap.
A 58-year-old Babylon man was killed in a multiple-car accident on Flanders Road Monday night after he sideswiped several cars before colliding with a pickup truck head-on, Southampton Town police said. READ
Each week at the addiction support and recovery home Mainstream House, a group of men gather to share their stories of sobriety and encourage each other.
The wave of voters that President-elect Donald Trump rode into office this Election Day clearly swept through Riverhead, where the unlikely Republican candidate trounced Democrat Hillary Clinton by nearly 3,000 votes, according to preliminary election results. READ
A Suffolk County Transit minibus flipped onto its side after a collision at the intersection of Northville Turnpike and Middle Road Friday afternoon, according to Riverhead Town police. READ
Emily Whitney, 92, sits with her blue stuffed teddy bear, the first stuffed animal she made. (Credit: Paul Squire)
In the weeks following Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency set up a recovery center at Riverhead Free Library to assist victims.
During the commotion, library employees later recalled, a part-time librarian named Emily Whitney, then in her late 80s, presented FEMA workers with homemade stuffed bears. READ
Of all the ghosts and ghouls roaming around Halloween night, the ones having the most fun may have been trick-or-treating through the haunted hallways of Riverhead High School.