From time to time, Riverhead Police Officer Byron Perez glances over at the badge on the shoulder of his police uniform. It’s the seal of the Riverhead Town Police Department, the force of the only home Mr. Perez has ever known.
Since he was a child, Mr. Perez dreamed of joining that department. Now 31 years old, he said it’s hard to believe he’s making history as a Riverhead cop. READ
Goodwill African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Riverside is literally built around its past. READ
After years of sterling fiscal health reviews, both Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River school districts have been designated as “susceptible to financial stress” by the state comptroller’s office, which said the two districts are in danger of increased financial instability if trends continue.
But superintendents for both districts said the comptroller’s office’s findings are inaccurate and don’t represent the districts’ overall fiscal health. READ
You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d walked into an Apple store when entering Riverhead’s medical marijuana dispensary, which opens this morning.
Just after 11 a.m. Friday, a puppy charges down the hallway at Aquebogue Elementary School. Wearing her official yellow and blue Canine Companions for Independence vest, she trots around the corner to Joanne DeGruccio’s special education classroom and waits outside. READ
The sexual assault case against Curran Lee Kirchner hinges on one central question: Who had control? READ
UPDATE, SATURDAY 5:45 P.M.: The National Weather Service said snowfall total is predicted to hit 24 to 28 inches on Long Island, with 20 to 25 inches landing on the North and South Forks. The blizzard warning remains in effect until 7 a.m. Sunday.
This winter season’s first nor’easter could bring blizzard conditions — heavy snow, strong gusts of wind and limited visibility — on Saturday, according to the latest weather forecasts from the National Weather Service.
But as for the snow totals themselves? You can most likely breathe a sigh of relief. READ