09/13/14 2:00pm
Moose members (Credit: Paul Squire)

Moose members (from left) Gloria and George Yaede and Peter Faith, along with Home Depot supervisor Terri Hodgson, load boxes of caps Wednesday morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The 11 cardboard boxes were filled to the brim with plastic caps from toothpaste containers and plastic bottles and sodas.

“We’ve been collecting them for just over a year,” said a beaming Gloria Yaede, a member of the Women of the Moose in Riverhead.  (more…)

09/11/14 12:32pm
The procession walks along Park Road in Reeves Park toward the 9/11 Memorial at the corner of Park and Sound Avenue during last year's procession. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The procession walks along Park Road in Reeves Park toward the 9/11 Memorial at the corner of Park and Sound Avenue during last year’s procession. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Reeves Park will hold its annual 9/11 memorial walk Wednesday evening, marking 13 years after the terrorist attacks and honoring the victim who lost their lives.

A candlelight walk will begin at the corner of Marine Street and Park Road — now called Lt. Thomas Kelly Memorial Drive after the local firefighter who died trying to save others at Ground Zero — at 7 p.m.

The procession will proceed up the road and end at the 9/11 Memorial Park, which was dedicated last year, located at the corner of Sound Avenue.

“Please come and join our community as we stand together,” writes Sound Park Heights Association president Tom O’Haire.

A view of two of Shoreham's tennis courts last spring, which have become unplayable after years of neglect. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister, file)

A view of two of Shoreham’s tennis courts last spring, which have become unplayable after years of neglect. New courts would be included in a bond that voters could decide on in December. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister, file)

Roof replacements. New classroom space and tennis courts. Ceiling repairs. Safer parking lots. Security upgrades.

A committee of Shoreham-Wading River teachers, administrators and parents presented a litany of fixes Tuesday night to address longstanding issues across the district’s four buildings.  (more…)

09/09/14 2:51pm
A school bus got stuck on the guard rail of the L.I.E. Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A school bus got stuck on the guardrail of the L.I.E. Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A mini-school bus headed for St. Isidore Elementary School in Riverhead crashed onto the guardrail of the Long Island Expressway Tuesday afternoon after the driver lost control of the bus between eastbound exits 72 and 73, police at the scene said.  (more…)

09/05/14 11:00am
TIM GANNON FILE PHOTO | Joe Johnson (top) leaves court last year with a lawyer

Joe Johnson (top) leaving court in 2012. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)

A tenured elementary school teacher sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to drunken driving charges is demanding the Riverhead School District reinstate him and claims he was fired last month over a weapons charge that had been dropped, according to a petition filed last Wednesday in Suffolk County Supreme Court.

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09/05/14 8:00am
Tight quarters heading into and out of Riverhead Town Justice Court makes Police Chief David Hegermiller and Town Supervisor Sean Walter believe that arming court officers with guns would not be safe. Others think it would make the court safer. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Tight quarters heading into and out of Riverhead Town Justice Court makes Police Chief David Hegermiller and Town Supervisor Sean Walter believe that arming court officers with guns would not be safe. Others think it would make the court safer. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Riverhead Town’s Justice Court isn’t as safe as it should be, elected town officials say.

They maintain that the hallways in the Howell Avenue building — which also serves as police department headquarters — aren’t wide enough and that the courtroom is too close to the building’s entrance.

“It’s very tight up there,” said Police Chief David Hegermiller. “It’s very confined quarters. It’s very makeshift.”  (more…)