North Fork business owners may be in trouble next summer if the J-1 work visa program is discontinued.
The J-1 program allows students from foreign countries to come to the United States during the summer to work. They are legal workers who pay taxes and provide help to employers who request them.
Richard Harrell is making his way from Boston to Washington D.C. by an untraditional means: a wheelchair. READ
The wet, cold spring has led to less honey this season on the North Fork.
All bees, not just honeybees, need flowers for food, and Long Island is increasingly losing flowery areas due to residential development and deer eating the plants. READ
Northwell Health announced last Thursday that its insurance subsidiary CareConnect would be shut down and will withdraw from the New York State insurance market for 2018, leaving about 125,000 customers in New York State, including 31,500 in Suffolk County, without a plan.
About 60 people gathered Monday night at the gazebo in the Peconic Riverfront Park to express solidarity against the white supremacy and violence that has taken place in Charlottesville, Virginia.
New York State is suing the Environmental Protection Agency for dumping dredged materials in Long Island Sound.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday that the State of New York would be taking legal action against the EPA after it said in 2016 it would dump dredged materials into the eastern Sound.
A new Planned Parenthood in Riverhead is now open, just down the road from its former location on East Main Street.
The building the Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Riverhead Health Center previously occupied changed hands in 2015, and the new owner said PPHP’s lease would not be renewed when it expired in September 2016. But they were determined to stay in Riverhead.
The Riverhead Business Improvement District’s popular Alive on 25 summer event returned to the downtown area Thursday night.