04/18/15 12:00pm
Suffolk County historian Peter Fox Cohalan (left) dedicates the Suffolk County Historical Society's new gallery to Noel Gish (right) Thursday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Suffolk County historian Peter Fox Cohalan (left) dedicates the Suffolk County Historical Society’s new gallery to Noel Gish (right) Thursday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Less than a year ago, the Suffolk County Historical Society’s east wing was “nothing but a big closet,” said Bob Barauskas, president of the Riverhead organization’s board of trustees.

Not anymore. On Thursday evening, the newly restored former storage room was dedicated as the Noel J. Gish Sr. Gallery during a ceremony attended by nearly 125 people. (more…)

04/18/15 10:00am
Thirty West Main Street. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Thirty West Main Street. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce is relocating its headquarters to Thirty West Main, the newly renovated shared workspace complex co-owned by commercial real estate broker Georgia Malone. It has a June 1 move-in date.

“We knew about Thirty West Main because Ms. Malone invited us to her ribbon-cutting facility, where we were able to tour the facility,” chamber president Brian Curtin said. “It was the only place we visited when looking for a new place to call home.”  (more…)

04/04/15 5:00pm
Members (counter-clockwise, from left) Sissy Zosimo, Diann Scott, Joanne Zosimo, Darlene Faith, Marie Donovan and Thelma Booker pose for a photo Saturday at the Madison Street Moose lodge. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Members (counter-clockwise, from left) Sissy Zosimo, Diann Scott, Joanne Zosimo, Darlene Faith, Marie Donovan and Thelma Booker pose for a photo Saturday at the Madison Street Moose lodge. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Deborah Boschetti, senior regent of the Riverhead chapter of the Women of the Moose, barely had a second to spare last Saturday as she prepared for the organization’s 60th anniversary celebration later that night.

“I still have to get changed,” the Laurel resident said apologetically as she spooned balsamic vinaigrette onto individual bowls of salad at the Madison Street moose lodge. “Can you excuse me for a minute?”  (more…)

04/04/15 12:00pm
The old red mill in Riverhead. (Credit: Courtesy)

The old red mill in Riverhead. (Credit: Suffolk County Historical Society)

Did you know historians believe Riverhead to be home to the first saw mill ever erected on Long Island?

Around 1659, when Riverhead was still part of Southold Town, John Tucker received permission from local authorities to build the Little Red Mill, according to the Suffolk County Historical Society(more…)

03/29/15 10:00am

Whether your child is a tween or a 20-something, the topic of sexually transmitted diseases is generally awkward to broach. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s December approval of Gardasil 9, the newest version of the vaccine previously approved to prevent cervical cancer caused by the Human Papillomavirus, means parents may have to tackle the subject sooner than anticipated.

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03/16/15 10:00am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTOTristin Krueger and his mother, Raven, in front of their fire-damaged home on Twomey Avenue in Calverton. (Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

Tristin Krueger and his mother, Raven, in front of their fire-damaged home on Twomey Avenue in Calverton in January. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

When Caraline Krueger’s employers at the Cooperage Inn told her they wanted to host a fundraiser to help raise money for her family, whose Calverton home was badly damaged in a Jan. 17 fire, she almost began to cry. (more…)

03/08/15 7:00am
Designed by a Utah family in 2010, the Squatty Potty 'helps you to eliminate faster and more completely' by forcing you to squat. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Designed by a Utah family in 2010, the Squatty Potty ‘helps you to eliminate faster and more completely’ by forcing you to squat. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

One of 2014’s hottest holiday items wasn’t an expensive electronic device or an innovative kitchen gadget. It was a $25 plastic toilet stool called a Squatty Potty — and it sold out on shopping websites like Amazon.com before many people even had a chance to add it to their virtual wish lists.  (more…)