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09/21/18 5:16pm

After opening a farm stand in Calverton earlier this year, the owners of Lavender by the Bay appeared before the Riverhead Town Planning Board Thursday to seek formal site plan approval.

The owners, Susan and Serge Rozenbaum, run a successful 17-acre farm in East Marion where they grow several varieties of French and English lavender. READ

09/21/18 6:00am

Friends and family of Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs have planned a family-friendly fundraiser in his memory.

This Sunday, Sept. 23, will mark the first annual “TSgt. Dashan J. Briggs Family Fun Day and BBQ Contest,” held at Stotzky Park in Riverhead from noon to 5 p.m. READ

09/19/18 6:00am

For the first time, Riverhead High School plans to host an evening graduation ceremony in 2019.

High school principal Dr. Charles Regan announced the change in a letter welcoming parents and students back for the school year. A school district calendar shows the high school commencement scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. on the high school football field, weather permitting. READ

09/18/18 6:00am

In some ways, the methods John Warner uses to handcraft tombstones at Peconic Monument Works in Riverhead haven’t changed much since the business was founded in 1842. A third-generation stone carver, Mr. Warner dexterously engraves memorials that range, in his words, “from markers to mausoleums.” He learned by watching his father, Hollis.

“I’d walk over here after school and spend the afternoon in the shop doing homework,” he said.

Soon, he was learning the trade like those before him: tracing letters and numbers onto a sheet of rubber, cutting them out carefully with an X-Acto knife, laying the stencil onto the stone and using a pneumatic hammer to chisel away. READ

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09/17/18 4:51am

Bistro or deli?

Defining the difference remains at the heart of Glass Greenhouse’s special permit application submitted to the Riverhead Town Board in May. The owners of the Jamesport business are seeking to create a 15-seat bistro inside the existing Farm Market building, but officials say details of the proposal remain unclear and it appears more like a deli. READ