For two decades, landscapes found on the East End have inspired plein air impressionist painter Max Moran.
Mr. Moran, a North Forker by way of Ohio and Martha’s Vineyard, found solace in the open fields and atmosphere he found when he moved to Baiting Hollow in 1996. “The North Fork had a New England feel about it. It was an agrarian culture. There was so much to mine,” he said during a recent interview at his Jamesport studio. READ
Before a town board work session Thursday, Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith honored a group from the East End Disabilities Association with a proclamation, declaring the week of Sept. 9 through 15 as “Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week” in Riverhead. READ
After mold and mildew were found at Aquebogue Elementary School earlier this week, similar conditions were reported at Riverhead Middle School Thursday. READ
UPDATE (9:45 p.m.): At Wednesday night’s Board of Education meeting, Riverhead Superintendent Aurelia Henriquez addressed concerns over the presence of mold discovered at Aquebogue Elementary School over the weekend. (more…)
Seventeen years have passed since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, but Riverhead has not forgotten.
Dozens gathered Tuesday evening for the neighborhood’s annual candlelight walk and remembrance at the 9/11 Memorial Park, located on Sound Avenue and Park Road, also known as Lt. Thomas Kelly Memorial Drive. READ
After a presentation Thursday from Oceana, an international ocean conservation advocacy group, Riverhead Town officials are contemplating passing a “sense” resolution to oppose a federal offshore drilling plan.
“Some of the towns on the East End are adopting a sense resolution,” said Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith, adding that she felt it was important for the board to be informed if it’s something they move forward with. READ
The Riverhead Town Board is considering moving up the time of evening meetings by an hour to 6 p.m.
Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith suggested the change during Thursday’s work session.
Ms. Jens-Smith proposed holding meetings scheduled for Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 at 6 p.m instead of 7 p.m. as a trial. READ
Visitors to the North Fork encounter dozens of options for farm-to-table fare, along with wineries and bucolic farm and water views to enjoy.
Potential employees have their pick, too. From restaurant line cooks and buspeople to tasting room staff and hotel workers, newspaper classified sections and websites like Indeed and Craigslist are brimming with employment opportunities in the hospitality industry.
As that industry booms, however, hiring managers are struggling to find staff. READ