11/11/14 2:48pm
11/11/2014 2:48 PM
The Riverhead Combined Veterans Committee held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Riverhead Combined Veterans Committee held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Combined Veterans Committee hosted its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday morning at the First World War Memorial on West Main Street, honoring those who have served and are currently serving in the United States’ armed forces.

Comprised of the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts, the committee welcomed Councilman John Dunleavy — himself a Vietnam veteran — to speak at the ceremony.

Below is an excerpt from his speech. Click through for more photos from the ceremony.

“Today is truly an American holiday. It’s the day we recognize the men and women who have fought and worked to ensure our freedom as citizens of this great country. These veterans have played crucial roles in over 20 major military conflicts throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Future veterans are currently engaged in action throughout the world. These men and women wake up each day with one mission — to protect the interests of the United State of America and to ensure the freedoms we enjoy daily to remain protected now and in the future.”

11/05/14 10:00am
11/05/2014 10:00 AM
Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School officials unveiled Tuesday the school's new weight room. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School officials unveiled the school’s new weight room on Tuesday. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

What once acted as a small storage area at Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School in Riverhead has now become a state-of-the-art weight room and fitness center.

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10/13/14 8:00am
The 39th annual Riverhead Country Fair featured family-friendly activities, including dancing and a magic show. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

The 39th annual Riverhead Country Fair featured family-friendly activities, including dancing and a magic show. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

Thousands of people visited downtown Riverhead on Sunday for the 39th annual Riverhead Country Fair.

Vendors lined Main Street and the waterfront and sold a variety of goods — from roasted corn to crocheted baby hats.

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09/28/14 9:50am
Sean Peyton, 8, of Riverhead with neighbor Willie Walker. (Photos by Katharine Schroeder)

Sean Peyton, 8, of Riverhead with neighbor Willie Walker. (Photos by Katharine Schroeder)

The Riverhead recreation department held its 17th annual snapper tournament along the Peconic riverfront on Saturday morning.

Because of the recent rains, the fish weren’t biting as much as in years past, but several people managed to hook a snapper or two. The fish were measured and thrown back into the water.  (more…)