10/10/16 10:46am
10/10/2016 10:46 AM

As families shuffled their young children out the door, Siris Barrios and her team at Riverside Rediscovered packed away colorful small chairs, took apart yellow kiddie tables and swept Goldfish crackers from the floor as they transformed the space from a children’s playroom back into an office.

It’s a scene that unfolds Tuesday nights at the conclusion of each installment of a program called “CMEE on Wheels,” during which representatives of the Children’s Museum of the East End come to Riverside to run various activities for local children. The program runs through Nov. 22. READ

10/07/16 11:13am

Former Shoreham-Wading River High School wrestler Kevin Meloni didn’t realize he had won his 100th career match last year until he paused to point to the crowd. There among the SWR contingent, Mr. Meloni recalled, was eighth-grader Nick Donnelly, a call-up to the varsity team who had placed third that day.

“I see this kid cheering, screaming,” Mr. Meloni said last week. “I see this big smile, him laughing, like, so happy.”

Then a senior, Mr. Meloni watched as Nick charged down the stands to embrace him. READ

08/25/16 6:27am
08/25/2016 6:27 AM

If the North Fork stand-up paddle boarding community could be considered a tribe, then Chris Dowling is its chief.

Dowling, who along with his wife, Blake, owns One Love Beach surf shop on Main Street in Greenport, started a weekly community meet-up in 2013 for enthusiasts and as a way to introduce beginners to the sport.

If you’re not familiar with this water sport, stand-up paddle boarding, or SUP, is a sort cross between surfing and kayaking. Participants stand on a sturdy board and use a long oar to steer through the water.


08/11/16 6:00am

On May 28, 2013, Jeanette Fink received a phone call in the middle of night telling her that her son, Justin Walker, who was visiting family in North Carolina, had been involved in a terrible car crash. The Riverhead woman jumped out of bed and booked the first flight south. READ