With just a few dozen people in attendance, U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. John Prince’s burial Friday at Calverton National Cemetery seemed atypical for someone killed in combat.
The small gathering of relatives and strangers was unusual for a military funeral, during which long processions often follow grieving parents or spouses into the cemetery.
But for Mr. Prince, a Queens native who died over 70 years ago during World War II, that type of service was never possible. His remains were discovered only last summer in a mass grave on Betio Island in the central Pacific, along with those of more than 30 other soldiers.
The attorney for former Southampton Town Councilman Bradley Bender has asked the judge in his drug case to consider a sentence that does not include time in prison, according to a memorandum filed June 17 in the Eastern District Court of New York. READ
On Tuesday, movie theaters came one step closer to coming to Riverhead when the Town Board adopted three zoning amendments aimed at permitting them on Route 58.
A pedestrian was struck and “badly injured” by a westbound Long Island Rail Road train in downtown Riverhead Tuesday night, according to Riverhead Town police and the MTA. READ
A new pharmacy with a familiar name to the East End has opened on Main Road in Jamesport.
Longtime Times Review Media Group staffer Joe Werkmeister has been named the editor of the Riverhead News-Review and The Suffolk Times. READ
Michelle Fink has faced a familiar question recently from customers inquiring about the plot of land currently being cleared on Wading River Manor Road. Many people say they’ve heard it’s going to be housing, she said.
A disbarred Wading River attorney previously convicted in a $4 million real estate Ponzi scheme was indicted last month for wire fraud in connection with an alleged theft that occurred prior to her conviction, according to a federal indictment.