Joseph Tandy’s life was based on service. The Mattituck native was a veteran of Operation: Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, where his efforts to repair emergency evacuation helicopters helped save dozens of lives.
As an Air Force reservist, he worked full-time in Westhampton to maintain the reserve’s helicopters. READ
The people who will attend the proposed Riverhead Islamic Center on Harrison Avenue, across from Riverhead High School, currently pray in a rented building next to the Loose Caboose on Railroad Avenue, according to Dr. Mahmood Afghani, who has worked at Peconic Bay Medical Center for about six years and is part of the group proposing the center. READ
An elderly man was airlifted to a local hospital Thursday afternoon after he suffered a “medical emergency” while driving in Calverton and crashed into a tree, Riverhead town police at the scene said. READ
The Riverhead Town Board agreed that the annual Cardboard Boat Race will not take place on June 26 — its originally scheduled date — at its work session Thursday. READ
In January, as Jesse Patriss lay in a hospital bed recovering from his fourth surgery in just a year, he took a moment to think about the future. By April, he thought, he’d finally be feeling better and on a path back to a normal life.
His medical condition had already wiped out a year of college, derailed his baseball career and ruined his appetite. READ
A Baiting Hollow restaurant was broken into early Wednesday and two safes were stolen, according to Riverhead Town police. READ
Farm Country Kitchen, which has been involved in legal battles with Riverhead Town since 2011, moved a few steps closer to legalizing its West Main Street operation in the eyes of the town Thursday night.
Riverhead Town police are looking for two men who removed numerous items — including commercial mowers, weed wackers, hedge trimmers, backpack blowers and chainsaws — from Owen Brothers Landscape Design in Baiting Hollow early Wednesday morning. READ