03/13/16 6:00am
03/13/2016 6:00 AM

Police

Riverside, Flanders and Northampton residents had a rough stretch at the end of 2015.

Car after car was vandalized across the area — over 60 break-ins ended up being reported. An armed robbery occurred at a home. Someone was even shot and killed on the street in Riverside. An informal night watch was formed as frightened residents appealed to the town for help. READ

03/12/16 9:00am

Brown

Like a lot of people, I imagine, Ralph Edward Brown isn’t exactly sure why or how he landed in his profession. He just knew he wanted to help people.

“It’s just helping out people and giving back to the community,” the Los Angeles police officer said Tuesday. Though he always knew he wanted to be an officer, it was just a matter of where. READ

03/06/16 6:00am
03/06/2016 6:00 AM

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Last winter, a frequent Riverhead visitor emailed me several times to report that sidewalks on Route 58 had not been shoveled — as is mandated under town code — leaving people walking up and down the busy roadway.

After I followed up with the town, 40 businesses were cited. Most of them paid their $250 fines and life went on.

Fast-forward a year. READ

03/05/16 9:00am
03/05/2016 9:00 AM

bostonglobe

There’s a scene late in the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight” in which a reporter visits a courthouse to secure a document sure to break open The Boston Globe’s investigation into the Catholic Church’s cover-up of allegations that priests had molested children.  READ