07/02/15 5:59am
07/02/2015 5:59 AM
(Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

(Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

After the Supreme Court ruled last week that the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage, the phrase “love wins” quickly hit the airwaves and social media as a testament to the fact that over everything else — even in the face of the nation’s highest court — love can prevail at the end of the day.

But for the family of one local couple who has been mired in a lawsuit with their former disability providers, the ruling came as a reminder that in the end, love has not won for them in the eyes of the law. At least not yet. (more…)

07/01/15 8:30am
07/01/2015 8:30 AM
Tree limbs hang on a house on Wilson Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Tree limbs hang on a house on Wilson Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

An early morning string of thunderstorm toppled trees and knocked out power for more than 3,000 residents in Riverhead and Flanders Wednesday.

According to a PSEG outage map, about 2,500 customers in Jamesport and 555 residents in Flanders lost power due to the storm. As of 8:30 a.m., power had been restored to most of the Jamesport properties around Tuthill Lane, according to the map.  (more…)

06/25/15 9:04pm
06/25/2015 9:04 PM
Craig Waltz of Long Beard and others in the Long Island beer scene look to Riverhead as the beer ‘hub.’  (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Craig Waltz of Long Beard and others in the Long Island beer scene look to Riverhead as the beer ‘hub.’ (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Riverhead is growing a beard to go along with its mustache.

Inspired by the success of other small Riverhead beer companies like Moustache Brewing Co., start-up brewery Long Beard Brewing Co. signed a lease to rent space at an old fire station in Riverhead this morning. The brewery will be located at the former second street firehouse in downtown Riverhead.

Co-owner Paul Carlin said no opening date has been set, though he and business partner Craig Waltz are looking at March 2016.

“It’s kind of hard to say. It’s impossible to predict. The licensing process itself could take up to nine months,” Carlin said. “But we’re very, very excited.”

Read the full story on northforker.com.

06/12/15 7:24pm
06/12/2015 7:24 PM
Riverhead senior Steven Reid III runs the final leg of the 4x100 relay at Friday's state championship meet. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Riverhead senior Steven Reid III runs the final leg of the 4×100 relay at Friday’s state championship meet. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

There were undoubtable mixed emotions for Riverhead’s 4×100 relay team following the Section XI State Qualifier last weekend. The Blue Waves, thanks to their personal best time, had punched a ticket to the state meet. But a second-place finish left a bitter taste.

On Friday afternoon, at the University at Albany, the Blue Waves’ quartet was nothing but smiles after running its best time once again.  (more…)

06/11/15 2:00pm
06/11/2015 2:00 PM
Bryan Sabatella signs autographs for a group of students from Wading RIver Elementary School. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Bryan Sabatella signs autographs for a group of students from Wading River Elementary School last month. (Credit: Grant Parpan, file)

Bryan Sabatella of Aquebogue has an eight-game hitting streak with the Long Island Ducks. The former Shoreham-Wading River High School player is batting .459 (17 of 37), with six runs batted in and nine runs scored during the streak.  (more…)

06/11/15 12:45pm

Local teen actors and actresses were in for a special treat at Sunday’s Teeny Awards at Center Moriches High School. Not only did the area’s bright young stars get recognized for their hard work on the stage at the annual awards ceremony, but a couple of big names made a virtual drop-in to announce some of the awards firsthand. (more…)