The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from 6 p.m. Sunday to noon Monday, with meteorologists now calling for snow accumulations of about three to six inches across Long Island.
This is lower than earlier predictions of up to eight inches.
The forecast also includes 10 to 15 mph winds, with gusts up to 25 mph. Temperatures will remain in the teens and 20s.
Riverhead junior Jacob Robinson picked up a medal as a member of Section XI’s third-place distance-medley relay team. (Credit: Bill Hedges)
If ever there was a mystery event in high school boys winter track, it is the distance-medley relay.
In the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships, each section sends out a team usually consisting of runners from four different schools who have never run in a meet together. Each runner runs a different distance than his teammates.
The event is not usually run during the rest of the season, and with no previous results to refer to, which team will win is anybody’s guess. Even the runners themselves aren’t sure whether they are headed for a first-place finish — or dead last. (more…)
Riley Avenue Elementary School. Barbaraellen Koch photo
Two Riley Avenue Elementary School students who brought a knife to school and were accused of plotting an attack on a fellow second-grader in November are now back in class following a three-month suspension — despite a code of conduct that calls for a minimum one-year suspension for incidents involving a weapon.
After months of debate and a failed lawsuit filed by opponents of the plan, a deer cull kicked off this week across multiple private properties on eastern Long Island, as parcels in Southold, Riverhead and Southampton have received state approval for the hunt.
A source familiar with the operation said the sharpshooters started working Riverhead Monday.
Efren Ramirez was struck and killed near this section of Flanders Road. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)
I agree with the recent News-Review editorial about the sentencing of a defendant who was driving under the influence when he struck cyclist Steven Kane, killing him. (more…)
New York’s best high school track and field athletes will compete Saturday in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships. Riverhead pole vaulter Charles Villa will not be among them.
Although Villa had qualified for what would have been his first indoor state meet, the senior has been withdrawn from the event because of an ankle injury, said Riverhead coach Sal Loverde. Villa sprained his left ankle during a warmup at the Long Island Elite Track Invitational last week and didn’t compete in that meet. (more…)
Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices is opening up on March 6. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)
Spring might still be a few weeks away, with freezing temperatures still lingering, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early for Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices to open up shop. (more…)
Rachel Feirstein played four years of lacrosse at Monmouth University. She officially became the head coach at Shoreham this week. (Credit: Monmouth Athletics)
In May of 2006, Rachel Feirstein experienced what Shoreham-Wading River lacrosse was all about. As a junior captain for Smithtown East, Feirstein’s team suffered a 19-4 drubbing at the hands of the Wildcats in Shoreham. A few weeks later, the Wildcats won their first Long Island championship, beginning a dynasty of five state titles in six years from 2007-12.
“I remember playing Shoreham and was like, ‘Wow, they’re always so great,’ ” Feirstein said. (more…)