01/14/15 6:59am
01/14/2015 6:59 AM
George Kurovics enlisted with the U.S. Navy in 1944 at just 16 years old. (Credit: courtesy photo)

George Kurovics enlisted with the U.S. Navy in 1944 at just 16 years old. (Credit: courtesy photo)

George Kurovics was proud of his military work in World War II, during which he served as a tail gunner on reconnaissance planes in the South Pacific.

“He was proud of his country just as much,” said his son, also George, in an interview Wednesday morning, a day after the 90-year-old was struck and killed on Main Road in Jamesport by an alleged drunken driver.  (more…)

12/01/14 1:19pm
12/01/2014 1:19 PM
BARBARAELLEN KOCH | The Long Island Science Center would move if apartments get built.

The Long Island Science Center would move if apartments get built. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Tax breaks for a plan to build an apartment building in the current spot of the Long Island Science Center downtown will be the subject of a public hearing at Riverhead’s Industrial Development Agency meeting tonight.

The hearing will be held at 5 p.m. in Riverhead Town Hall. (more…)

11/10/14 4:24pm
11/10/2014 4:24 PM
Veterans are honored each year at Riverhead's annual Veteran's Day ceremony at the World War I memorial. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

Veterans are honored each year at Riverhead’s annual Veteran’s Day ceremony at the World War I memorial. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

There are several ceremonies scheduled for Tuesday in recognition of Veterans Day on the North Fork. There’s also a “Veterans Day Dinner” event that’s running from noon to 9 p.m. today, Monday, in Greenport.

See below for a complete list of events.

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11/05/14 4:00pm
11/05/2014 4:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Alex Kuhnle one her way toward scoring the only goal in Wednesday's Class A county championship game. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Alex Kuhnle one her way toward scoring the only goal in Wednesday’s Class A county championship game. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

CLASS A COUNTY FINALS
No. 1 Sayville (15-0-3) vs. No. 2 SWR (17-0-1)
Dowling Sports Complex

In a battle of two unbeatens, Shoreham-Wading River faces Sayville this afternoon for the Class A county title in girls soccer. The Wildcats are playing in their first county title game since 2006 when they lost to Islip. Sayville is the defending county champion. (more…)