06/23/16 6:51am
06/23/2016 6:51 AM

Calverton National Cemetery funerals

With just a few dozen people in attendance, U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. John Prince’s burial Friday at Calverton National Cemetery seemed atypical for someone killed in combat.

The small gathering of relatives and strangers was unusual for a military funeral, during which long processions often follow grieving parents or spouses into the cemetery.

But for Mr. Prince, a Queens native who died over 70 years ago during World War II, that type of service was never possible. His remains were discovered only last summer in a mass grave on Betio Island in the central Pacific, along with those of more than 30 other soldiers.

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05/30/16 3:33pm
05/30/2016 3:33 PM

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Hours after Riverhead’s Memorial Day Parade was called off due to inclement weather, hundreds of vehicles descended on the town.

Their destination: Calverton National Cemetery.

One annual tradition might have been canceled Monday, but another gave the community a place to honor the fallen anyway.  READ

05/23/15 12:00pm
05/23/2015 12:00 PM
JOHN NEEELY FILE PHOTO | Calverton National Cemetery will host its annual Memorial Day service at 1 p.m. Monday.

JOHN NEEELY FILE PHOTO | Calverton National Cemetery will host its annual Memorial Day service at 1 p.m. Monday.

In keeping with tradition, Memorial Day will be observed Monday with a series of parades and ceremonies across the North Fork and Riverhead Town.

The following is Monday’s schedule of events: (more…)

01/28/15 12:00pm
01/28/2015 12:00 PM
Ethan Sisson, a junior at Southold High School, demonstrates with other students from Project Bus Stop earlier this month. One proposed bus shelter would be built at the intersection where the students demonstrated. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Ethan Sisson, a junior at Southold High School, demonstrates with other students from Project Bus Stop earlier this month. One proposed bus shelter would be built at the intersection where the students demonstrated. (Credit: Paul Squire)

This month, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski’s office submitted a request to build six new bus shelters in the county, including two by Calverton National Cemetery.

He has said Suffolk County stands at the ready to fund such shelter requests. (more…)