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.
A type of cicada that has only appeared in a few states was recently spotted at Wildwood State Park in Wading River.
Luminati Aerospace isn’t just building unmanned aerial vehicles at the Enterprise Park at Calverton. The company is also building an amphibious aircraft.
A Wading River man was arrested on a felony charge Saturday after driving drunk and under the influence of drugs with a 6-year-old passenger before crashing his vehicle in Calverton, according to a press release.
The Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps is looking to build a substation on the western side of town.
“We are looking to find a substation that’s on the west side of the district to improve our responses to the Sound Avenue and Manorville areas,” said Keith Lewin, a member of RVAC’s board of directors. READ
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town Police are seeking the public’s help to identify the suspect who robbed a Calverton convenience store in January. READ
“What were we going to do? Ask them to replant the trees?”
So replied Brookhaven Town supervisor and former county legislator Ed Romaine when asked last week why the town took no action against the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which it suspected of violating state law by clearing a half-acre of trees in one of Long Island’s most protected areas. READ
Local officials are hoping that Next Generation 911 will solve problems some residents in the Riverhead Town portion of Manorville have been experiencing with long response times on emergency calls and police or ambulances going to the wrong street.