It’s really feeling like summer. And with summer comes fresh fruits and veggies. For instance, local blueberries and raspberries are available, with peaches right around the corner. Don’t forget to freeze some of these delicious fruits. Toss them in a freezer bag, walk away and enjoy them in January! Just imagine, blueberry muffins on a snowy day, with fresh blueberries from the summer!
Fireworks light up the sky over Tristin Kreuger’s Calverton home Monday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Tristin Krueger got his wish. Two of them, in fact.
A professional fireworks display was held Monday just after dusk in honor of the 18-year-old Riverhead High School graduate, who’s battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia since 2013. (more…)
So, here it is already — July Fourth. It sure doesn’t feel like July or early summer but I’m perfectly OK with that. Local sweet corn is here! Support your local farmers. (more…)
A two-car crash shut down a portion of Route 25 in Calverton Tuesday night. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)
UPDATE, 6:15 a.m.: Police released the names of the individuals involved in Tuesday night’s crash in Calverton, as well as more details about what occurred.
No charges have been issued in the crash, which remains under investigation. (more…)
The weather has been pretty nice. Actually, it’s been very good weather for strawberries — not a lot of rain or really hot days. If everything stays on course the strawberries should be around for a while. Cucumbers and zucchini will be arriving soon, with raspberries and blueberries also just around the corner. Stay tuned! (more…)
Town officials in Brookhaven say the Department of Environmental Conservation cleared land in Calverton without proper approval. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Normally, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is the entity saying that a developer or municipality is in violation of state environmental regulations.
But now, officials from Brookhaven Town are claiming the DEC violated its own regulations by more than tripling the size of a DEC boat launching site in Calverton, a site that’s located the core preservation area of the Pine Barrens, where development is greatly restricted. (more…)
Mark Burns, a second-grade student at Riley Avenue Elementary School, with his science fair project (Credit: BNL courtesy)
Riley Avenue Elementary School student Mark Burns earned first place honors at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Elementary School Science Fair last month. (more…)
I hope everyone is well and enjoying the warm weather, which has brought on the strawberries. As of Sunday — when it didn’t rain — they were awesome. Many ask me how long the strawberries will last and I say it’s up to Mother Nature. If it becomes too hot or rains a lot then they don’t last. So get out there and pick some and throw a bunch in the freezer. (more…)