A shooting ‘victim’ is escorted from Riley Avenue Elementary School during Saturday morning’s active shooter drill. (Credit: Michael White)
David Wicks said he couldn’t help but get a bit emotional during Saturday’s active shooter drill in Calverton, where police and ambulance workers simulated a mass shooting inside Riley Avenue Elementary School.
About 70 high school students and other volunteers also participated in the drill, during which two people were “killed,” and several others were dragged from the school or carried out, fake-bloodied and bandaged.
A Suffolk police helicopter also landed in a nearby field.
“It was very real for me; I had chills,” said Mr. Wicks, a Riverhead School District assistant superintendent. “I felt myself getting emotional. The real sobering thing is how much time can pass before help gets here.
“But it made me feel good because our lockdown procedures do help.”
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I hope all is well with everyone as we venture into mid-November and await “Turkey Day.” Since it’s been relatively warm lately there are still lots of fresh veggies at the farm stands. Keep that in mind when planning your Thanksgiving. (more…)
Harry Singh, the president of Bolla Oil Corporation, speaks at Thursday’s Planning Board meeting. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
A Garden City-based oil company is considering moving its headquarters to Calverton in the next few years, its president said at a Riverhead Town Planning Board meeting Thursday night.
And he’s not talking about the Enterprise Park at Calverton, where Riverhead Town officials have been trying to lure energy companies. He’s talking about Edwards Avenue. (more…)
What a beautiful weekend! I hope you were able to get outside and enjoy it. It just doesn’t feel quite like pumpkin season yet. (more…)
Tebbens Steel at EPCAL celebrated its 70th anniversary Sept. 19. Elsie Tebbens, Councilman John Dunleavy, Tom Tebbens Sr, Tom Tebbens II, and Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter celebrated the milestone. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Alfred Tebbens started a repair shop business in 1944, a small operation that began in Center Moriches. Now 70 years later, that business, now known as Tebbens Steel, is still going strong with its main operation in Enterprise Park at Calverton. (more…)
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In the past few months, this newspaper has editorialized more than once on the town’s budget situation. It faces a $1.6 million deficit in 2015 — and no formal budget has even been presented yet. (more…)
Paul Tromblee mug shot (Credit: Suffolk County police)
A Manorville man who pleaded guilty to armed robbery in connection with a string of robberies across Suffolk County — including one in Calverton and Mattituck — was sentenced to five years in prison Monday, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. (more…)
The Honda SUV where it came to rest after last Thursday’s crash in Calverton. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)
An 80-year-old woman who was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a crash that sent two cars careening down a hill in Calverton last Thursday has died of her injuries, Riverhead Town police said.
Roberta Ekberg of Calverton was in a westbound Honda CRV driven by 79-year-old Alfred Ekberg when Mr. Ekberg attempted to make a left turn off Sound Avenue and collided with an eastbound Audi driven by Jeannette Kuzma, 58, of Shoreham, police said. (more…)