12/27/14 10:07pm
12/27/2014 10:07 PM

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the person or people responsible for a break-in at a Riverhead apartment sometime around the Christmas holiday.

Riverhead Town police were called to 1750 West Main Street apartment building about 7:15 p.m. Saturday, officials said. There, they were informed that sometime between Christmas Eve and Saturday, Dec. 27, someone forced open a window at the apartment and “removed assorted items” before fleeing, according to a police report.

No description of a suspect was provided by police.

Anyone with information should call 631-727-4500, ext. 302.

12/21/14 7:00am
12/21/2014 7:00 AM

Christmas is next week, a holy and joyful day filled with memories of the past and dreams for the future. An early memory for me is midnight Mass in the convent on the corner of University Avenue and the Washington Bridge — long gone, replaced by public housing. It was a magical service, highlighted by the cloistered nuns, hidden from sight, chanting and singing in their high-pitched voices. I’m not going to dwell on religion, though, mine or yours. Joy is the theme, and the laughter that joy can bring.


12/19/14 12:00pm
12/19/2014 12:00 PM
Maddie Joinnides, a sophomore at McGann-Mercy, lays out the main design for their Christmas card. (Credit: McGann-Mercy courtesy photo).

Maddie Joinnides, a sophomore at McGann-Mercy High School, works on the Christmas card’s main design.
(Credit: McGann-Mercy High School)

When Bishop McGann-Mercy High School sophomore Maddie Joinnides and her classmates decided to sell Christmas cards to raise money for charity, they had no idea how far the cards would spread across the country.