10/29/14 3:44pm
10/29/2014 3:44 PM
WaterFire in Providence, R.I.. Credit: Oko Zoko

WaterFire in Providence, R.I.. Credit: Oko Zoko

Light up the Peconic!

A plan to bring “WaterFire” to downtown Riverhead could be in the works. WaterFire Riverhead, as it’s being billed, is a based on similar WaterFire displays around the world — the nearest being in Providence, R.I. — that feature bonfires on waterways while other artistic displays and performances take place around them. (more…)

10/29/14 2:00pm
A lamp post contest gathered over 25 participants before this weekend's Edgar Allan Poe Festival. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A lamp post contest gathered over 25 participants before this weekend’s Edgar Allan Poe Festival. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Downtown Riverhead is about to come alive … with the dead.

From the Headless Horseman, to a(nother) re-enactment of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” to beating hearts below wooden floorboards and all things Edgar Allan Poe, if it’s spooky, it’ll be on Main Street this weekend.

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10/20/14 9:00am
10/20/2014 9:00 AM
Brian Gurley behind the counter at the soon-to-open "Two Brothers Take and Bake Pizza" in downtown Riverhead. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Brian Gurley behind the counter at the soon-to-open “Two Brothers Take and Bake Pizza” in downtown Riverhead. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Brian Gurley is hoping the people of eastern Long Island, long-accostumed to the convenience of gooey, piping hot to-go pizzas, will embrace a West Coast approach to takeout.

His venture, Two Brothers Take and Bake Pizza, is expected to open on East Main Street in Riverhead by the end of the month, he said. Unlike a traditional New York pizzeria, the eatery makes fresh, uncooked pies to be cooked at home or frozen for later.

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10/12/14 5:52pm
10/12/2014 5:52 PM
Leroy Hines, co-owner of the soon-to-open JL's Chicken, Fish and Ribs, behind the grill at Riverhead Country Fair Sunday. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Leroy Hines, co-owner of J&L’s Chicken, Fish and Ribs, behind the grill at the Riverhead Country Fair on Sunday. (Credit: Rachel Young)

J&L’s Chicken, Fish and Ribs fed a steady stream of customers from its tent Sunday on the Peconic Riverfront at the Riverhead Country Fair.

Anyone who didn’t have the chance to the taste their food Sunday is in luck: J&L’s will open a brick-and-mortar store in downtown Riverhead at the location of the former Kratoville’s Luncheonette in the next few weeks, co-owner Leroy Hines said.

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10/11/14 5:25pm
10/11/2014 5:25 PM
The inside of PeraBell in Patchogue Saturday. The owners plan to open a Riverhead location this spring. (Credit: Rachel Young)

The inside of PeraBell in Patchogue Saturday. The owners plan to open a Riverhead location this spring. (Credit: Rachel Young)

East Main Street in Riverhead reminds restaurateur John Peragine of how downtown Patchogue looked around a decade ago, he said.

“It has the same kind of feel to it,” he said.  (more…)

09/28/14 9:50am
Sean Peyton, 8, of Riverhead with neighbor Willie Walker. (Photos by Katharine Schroeder)

Sean Peyton, 8, of Riverhead with neighbor Willie Walker. (Photos by Katharine Schroeder)

The Riverhead recreation department held its 17th annual snapper tournament along the Peconic riverfront on Saturday morning.

Because of the recent rains, the fish weren’t biting as much as in years past, but several people managed to hook a snapper or two. The fish were measured and thrown back into the water.  (more…)

09/26/14 10:10am
09/26/2014 10:10 AM
Parto's (inset) is under new ownership. Claudio (left) and Joe Sciara from Uncle Joe's pizzeria have taken over. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Parto’s (inset) is under new ownership. Claudio (left) and Joe Sciara from Uncle Joe’s pizzeria have taken over. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The oval sign above the front door of the West Main Street pizzeria still says Parto’s, and it’ll stay that way for a while, said new manager Claudio Sciara.

But once the new menu is set up, the staff gets settled in and the town’s permits go through, that sign will come down, replaced by a new one showing the popular eatery’s new ownership: Uncle Joe’s.

Joe Sciara, Claudio’s father and owner of Uncle Joe’s, closed a sale to buy the pizzeria from previous owner and chef Frank Spatola Wednesday, and immediately took over.

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