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…)
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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A Riverhead Town Police officer responded to a downtown Riverhead deli just after 1 a.m. Sunday after someone thought they saw a child left alone in a car, according to a police report. (more…)
Nick Raynor of Riverhead at last year’s snapper tournament. (Credit: Rachel Young, file)
The 17th annual Spanner Tournament along the Peconic River in downtown Riverhead is set for Sept. 27. Hosted by the Riverhead Town Recreation Department, the tournament’s goal is to get get more people into fishing while also raising money for the Riverhead Recreation Department Scholarship Fund.
The tournament is split into two divisions: adults (16&over) and youth (under-16). A rod and reel will be awarded to the first-place winner in each division. And trophies are handed out to the top three finishers in each division.
The first 100 people to register receive a free T-shirt. To pre-register, call 727-5744, ext. 0, visit the website at www.riverheadrecreation.com or go in person to the department at 55 Columbus Ave. in Riverhead.
The tournament begins at 11 a.m. On-site registration starts one hour earlier. The tournament runs until 3 p.m.
Anglers must supply their own rod & reel and bait.
There will also be a Chinese auction for prizes donated by local businesses, which starts at 3:15 p.m.
The Riverhead Project in downtown Riverhead. (Credit: File Photo)
Some of the reaction to the news that The Riverhead Project has closed its doors has really bothered me these past couple of weeks.
I can’t say I’m exactly shocked by the closure. Nor was I surprised at all by the quasi-celebratory reaction from some of our readers. (more…)
Dennis McDermott, owner of The Riverhead Project, said the downtown eatery is closed for good. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
The Riverhead Project, the downtown eatery widely heralded as a milestone in the revitalization of Riverhead, has gone out of business, according to the restaurant’s owner. (more…)
Walkers along the Peconic Riverfront Saturday morning at the third annual Alzheimer’s Walk in Riverhead. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
As the ALS Challenge sweeps across the nation on social media, nearly 100 people took to the streets around downtown Riverhead Saturday morning to raise money for another deadly disease: Alzheimer’s. (more…)
Mixed media artist Charles Manfredi of East Islip (far left) is interviewed next to his diorama of his figures “Baldies Visit Riverhead” by the Suffolk Theater Friday evening. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
It was a picture perfect summer evening Friday as several hundred people filled downtown Riverhead to see JumpstART artists unveil their work on the grounds of the East End Arts complex and various venues along East Main Street and Grangebel Park. (more…)