08/24/15 6:00am
08/24/2015 6:00 AM

A scary moment for the crew aboard the "Hammer of the Gods."  Luckily, the vessel was able to sail on. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The mighty Peconic River proved too much of a beast for a group of Scandinavian warriors searching for victory in Riverhead Sunday. Nearly a dozen men had to pull the remains of their sinking Viking vessel, Hammer of the Gods, from the water after it began to flounder. READ

07/14/15 8:00pm
07/14/2015 8:00 PM
The proposed bridge will connect Riverside parkland with the downtown riverfront boardwalk. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The proposed bridge will connect Riverside parkland with the downtown riverfront boardwalk. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A proposed pedestrian crossing over the Peconic River, linking county parkland in Riverside to the downtown Riverhead parking lot, will cost between $3.28 million and $3.9 million, according to a feasibility study done for Southampton Town.

That’s more than double the amount the town had sought in state grants to fund construction of the project, according to Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Hampton Bays), who is a candidate for Southampton Town supervisor this fall.  (more…)

06/19/15 8:06pm
06/19/2015 8:06 PM
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PeraBell Food Bar East hosted a family and friends night Friday. Expect a grand opening after July 4. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

It’s friends and family night at PeraBell Food Bar East in Riverhead, which is still more than two weeks away from its grand opening, and co-owner John Peragine is manning the 7,000 pound pizza oven imported from Naples, Italy.

He has agreed to an interview, but before he can talk about the new eatery, one of Riverhead’s most-anticipated of 2015, he has to feed a very important customer.

“One second,” he says, as he lays out three slices of thin crust pizza for his mother, Julia.  (more…)

06/04/15 11:05am
06/04/2015 11:05 AM
Guardian Angels members spent their patrol introducing themselves to the public and handing out informational pamphlets. (Credit: Guardian Angels)

Guardian Angels members spent their patrol introducing themselves to the public and handing out informational pamphlets. (Credit: Guardian Angels)

The Angels stood their ground, and the panhandlers near the Riverhead train station “scattered.”

So said Benjamin Garcia, the patrol director for the NYC Guardian Angels, an anti-crime group that took to the downtown area for patrols Wednesday afternoon into the night. (more…)

05/24/15 7:46pm
05/24/2015 7:46 PM
Jessica Cagen, 13, of East Meadow at Sunday's arts festival downtown. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Jessica Cagen, 13, of East Meadow at Sunday’s arts festival downtown. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Hundreds of people visited downtown Riverhead Sunday for East End Arts’ 19th annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival.

This year’s festival included an arts and crafts fair, live music, food and children’s activities.

See more Katharine Schroeder photos below.

The Rhythm Kings play for festival attendees.

The Rhythm Kings play for festival attendees.

 

A cat painting by Joanne McGiveron of East Patchogue.

A cat painting by Joanne McGiveron of East Patchogue.

 

Eli Fishman of Rocky Point working on his grasshopper painting.

Eli Fishman of Rocky Point working on his grasshopper painting.

Katie Better of Glen Cove paints an osprey.

Katie Better of Glen Cove paints an osprey.

A completed painting.

A completed painting.

Kelly Matern, 8, of Shirley.

Kelly Matern, 8, of Shirley.

Kayla Durney, 16, of Hauppauge works on a sunset painting.

Kayla Durney, 16, of Hauppauge works on a sunset painting.

The crowds on Main Street.

The crowds on Main Street.

Summer Realander, 6, of Riverhead.

Summer Realander, 6, of Riverhead.

A completed painting.

A completed painting.

A completed painting.

A completed painting.

 A work in progress.

A work in progress.

The Blue Spruce Cloggers perform.

The Blue Spruce Cloggers perform.

 

05/24/15 6:00am
The owner of 30 West Main, pictured on the left, is hoping to bring in tenants next door where Allied Optical Plan currently does business. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The owner of 30 West Main, pictured on the left, is hoping to bring in tenants next door where Allied Optical Plan currently does business. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Two business owners that have received Industrial Development Agency tax breaks in the past were back for more — but on different projects — at a recent IDA meeting. (more…)