02/25/15 10:00am
02/25/2015 10:00 AM
Rob Gabrielsen and his wife Amanda along with Ayden and Robert, far right, skating on the family rink in Jamesport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Rob Gabrielsen and his wife Amanda along with Ayden and Robert, far right, skating on the family rink in Jamesport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

If you build it, they will skate.

The Gabrielsen family of Jamesport has a love of winter sports. Some Scandanavian blood runs in the family, so that may have something to do with it. But the Gabrielsens’ enthusiasm for skating goes beyond that of most people. After all, how many families can say they have an ice skating rink in their backyard? (more…)

02/20/15 12:00pm
02/20/2015 12:00 PM
The building at 1491 Main Road used to house a North Fork Bank branch.  (Credit: Michael White)

The building at 1491 Main Road used to house a North Fork Bank branch. (Credit: Michael White)

Citing ever-ongoing efforts to operate “as efficiently as possible while continuing to provide quality service and products,” a Capital One Bank spokeswoman confirmed this week the company will be closing down its Jamesport branch.

It’s one of five branches and one drive-up bank closing in Suffolk County, said the spokeswoman, Julie Rakes.

They will be closing April 24 and April 25, she said.
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01/31/15 3:00pm
01/31/2015 3:00 PM
Grand Marshal Allen Smith and EEES trustee John Cuddy at the Peconic Bay Diner in Riverhead Saturday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Grand Marshal Allen Smith and East End Emerald Society trustee John Cuddy at the Peconic Bay Diner in Riverhead Saturday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Things will be getting pretty Irish in the Town of Riverhead from late February into March, as the East End Emerald Society gears up for its second annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Jamesport on March 28, which is expected to be bigger than last year’s inaugural parade.

In addition to the parade, the East End Emerald Society also is planning a reception on Saturday, Feb. 21 to formally introduce its grand marshal for the parade, Riverhead Town Justice Allen Smith.  (more…)

01/14/15 4:35pm
01/14/2015 4:35 PM

Riverhead Cops police HeadquartersPolice said that on Tuesday night, shortly after an armed robbery was reported at an E. Main Street business, another was reported just a few miles to the east at a Jamesport business.

According to police, around 8:30 p.m. the manager of MCN Distributors reported that three males entered the business, pointed a handgun at him, and removed cash and heating/air conditioning equipment from the store.

Police said the men used a company box truck to take the proceeds, and the truck was later recovered on Reeves Avenue near Doctors Path.

The robbery was reported not long after a man entered the Damaris Multi Service, located at 725 East Main Street around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday wearing a ski mask and holding a handgun.

Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call 727-4500, ext. 302.

01/14/15 6:59am
George Kurovics enlisted with the U.S. Navy in 1944 at just 16 years old. (Credit: courtesy photo)

George Kurovics enlisted with the U.S. Navy in 1944 at just 16 years old. (Credit: courtesy photo)

George Kurovics was proud of his military work in World War II, during which he served as a tail gunner on reconnaissance planes in the South Pacific.

“He was proud of his country just as much,” said his son, also George, in an interview Wednesday morning, a day after the 90-year-old was struck and killed on Main Road in Jamesport by an alleged drunken driver.  (more…)

01/12/15 3:35pm
01/12/2015 3:35 PM
Police said Alvah Randall Jr., 28, used a screwdriver to cut a Riverhead woman. (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)

Police said Alvah Randall Jr., 28, used a screwdriver to cut a Riverhead woman. (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)

A Jamesport man was arrested Monday for allegedly cutting a woman with a screwdriver during an argument over the weekend, Riverhead police said.

Officers said Alvah Randall Jr., 28, used a screwdriver to cut a Riverhead woman on her stomach when the two acquaintances got into a fight at Main Road house in Jamesport on Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Randall Jr. was arrested on Monday and charged with one count of assault in the 2nd degree and one count of harassment in the 2nd degree, according to Riverhead police.

Police said he is going to be arraigned Monday afternoon.