07/17/14 6:00am
07/17/2014 6:00 AM


Christian Hojenski has been very busy these past few months. In February, he attended the National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., having been nominated by Col. McCarthy, Riverhead High School ROTC instructor, and sponsored by Envision. Christian was selected to act as commissioner of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and also as an administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency during the forum. (more…)

06/20/14 5:00am
06/20/2014 5:00 AM
Riley Avenue second-graders, under the direction of music teacher Keith Maguire, sang patriotic songs Friday in salute to the American flag. (Credit: Sandra Kolbo/Riverhead School District)

Riley Avenue second-graders, under the direction of music teacher Keith Maguire, sang patriotic songs June 14 in salute to the American flag. (Credit: Sandra Kolbo/Riverhead School District)

The Ladies Auxiliary of Riverhead Fire Department held its June meeting at Meeting House Creek Inn on the 11th. Auxiliary vice president Ann Vonatzski and secretary Kelli Naugles presented hanging flower baskets to outgoing president Marie Madigan and outgoing secretary JoAnne Krajewski, who both served during 2013-14. (more…)

06/06/14 6:00am
06/06/2014 6:00 AM
McGann Mercy High School. (Credit: File)

McGann Mercy High School is where the Long Island Sound Chorus rehearses. (Credit: File)

Joanie and George Mottern celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary at a brunch May 19 at Meeting House Creek Inn. They were surprised by their daughters, Jennifer and Sara, family and friends and members from their wedding party — Marie and Jimmy Barnes, Theresa Foley, Penny Czletka and Eddie Reeve. Everyone had a wonderful time.  (more…)

05/23/14 6:00am
05/23/2014 6:00 AM


The annual meeting of the Friends of Riverhead Free Library and the Riverhead Free Library Association was held May 13. Laurel Sisson and Arlene Peck, co-presidents of the Friends, presented an overview of what the Friends have been up to during the year with funds raised from sales at the Yellow Barn. (more…)

05/09/14 6:00am
05/09/2014 6:00 AM
Riverhead fire headquarters on Roanoke Avenue. (Credit: file photo)

Riverhead fire headquarters on Roanoke Avenue. (Credit: file photo)

The Long Island Sound Chorus, the Riverhead chapter of Sweet Adelines, recently traveled to Albany to compete at the National Convention, where they sang on the steps of the Capitol building with hundreds of other Sweet Adelines. The LISC practices every week in Riverhead and they sing beautifully.  (more…)

03/27/14 12:00pm
03/27/2014 12:00 PM


The next book discussion at Riverhead Free Library will be held today, Thursday, March 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. The book “The Sandcastle Girls,” by Chris Bohjalian, is a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author’s Armenian heritage.  (more…)

02/14/14 1:23pm
02/14/2014 1:23 PM



Congratulations to Karen and Michael Skop on the birth of their daughter, Adelaide Rose, born Jan. 25 weighing nine pounds and measuring 22 inches. Her big sister, Evelyn, is so happy to have a sister to play with. Grandparents Nancy and Howie Gassert and Susan and Victor Skop are so thrilled with the new addition to their family. The students at Aquebogue Elementary, where Karen is a kindergarten teacher, are also very happy to hear the great news. (more…)

04/13/11 2:09pm
04/13/2011 2:09 PM

Longtime Riverhead Board of Education member Kathy Berezny has decided not to seek re-election to another three-year term.

Ms. Berezny has been on the board for nine years and has served as its president and vice president over the years. Prior to that, she served in the Riverhead Parent-Teacher Organization for 13 years, and held a number of positions there.

“I made this decision with a heavy heart,” she said in an interview, adding that she cried when she recently told fellow board member Ann Cotten-DeGrasse of her plans.

“You know when it’s time to move on and do something else.”

Ms. Berezny, who is also a chaplain in the Riverhead Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, said the school board position was demanding a lot of her time.

She said she’ll still go to school board meetings, but not all of them, as she’s done for the past 22 years, first as a PTO member and then as a school board member.

Ms. Berezny’s seat on the board is one of three up for re-election May 17.

The terms of Ann Cotten-DeGrasse and Greg Meyer, who currently are the board’s president and vice president, also are up for re-election and both of them have indicated they will seek another term. Patty Sapienza-Brown has confirmed that she is running for the board and that she will be campaigning with Ms. Cotten-DeGrasse and Mr. Meyer.

Candidates have until 5 p.m. monday to submit a nominating petition with at least 73 valid signatures of district voters in order to get on the ballot.