Years of aging varnish and soot from candle smoke had taken their toll on the once-colorful oil paintings and frescos inside St. Isidore R.C. Church in Polish Town. The vibrant blues of the painted skies had turned nearly black and the images of Catholic religious figures were dark. READ
Riverhead Police are investigating an assault and theft in Polish Town that occurred around 7:40 p.m. last night. READ
Johnny Niecko, who for more than 30 years serenaded listeners across the East End with authentic Polish polka as host of WRIV’s “Sunday Polka Time,” died Wednesday. He was 77. READ
The 41st annual Polish Town Fair and Polka Festival was held this weekend in Riverhead’s Polish Town. READ
Feliska Sawicka, the founder and long-time principal of the St. Maximillian Kolbe Polish School in Polish Town, died on Friday at the age of 93 after a long illness. READ
Where, oh where, to place another brewery in town? Not that one is coming, necessarily. READ
Claudia Zacharewicz of Jamesport is crowned Polish Town Queen by event co-chair Marianne Trubish Saturday. (Credit: Rachel Young photos)
Polish Town has a new queen.
Claudia Zacharewicz, 17, of Jamesport was crowned this year’s Polish Town Queen during a Saturday afternoon ceremony at Baiting Hollow’s Cooperage Inn. An incoming senior at Riverhead High School, Claudia was one of six girls to compete in the 2015 contest, which has been sponsored by the Polish Town Civic Association since 1976. (more…)
Danielle Sessa (fifth from right) cut the ribbon with family and town officials Monday afternoon to The Birchwood of Polish Town. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The Birchwood of Polish Town has got its sparkle back.
Danielle Sessa of Calverton, the new owner of the Polish Town restaurant and catering hall, joined her family and town officials in a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday to celebrate the reopening of the Birchwood. (more…)