05/26/14 9:35am
05/26/2014 9:35 AM
The tree at the bottom of the bluff in Wading River, where Matthew Grimaldi fell Sunday evening. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The tree at the bottom of the bluff in Wading River, where Matthew Grimaldi fell Sunday evening. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

As you walk east along Oakwood on the Sound beach at the end of Hulse Landing Road in Wading River, a fence stretching more than 100 yards contains signs warning beachgoers of the dangerous collapsing cliffs above.

But just beyond the fencing are several bluffs that, although steep, can be climbed by any able-bodied person seeking a thrill.

On Sunday evening, during a private Memorial Day weekend party on the beach, a climb up one of those bluffs turned tragic.  (more…)

05/20/14 9:55am
05/20/2014 9:55 AM
(Credit: Paul Squire)

Seth Wassenaar is led into Riverhead Town court for his arraignment on a felony sex act charge Monday morning (Credit: Paul Squire)

A 17-year-old accused of committing a felony sex act against another male teen at the Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch was released on $2,500 bail after pleading not guilty at his arraignment in Riverhead Town court Monday.  (more…)