09/19/14 2:03pm
09/19/2014 2:03 PM
Long Beard Brewing Co. owner Paul Carlin is gearing up for a move to Riverhead. (Courtesy) For more photos visit:

Craig Waltz of Long Beard and others in the craft brew scene look to Riverhead as the beer ‘hub.’ For more photos

Over the years, Riverhead has sought to be a lot of things.

But a hub for craft beer?

That’s what one prospective brewer says it’s becoming, and it’s what’s drawing his company to the area.

Long Beard Brewing Co. is an up-and-coming craft beer brewer that’s looking for a home in Riverhead, said a co-owner, Paul Carlin. See northforker.com for more.

 

09/16/14 9:24pm
09/16/2014 9:24 PM
Riverhead's Jonathan Perez rises to head a corner kick while being challenged by Newfield's Connor Timmonds (10). (Credit: Garret Meade)

Riverhead’s Brian Elejalde rises to head a corner kick while being challenged by Newfield’s Connor Timmonds (10). (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

WOLVERINES 3, BLUE WAVES 1

This definitely was a tough one for the Riverhead High School boys soccer team.

The Blue Waves certainly had more scoring chances, but Newfield made the most of its chances and recorded a 3-1 Suffolk County League III victory in Selden on Tuesday afternoon. (more…)

09/15/14 8:20pm
09/15/2014 8:20 PM
Harley Alvarado of Riverhead boots the ball while teammate Jenna Rocca looks on. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Harley Alvarado of Riverhead boots the ball while teammate Jenna Rocca looks on. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

COLTS 7, BLUE WAVES 0

Arianna Sabatino scored 58 seconds into the game and Half Hollow Hills West never looked back as the hosts recorded a 7-0 win over Riverhead in a Suffolk County League III girls soccer game in Dix Hills on Monday afternoon. (more…)

09/15/14 6:00am

Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School in Riverhead is hosting “Mercy Night” in the school’s auditorium on Oct. 3.

Following the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, school officials and students will be discussing future goals for “Project Ministry to the East-End Roman Catholic Youth,” or “Project M.E.R.C.Y.”

The event is from 7 to 10 p.m. and is open to all East End high school students. Refreshments will be provided.

To RSVP, call 631-727-5900 ext. 315.

09/13/14 6:44pm
09/13/2014 6:44 PM
Riverhead's Raheem Brown evading West Islip's Joe Rushton during Saturday's season-opening game. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Riverhead’s Raheem Brown evading West Islip’s Joe Rushton during Saturday’s season-opening game. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

BLUE WAVES 28, LIONS 25

An overcast, gray day got uglier in the second half when rain began to fall, lightly at first, and then with growing intensity, making for slick conditions and a slippery football. That was fitting enough because Riverhead was turning in a performance that was at once disturbing and ugly. But what the Blue Waves lacked in points for artistry, they made up for in drama and excitement.

The Blue Waves, defending Suffolk County Division II champions, dodged a bullet in their season opener on Saturday, narrowly averting an upset loss to West Islip in the final seconds. Steven Reid III pulled in an 18-yard touchdown reception with 15.1 seconds left to play, allowing the Blue Waves to escape with a 28-25 result in their favor at Coach Mike McKillop Memorial Field in Riverhead.

Call it Riverhead magic. (more…)

09/12/14 2:59pm
09/12/2014 2:59 PM
Supporters of Precious Pups donned this bracelets during Friday's court date. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Supporters of Precious Pups donned this bracelets during Friday’s court date. (Cyndi Murray photo)

About a dozen supporters of the Calverton animal shelter accused of selling sick and aggressive dogs sat in court Friday as a judge held up a temporary restraining order against the business. (more…)

09/12/14 1:03pm
Dennis McDermott, owner of The Riverhead Project, said the downtown eatery is closed for good.

Dennis McDermott, owner of The Riverhead Project, said the downtown eatery is closed for good. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Riverhead Project, the downtown eatery widely heralded as a milestone in the revitalization of Riverhead, has gone out of business, according to the restaurant’s owner. (more…)