11/26/14 2:00pm
11/26/2014 2:00 PM
Tyrese Kerr is one of Riverhead's key returners from last year. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Tyrese Kerr is one of Riverhead’s key returners from last year. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

John Rossetti witnessed an unusual sight when the Riverhead boys basketball team gathered for its first official practice of the 2014 season last week. For the first time in three years, all the players coming out for the team were on the court.

It’s a familiar Catch-22 for Rossetti at the start of every season. Many of Riverhead’s basketball players also play football in the fall.  (more…)

11/20/14 7:00am
11/20/2014 7:00 AM

Joan Davis of Riverhead turned 75 on Nov. 15. She celebrated Nov. 8 at a party held in her honor at Riverhead Polish Hall. The event included DJ music, dancing and several party games. Partygoers included her two sisters, five brothers, her uncle, grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of other family members and friends. Joan said she had an absolutely wonderful time. She especially enjoyed watching Rose and Joe Czulada dance the polka!  (more…)

11/18/14 12:00pm
11/18/2014 12:00 PM
Riverhead senior Amanda Dickerson will play lacrosse at Pace University next year. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

Riverhead senior Amanda Dickerson will play lacrosse at Pace University next year. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

Riverhead senior Amanda Dickerson, a midfielder/defenseman on the lacrosse team, signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her sport next year at Pace University.  (more…)

11/15/14 5:53pm
11/15/2014 5:53 PM
Riverhead's Raheem Brown pursuing Hills West quarterback Jacob Robinson in Saturday's loss in Dix Hills. (Credit: Garrett Meade)

Riverhead’s Edward Wills pursues Hills West running back Ray Lyte in Saturday’s loss in Dix Hills. (Credit: Garret Meade)

DIVISION II SEMIFINALS  |  COLTS 28, BLUE WAVES 13

A season that felt like a constant uphill climb, from Week 1′s last-second win over West Islip to a blocked field goal in the final seconds of Week 8 to defeat Bellport, came to an end Saturday.

The Riverhead Blue Waves’ quest for a third straight county championship — the first such feat for a Division II team since 1998-00 — was ultimately dealt a final blow in Dix Hills, as the Half Hollow Hills West Colts prevailed 28-13 behind the explosive running of halfback Ray Lyte.  (more…)

11/14/14 1:00pm
11/14/2014 1:00 PM
The Riverhead Boys Basketball Booster Club is hosting an alumni game Dec. 13. Brandon Tolliver graduated last year. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk, file)

The Riverhead Boys Basketball Booster Club is hosting an alumni game Dec. 13. Brandon Tolliver graduated last year. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk, file)

The Riverhead Boys Basketball Booster Club is hosting an alumni game Dec. 13 in the high school gym that will benefit a local charity and scholarship fund.  (more…)

11/14/14 8:00am
Riverhead, Walmart, Newtown, Sandy Hook, Route 58, Riverhead

Councilwoman Jodi Giglio said the owner of the former Walmart building on Route 58 may be interested in bringing in a movie theater. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Riverhead Councilwoman Jodi Giglio’s comment at the end of Thursday’s Town Board work session meeting almost flew under the public’s radar.

Someone might be interested in bringing a movie theater to Riverhead, she mentioned. (more…)