New York’s best high school track and field athletes will compete Saturday in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships. Riverhead pole vaulter Charles Villa will not be among them.
Although Villa had qualified for what would have been his first indoor state meet, the senior has been withdrawn from the event because of an ankle injury, said Riverhead coach Sal Loverde. Villa sprained his left ankle during a warmup at the Long Island Elite Track Invitational last week and didn’t compete in that meet. (more…)
Former McGann-Mercy football coach Jeff Doroski will coach Riverhead’s varsity softball team this spring. (Garret Meade file photo)
Former McGann-Mercy football coach Jeff Doroski has been hired to coach Riverhead’s varsity softball team. He was formally approved by the Board of Education at Tuesday night’s meeting. (more…)
Matt Crohan. (Winthrop Athletics photo)
Matt Crohan, a former star pitcher at Riverhead High School, made his collegiate debut at Winthrop University Sunday, pitching 4 innings in a 3-1 win over Coppin State. (more…)
New York State police made five arrests in the area during the past week, according to a police report. (more…)
Customers line up outside the Riverhead Farmers Market Saturday. (Paul Squire photo)
In its fourth week, the Riverhead Farmers Market is still pulling in capacity crowds to the former Swezey’s building on East Main Street. (more…)
Workers with Shirk Construction of Pennslyvania put up trusses on the addition to the Long Island Cauliflower building on Marcy Avenue in Polish Town.
Last year was a mixed bag for construction in Riverhead: new home-building in town reached a more than 10-year low in 2013, according to permits filed in town hall. Several large-scale commercial build-outs were started, however, and permits issued to expand existing premises were on the rise. (more…)
Employees of the Dinosaur Walk set up shop in Riverhead in 2004. (Barbaraellen Koch file photo)
To the editor:
Riverhead’s town boards have been notorious for irresponsible giveaways of town assets at the taxpayers’ expense, including the fire sale of the industrial core at EPCAL to a developer who flipped the property at substantial profit soon after he closed the deal with the town. Unfortunately, the proposed sale of the East Lawn building and the old firehouse seem to follow in the tradition of dumb decisions by the town. (more…)
Riverhead shot putter Maddie Blom made a throw of 36 feet 6 inches to finish fourth in the Long Island Elite Track Invitational. (Robert O’Rourk photo)
LONG ISLAND ELITE TRACK INVITATIONAL
If Maddie Blom’s aim in competing in the prestigious Long Island Elite Track Invitational on Friday was to face top-flight competition in advance of the upcoming state meet, it worked.
While some of Long Island’s best shot putters may not have exactly brought out the best in Blom, they came quite close. The Riverhead High School senior turned in a throw of 36 feet 6 inches — within one inch of her personal record. It was good for fourth place in the meet at St. Anthony’s High School. Finishing ahead of Blom were Manhasset senior Tara Belinsky (41-11), Holy Trinity junior Kristina Insingo (41-4) and Half Hollow Hills West senior Oyinkansola Adewale (39-4 1/4). (more…)