12/12/14 1:44pm
12/12/2014 1:44 PM
 Joe Johnson (top) leaves court in 2012 with a lawyer. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)

Joe Johnson (top) leaves court in 2012 with a lawyer. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)

A former Phillips Avenue teacher fired this year after pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge has filed a federal lawsuit against the Riverhead School District, its superintendent, school board and several administrators.

He claims he was fired because he is black. (more…)

12/06/14 8:29pm
12/06/2014 8:29 PM
Santa was everywhere Saturday night in Riverhead for Santacon. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Santa was everywhere Saturday night in Riverhead for Santacon. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Downtown Riverhead was host to its first ever Santacon Saturday as partygoers hopped from one bar to another decked out in Santa gear.

The festive event raised funds for the Brendan House, a longterm care facility for residents suffering from traumatic brain injuries.

Read more about the event on northforker.com.

12/04/14 2:30pm
12/04/2014 2:30 PM
Riverhead senior Ethan Greenidge will help anchor the Blue Waves down low this season. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead senior Ethan Greenidge will help anchor the Blue Waves down low this season. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

As a towering presence on the court, Ethan Greenidge is every bit the intimidator a kid his size would appear. A 6-foot-5 forward who excels in football as a lineman, Greenidge also has another side that can get overlooked on the court.

“He’s light on his feet, and moves very well for a kid his size,” said Riverhead coach John Rossetti.  (more…)

12/04/14 7:00am

News from St. Isidore School: Nancy Ryan’s seventh-grade class has started an Advent project to raise money for children in Africa. Also, Father Peter contacted his friend who is a missionary there and asked him to help buy shoes for the children. This is a wonderful time of the year to help those in need.  (more…)

12/03/14 7:00pm
12/03/2014 7:00 PM
Riverhead girls coach Dave Spinella goes over instructions with the Blue Waves at practice. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead girls coach Dave Spinella goes over instructions with the Blue Waves at practice. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

From ankle to hamstring to foot injuries, the Riverhead girls basketball team has one mission at the start of the 2014-15 season: get healthy.

The Blue Waves, a team flush with young, talented players, has been struck with the injury bug to start the season.  (more…)

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…)