07/16/14 7:00am
07/16/2014 7:00 AM
Michael Petroski

Michael Petroski

When asked what her son Michael would like most to help him recover from bladder and colon surgery Wednesday, Kathy Petroski made a simple request. 

She said Michael, a 2014 graduate of Riverhead High School who suffers from spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, wants nothing more than to receive a few letters.  (more…)

07/15/14 4:00pm
07/15/2014 4:00 PM
Riverhead freshman Faith Johnson-DeSilvia goes up for a basket Monday against Central Islip. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Riverhead freshman Faith Johnson-DeSilvia goes up for a basket Monday against Central Islip. (Credit: Bill Landon)

It’s been only five months since the end of the high school basketball season, yet Riverhead coach Dave Spinella has already seen his team grow by leaps and bounds.

“We’re a thousand times better than we were last year,” he said.  (more…)

06/30/14 9:54pm
06/30/2014 9:54 PM
A pick-up truck flipped after colliding with a car near the intersection of Route 58 and Northville Turnpike Monday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

A pick-up truck flipped after colliding with another vehicle near the intersection of Route 58 and Northville Turnpike Monday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

A pick-up truck flipped after colliding with another vehicle near the intersection of Route 58 and Northville Turnpike Monday night, Riverhead Town police at the scene said.

The accident occurred after 9 p.m. and no injuries were reported, police said.

The Chevy pick-up truck was towed and the driver of the other vehicle drove away following the police investigation, officials said.

Police said no traffic violations were issued.

06/30/14 4:00pm

Sunday marked Riverhead’s Fifth Annual Cardboard Boat Race downtown in the Peconic River. And while we were on site to tell the story of one nine-member boat team, and which town supervisor won the annual Riverhead-Southampton matchup, what we weren’t able to do is get 25 to 50 feet up in the sky to take our own photos.

But one photographer, operating a mechanical, 4-winged camera, sure was.

Check out some aerial pictures from the races here, courtesy of Global Aerial Media.

Credit: Global Aerial Media

Credit: Global Aerial Media

Credit: Global Aerial Media

Credit: Global Aerial Media

Credit: Global Aerial Media

Credit: Global Aerial Media

Credit: Global Aerial Media

Credit: Global Aerial Media

06/27/14 5:00am
06/27/2014 5:00 AM
McGann-Mercy (Credit: Courtesy, file)

Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School in Riverhead. (Credit: Courtesy, file)

Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School is hosting a free outdoor dinner and movie night opened to all East End high school students on Friday, July 11.

The school’s “Mercy Night” will be held on its baseball field and start at 7 p.m. with an “Outdoor Celebration of the Eucharist,” led by Rev. Gerald Cestare, followed by dinner and a movie under the stars.

A school spokeswoman said Thursday the movie selection hasn’t been picked yet.

All participants should bring a lawn chair or blanket. The event will be held inside if it rains.

For reservation information, call 631-727-5900 ext. 315.

06/26/14 12:00pm
06/26/2014 12:00 PM
After seven years, Rabbi Bill Siemers will lead his last service at Temple Israel in Riverhead this Saturday before packing up and moving his family to Maine next week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

After seven years, Rabbi Bill Siemers will lead his last service at Temple Israel in Riverhead this Saturday before packing up and moving his family to Maine next week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Moving around is nothing new to Rabbi Bill Siemers, who’s visited 49 of 50 states in the nation — he’s saving Hawaii for retirement, he says — and grew up on a U.S. Army base in California.

With that in mind, it’s time for him to move on to his next stop, and the 49th state he visited in his 45 years: Maine.  (more…)

06/25/14 10:38pm
06/25/2014 10:38 PM
Riverhead's Jeremiah Cheatom on the sideline during the first half of the Empire Challenge Wednesday night. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Riverhead’s Jeremiah Cheatom on the sideline during the first half of the Empire Challenge Wednesday night. (Credit: Garret Meade)

EMPIRE CHALLENGE

All-star games can lead to some peculiar game situations. Especially in a football game like the Empire Challenge, the annual showcase event featuring the best of Long Island against New York City.

Early in the second quarter Wednesday night at Hofstra University, the Long Island squad had already exhausted its two allotted punts for the half when it found itself facing a fourth-and-10 from its own 5 yard line.  (more…)