06/30/14 4:00pm
06/30/2014 4:00 PM

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…)

06/25/14 6:16pm
(Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Terri Nirrengarten, left, protesting against the Riverhead School District’s decision to fire second-grade teacher Jutta Mariotti. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photos)

Three parents and their children gathered in the front of the Riverhead School District’s administration office Wednesday afternoon to protest the firing of Riley Avenue Elementary School teacher Jutta Mariotti.

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06/22/14 4:00pm
Phil Schmitt speaking with industry officials from upstate Wednesday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Phil Schmitt speaking with industry officials from upstate Wednesday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Phil Schmitt of Schmitt Family Farms in Riverhead welcomed farming support representatives from the New York City watershed region last week to share some of the conservation practices being used every day on the Roanoke Avenue farm.

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06/21/14 2:34pm
06/21/2014 2:34 PM
Finest and Bravest winner Travis Wooten (second from left) accepts his award Sunday (co

Finest and Bravest winner Travis Wooten (second from left) accepts his award Sunday. (Courtesy photo)

Riverhead can now count Long Island’s “Finest and Bravest” runner among their own.

High School senior Travis Wooten was named this year’s winner Sunday afternoon by finishing best overall in a pair of runs honoring cops and firefighters, according to the Greater Long Island Running Club. (more…)