08/26/16 12:22pm
08/26/2016 12:22 PM

While the photo at the top shows the view east toward Iron Pier Beach, this shows just how many mussels had washed ashore to the west heading toward United Riverhead Terminal. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

What caused thousands of blue mussels to appear along the shoreline in the Jamesport area this week hasn’t officially been determined. However, a local biologist believes the culprit may be rising water temperatures in the Long Island Sound.


08/04/16 9:00am
08/04/2016 9:00 AM


On Friday, three weeks after the conclusion of the Starbound National Talent Competition near Chicago, Brenna Latour sat at the kitchen table in her Riverhead home, reflecting on her long journey. It was a rare relaxing moment for the recent Riverhead High School graduate.

“I’m still now trying to recuperate from nationals,” she said.  READ

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05/02/16 2:00pm
05/02/2016 2:00 PM


The beginning of Colin Palmer’s play “True Stories” takes the audience on a journey back four centuries to when Native Americans lived in Riverhead before European settlers. Over the next 45 minutes, he recounts numerous historical events in the town’s history, including his own family’s, which dates back 200 years in Riverhead, he said.  READ