Each each on Jan. 1 thousands of Americans embark on a mission to improve their lives and the lives of those around. The popular tradition of making a New Year’s resolution is alive and well today on the North Fork.
Check out what some of the locals are aiming to accomplish in 2014:
SOUTHOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY COURTESY PHOTO | Written on this Charles Meredith photo, dated Sept. 22, 1938: ‘John Dyer, “Seven Gables,” Orient, L.I.’
The Hurricane of 1938, which made landfall 75 years ago today, was responsible fore approximately 700 deaths in the United States. The 500-mile wide storm was nicknamed the ‘Long Island Express’ and ‘Yankee Clipper.’
PAUL SQUIRE FILE PHOTO | Repairs started on the Shoreham-Wading River High School track in July. The track has since been completed.
Shoreham-Wading River High School and other schools in the district received some uplifting news this summer. At the high school, the track was resurfaced, a project that came from a $1.6 million track and tech proposition.
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | The crowd dances along to Monday night’s concert at Martha Clara Vineyards.
Legendary funk artist and music producer Nile Rodgers helped bring more than 4,500 cross-generational concertgoers to Martha Clara Vineyards for what ended up being a sold-out charity concert Monday evening in Riverhead.
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | News-Review reporters Cyndi Murray (left) and Carrie Miller compete in the fourth annual Cardboard Boat Race Saturday.
Long Islanders gathered Saturday in downtown Riverhead to watch paddlers compete against each other in the fourth annual Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race on the Peconic Riverfront.
The popular event was organized by the Riverhead Business Improvement District and hundreds of people lined the riverfront, enjoying a day of fun, food and friendly competition.
Riverhead News-Review reporters Carrie Miller and Cyndi Murray competed in the Grand National Regatta race. With a video camera strapped to the front of their boat, the duo recorded their race as they tried navigating through the water among more than a dozen boats.
Click on the video below for a first-person view of the race.
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTOS | From left, Riverhead school board candidates Christopher Dorr, Amelia Lantz and Jeff Falisi met Wednesday night in Calverton.
Riverhead school board candidates introduced themselves to the community Wednesday at the Greater Calverton Civic Association’s meeting and answered questions.
Challenger Christopher Dorr of Baiting Hollow will face incumbents Jeff Falisi of Calverton and Amelia Lantz of Riverhead. There are two seats carrying three-year terms up for grabs on the seven-member board.
Residents will go to the polls to vote on the budget and school board election May 21.
Pick up the May 16 issue of the Riverhead News-Review for full coverage.
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Patricia Monzon, a nurse a PBMC Health, demonstrates CPR compressions during Nurses Week’s Community Health Fair on Wednesday.
Peconic Bay Medical Center is celebrating National Nurses Week, taking time to thank the nurses who make up much of their healthcare services staff.
In honor of Nurses Week, PBMC Health is holding a Community Health Fair, free to all. It is being held in the hospital’s front lobby. Staff nurses will be on hand giving out information on medicine safety, community CPR, and a stroke awareness and blood pressure monitoring.
The Suffolk County Sheriffs Department will also be present to provide a car seat safety check.