04/21/11 5:28am
04/21/2011 5:28 AM

Hundreds of people lined up to take home their annual jars of horseradish and to enjoy the smorgasbord of food during Riverhead’s yearly horseradish party Wednesday. The informal, unadvertised event was held in a barn at Martha Clara Vineyard in Riverhead.

The event was started in the 70s by East End journalists Don Smith and Art Penny, lawyer Pete Danowski and lawyers with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

This year, 20 bushels of giant horseradish roots were peeled, cut up, ground and whirred in food processors, then mixed with lemon juice and vinegar.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Bill Sanok of Mattituck holds up unpeeled horseradish roots.



03/04/11 5:47pm
03/04/2011 5:47 PM

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Hugh O'Neill, president of Appleseed, the firm that recently completed an economic impact report on BNL, stressed the importance of the lab as an economic hub for Long Island at Friday’s first-ever State of the Lab address.

With federal budget cuts looming large over Brookhaven National Laboratory, officials stressed the importance of the lab as an economic hub for Long Island at Friday’s first-ever State of the Lab address.

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Hugh O’Neill, president of Appleseed, the firm that recently completed an economic impact report on BNL, said the lab’s economic output for the 2009 fiscal year included the creation of 5,400 jobs throughout New York State–including 5,190 of them on Long Island.

Last month, Congressman Tim Bishop publicly opposed steep cuts in a federal spending plan passed by the House of Representatives, which could force the Lab to cut a third of its work force and close two cutting edge facilities.

Mr. O’Neill, along with Mr. Bishop, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Mark Lesko, state Senator Ken LaValle and other elected officials and local leaders who attended the event said high technology job creation through BNL are the future of Long Island’s economy.

jennifer@northshoresun.com