Writer and Wading River native Diana Gallagher believes more can be done to help teenagers feel comfortable about seeking help with mental health issues before they become intolerable.
Ms. Gallagher, a 31-year-old Shoreham Wading River High School alumna, remembers hearing reports of suicides or attempted suicides during all four of her high school years. The SWR community is currently coping with two student suicides that took place in 2016.
A Wading River woman, arrested following a drugged-driving crash that led to the death of the owner of a local landscaping company in September, has pleaded guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter. READ
Police are seeking information on a recent burglary in Wading River that led to the theft of copper wires from a home on Breezy Point Road, according to a Riverhead police press release.
Thomas Lateulere, the beloved 52-year-old Wading River fire commissioner and ex-chief who helped train thousands of Suffolk County emergency medical personnel, lay in the hospital in late June battling cancer for what would be the last time.
Police are seeking information on a Dec. 14 burglary in Wading River that led to the theft electronic devices, jewelry and sports memorabilia from a home on Northside Road. READ
A burglar removed a power meter from a home in Wading River before gaining entry through a second-story window and removing valuable items, Riverhead Town police said. READ
A proposition to authorize a $6.8 million capital improvement project was rejected by voters in the Wading River Fire District Tuesday and a write-in candidate was elected in the Jamesport Fire District.
People in fire districts throughout New York State will head to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 13, to vote on fire commissioner elections — and in some cases, special propositions specific to their districts.
Commissioners are the elected governing body of the fire district, a taxing district that funds equipment, buildings and, in some instances, employees.