Update, noon, Tuesday: Police declined to comment further on the case, saying they did not want to compromise an ongoing investigation.
Original story: Riverhead Police are investigating a reported robbery at a Wading River gas station that took place early this morning.
According to police, an armed man entered the Valero gas station at 4904 Route 25A around 12:45 a.m. and demanded cash from the clerk.
The man then fled the store with cash and cigarettes and has yet to be located since.
Det. Mike Henry said police will soon be reviewing video surveillance to obtain more information about the robbery.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Riverhead Police Department at 727-4500, ext. 302.
The 2014 Russell Athletic ‘Fight Like Dylan Award’ is presented to Shoreham-Wading River High School during the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl Press Conference; L-R, Clemson University head coach Dabo Swinney; Russell Athletic senior vice president, general manager, Robby Davis; Shoreham-Wading High School assistant coach Tom Fabian; University of Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops. (Credit: Russell Athletic, courtesy)
Dylan Rebeor wasn’t around for his team’s finest moment on the football field.
Diagnosed with colon cancer in spring 2010, the 16-year-old from Columbia, Tenn. didn’t live long enough to see his Columbia Central teammates win a state title.
But before he died, he made a pledge to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for his team to receive new uniforms.
Since his passing, Russell Athletic has honored his memory by awarding a $50,000 uniform and equipment grant to a high school that overcame a challenge or triumphed in the face of adversity while embodying Dylan’s spirit and courage.
On Sunday, the “Fight Like Dylan” award was presented to Shoreham-Wading River High School, whose football team finished its first unbeaten season last month as Long Island champions, despite the October death of lineman Thomas Cutinella, who died hours after suffering an on-field injury. (more…)
North Shore United Methodist Church uses the funds generated at its thrift store for worthy causes. Some have dropped off items for resale and some have shopped the contents of the shop. Whatever your contribution was, the church thanks you for your support and would like you to know that the thrift store is now closed and will open again in February. (more…)
Police say this woman stole a wallet from another customer at the Wading River King Kullen last month. (Credit: Suffolk County police)
Police are searching for a woman they believe stole a wallet from King Kullen in Wading River last month. (more…)
ESPN aired a five-minute segment on Tom Cutinella and the Long Island champion Shoreham-Wading River football team during its popular College Gameday show Saturday.
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The piece about Tom, the SWR football player who died this fall after an on-field injury during the team’s Oct. 1 game at John Glenn, was shot earlier this week. Gene Wojciechowski — an analyst and columnist for the network — was in the district Tuesday gathering material and doing interviews for the piece, SWR athletic director Mark Passamonte at Tuesday night’s school board meeting.
The Shoreham-Wading River team also attended the Army-Navy game due to the generosity of one total stranger. After reading about West Point offering Cutinella a posthumous scholarship, Dr. Michael Masciello — a 65-year-old cardiologist and 1971 graduate of Army — purchased tickets for the entire team to attend the game, which is 3 p.m. Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
Masciello, who has no connection to the SWR program or the Cutinellas, reached out to the family and the team. He also bought special jerseys for the team that bear Cutinella’s No. 54.
A No. 54 sign, made in memory of Tom, was visible at times during the show Saturday among the many other signs fans typically prepare for the cameras.
The sign outside CK Auto in Wading River shows my favorite phrase for this time of year: “Remember the reason for the season.” So many holidays are choked with commercialism and lose their meaning. My daughter had to work Thanksgiving night. I applaud the businesses that refused to open because of the assault on Thanksgiving in favor of Black Friday. Remember the reason for the season. (more…)
Mesquite opened in October, and has had a “very good” first few weeks, said owner Craig Scali. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Robert and Yasemin Nasta of Rocky Point see potential in downtown Wading River.
And they aren’t the only ones. (more…)
Now I know how the chicken in my freezer feels. Mama, is it cold out there!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Enjoy every morsel of food and every sip of a drink. (more…)