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12/15/16 8:13pm
12/15/2016 8:13 PM

Shoreham-Wading River wrestler John Carl Petretti 121516

It’s not how a wrestling match starts that counts, but how it ends.

The members of the Shoreham-Wading River High School wrestling team did well to keep that in mind, but it wasn’t easy. It had to be dismaying for them to watch one of their own go down, one by one. It went that way through the first four bouts of Thursday’s Suffolk County League VI card as visiting Westhampton Beach built an early 16-0 lead.
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02/03/15 7:51pm

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Six months after she was arrested along with her ex-husband for allegedly emailing terroristic threats against a Jewish house of worship in the Hamptons, a Riverhead woman now stands accused of attempting to steal more than $1 million in assets from the estate of a Westhampton Beach man who died last May.

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01/16/15 8:38pm
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Jack Del Duca was a winner for Shoreham-Wading River at 113 pounds, defeating Westhampton Beach's Casey Hughes, 7-2. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Jack Del Duca was a winner for Shoreham-Wading River at 113 pounds, defeating Westhampton Beach’s Casey Hughes, 7-2. (Credit: Garret Meade)

HURRICANES 39, WILDCATS 35

Sometimes it’s not how many wrestling matches you win, but how you win them that counts.

Such was the case Friday. Shoreham-Wading River won most of the individual bouts, but Westhampton Beach took the bulk of the bonus points — and the contest. (more…)

05/16/14 8:31pm
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Shoreham-Wading River players are jubilant after Jack Massa scored on an infield error, capping a game-winning, four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River players are jubilant after Jack Massa scored on an infield error, capping a game-winning, four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

SUFFOLK COUNTY CLASS A TOURNAMENT | WILDCATS 4, HURRICANES 3

With its green and white fatigue-patterned baseball jerseys, Westhampton Beach brings a military bearing to the field. But it was Shoreham-Wading River’s fighting spirit that enabled the Wildcats to win the battle.

Playoff wins generally don’t come easily. They require execution, persistence, and sometimes a little magic doesn’t hurt, either.

Over the years the Wildcats have participated in their fair share of magical games. Their playoff opener on Friday can be counted among them. (more…)

05/10/13 12:00pm
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PBMC Health grant writer Max Comando of Jamesport, 24,  tests out the weighted Hula Hoops that will be used Saturday for the kids contest at the Garden Festival from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Staples Shopping Center on Route 58 in Riverhead.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO  |  PBMC Health grant writer Max Comando of Jamesport, 24, tests out the weighted hula hoops that will be used Saturday for the kids contest at the Garden Festival form 1 to 3 p.m. at the Staples Shopping Center on Route 58 in Riverhead.

Flower lovers take note — the 18th Annual Garden Festival hosted by Peconic Bay Medical Center kicked off Thursday and will continue all weekend in Riverhead.

Forty East End growers will be selling everything from trees and bushes to flowers and bedding plants, which will be available at three different locations. Plant experts from the Cornell Cooperative Extension and Garden Center will be on hand to provide festival goers with green-thumb advice. Briermere Farm pies and Holey Moses cheesecakes will also be on sale.

Proceeds from the festival will benefit Project Fit America, a non-profit organization promoting cardiovascular health and fitness programs at elementary schools nation wide.

PBMC Health has partnered with Project Fit America to launch the program at Riverhead School District elementary schools, the first Project Fit America program in New York. Its health and fitness program has been used at schools in 42 other states.

All five elementary schools in the Riverhead district will benefit from the program.

To start promoting health and fitness, a weighted hula hoop contest for kids will take place every 15 minutes from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Staples Shopping Center on Route 58 in Riverhead Saturday. Winners from each round will take home a free potted plant for Mother’s Day.

The Garden Festival will take place May 9-12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Staples Shopping Center in Riverhead and Green Lawn in Westhampton Beach.

It will also take place May 10-11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at PBMC Health Manorville Campus located at 496 Route 111S in Manorville.

For more information call (631) 548-6080 or visit pbmchealth.org.

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04/05/13 2:07pm
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CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | Riverhead firefighters extinguished a burning aircraft during a drill Thursday night at Gabreski Airport.

The Riverhead Fire Department trained to extinguish a burning aircraft at Gabreski Airport Thursday night. The three-hour drill was the first of its kind for the department, which has a mutual-aid agreement with the base.

Conducted by the 106th Air Rescue Wing, the drill prepares crews to control flames and rescue passengers in the event of a fiery airplane crash. Thirty Riverhead firefighters, joined by members of the Manorville Fire Department, took turns battling the fire, which was set to the mobile aircraft simulator using 750 gallons of propane. The simulator, provided by Kellogg Community College in Michigan, replicates a 50-foot fuselage with severe structural damage.

Over the past several days crews from Flanders, East Quogue, Quogue, Eastport, and Westhampton Beach participated in the drill. The simulator will now travel to Florida to continue training firefighters with similar drills across the nation.

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