Looking back: This week’s top stories

07/16/2011 4:38 AM |

VERA CHINESE PHOTO | Cover Photo:Marelin Galdamez, 8, called 911 when her father, Rogelio was crushed by the tires of his Ford F150 truck Sunday. Mr. Galdamez, shown in a photo from a family vacation in Florida, suffered deep bruises and lacerations and was treated at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Check out all these stories and more in this week’s edition of the Riverhead News-Review, on newsstands now.

Little girls calls 911 after truck collapses on father

A quick-thinking 8-year-old may have helped save her father’s life when she called 911 after his pickup truck started rolling downhill and dragged him into a Riverhead street Sunday night.

Page 1, posted online July 11, updated July 12

Theater company eyeing Main Street






The quest for a downtown Riverhead movie theater is now focused on one company, Regal Entertainment Group, according to Supervisor Sean Walter, who said he’s still trying to convince the company to locate in town.

Page 1, posted online July 6, updated July 13

Local soldier shot in Afghanistan






A Marine from Aquebogue was wounded in Afghanistan June 26 and is recovering at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland, where family members have said he is expected to make a full recovery.

Page 2, posted online July 8

Farmer arrested for animal cruelty






A Calverton farm owner — who once hosted elementary school field trips on the property — was charged with three counts of animal cruelty Wednesday in connection with a raid on the farm this spring.

Page 2, Posted online July 13

Route 25A planning study OK’d by 4-1 vote

The Riverhead Town Board on Wednesday officially voted to hire a consultant to study Wading River’s zoning along Route 25A, where several large commercial proposals are pending.

Page 3, posted online July 6

SWR grad who lived with Casey Anthony ‘moving on’






Casey Anthony’s ex-boyfriend, who testified at her sensational murder trial, is a 2005 Shoreham-Wading River High School graduate who was dating Ms. Anthony at the time of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee’s death in 2008, the News-Review has confirmed.

Page 3, posted online July 8

The smell of beer is in the air






The long-awaited opening of Riverhead’s first microbrewery is upon us.

Page 4, Posted online July 7

Off Main now scheduled for fall opening






Construction is complete on the much-anticipated Off Main market and kitchen in Riverhead — and tables, chairs and display cases are starting to fill the Osborn Avenue space.

Page 4, posted online July 12


Column: I know your face, just gimme a minute

The Suffolk Times editor Tim Kelly shares his thoughts on attending his 40th high school reunion this summer.

There are some subtle rules to this game

When the heat and humidity soar, November and Election Day may seem a long way off, but they’re really not. And although the politicking has only just begun, it all ends in less than four months.

More opinion …


Friends have fun at Brooklyn’s playground

They were like little kids — well, big kids, actually — playing in a playground, Brooklyn’s playground. Coney Island is just that, one big playground that includes MCU Park, the beautiful home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, the New York Mets’ minor-league affiliate.

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