Staff picks: Our favorite stories of 2014

We asked our crew what 2014 stories they most enjoyed reading or meant the most to them. Here are just a few of our responses. Have any favorites of your own from 2014? Share them below in the comments section.


Laura Huber, editorial assistant: “I loved reading about Brandon Boardman and how the story connected the details many of us miss about people living with Asperger’s. I think it’s good for kids to see positive stories about young people in our community.”  


Jen_BWJen Nuzzo, associate editor: “The dinosaur theater that never happened. If you haven’t seen the ‘Dino-A-Live’ program in action, check it out on YouTube.”


Vera_BWVera Chinese, northforker editor: “I like how local historians have pieced together an account of the battle to save the Cutter Eagle by using tales from a variety of unreliable narrators. That story brought a little known but important piece of Riverhead history to life for me.”

Andrew_BWAndrew Olsen, publisher: “Having spent many hours on the baseball and softball fields with my kids, my favorite story was Shoreham-Wading River freshman pitcher Brian Morrell beginning his varsity career by throwing back-to-back no-hitters.

Rachel_BWRachel Young, staff writer: “Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the Shoreham-Wading River football team endured the pain of Tom Cutinella’s untimely death to win the Long Island championship. An incredible story.”

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