05/17/18 12:00pm

Less than a year after Jill Schroeder opened a second JABS fitness center on Route 58 in Riverhead, she has closed it. Its last day of operation was Saturday, May 12.

Ms. Schroeder, mother of a 3-year-old, said she jumped at the opportunity to expand the business, but found it difficult to balance her time between two locations and a young family. The Riverhead JABS (Joining Active Bodies Studio) opened in September. READ

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05/17/18 6:00am

DuWayne Gregory, Suffolk County Legislature’s presiding officer, announces the creation of a 15-member Marine Industry Revitilization Advisory Council Tuesday afternoon.

On Tuesday, DuWayne Gregory, presiding officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, announced that a bill to create a Marine Industry Revitalization Advisory Council, has been passed. 

It is hoped the council will help boost the industry, attract and retain jobs and boost related tourism. Suffolk County has over 980 miles of shoreline and more than 300 bodies of water, Mr. Gregory said.  READ

05/11/18 6:00am

Olivia Valle Mercy High School Nicole Smith photo

In less than a month, Olivia Valle will stand on that stage at Bishop-McGann Mercy High School and look out at the audience — fellow classmates wearing green and white gowns, the teachers who have inspired her and alumni of the close-knit Riverhead Catholic school. To have the opportunity to address the class as valedictorian is a once-in-a-lifetime moment for any student. For Olivia, it will be so much more. READ