After taking up residence at the Long Island Aquarium in 2004, a Japanese snow monkey named Peeko quickly won over the hearts of visitors. “He loved to sit right next to the habitat windows,” Candyce Paparo, director of animal training at the aquarium, recalled Thursday. “He loved to look and was interested in whatever you wanted to show him. Stuff they had in their purse, pictures, books, videos on your cellphone.”
A woman was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening after a two-vehicle accident in Riverhead early Wednesday afternoon, according to Riverhead Town police.
Mariyah Zeigler was just 16 years old when she was convicted of first-degree robbery and sentenced to five years in a maximum security prison in Westchester County. She recounted a childhood marred by domestic abuse, crime and bullying at school during a public hearing on criminal justice reform Friday at Touro Law Center in Central Islip.
You can’t miss the big white tent outside Tanger Outlets in Riverhead. The annual East End Garden Festival hosted by Peconic Bay Medical Center kicked off Friday and continues through Sunday, May 19. Inside the tent, garden lovers can find thousands of flowers, both annuals and perennials, trees, shrubs and even sod donated by about two dozen local growers.