A sunny hike through the Pine Barrens in Manorville turned tragic for Boy Scout Troop 161 in September.
A seventh-grade Shoreham-Wading River Middle School student was killed and four others were injured after a drunken driver crashed into the troop as they walked along the shoulder of David Terry Road Sept. 30. READ
During a site plan discussion at the Riverhead work session last Thursday, a new question emerged for board members: should lighting at the industrial Enterprise Park at Calverton be dark-sky compliant? READ
In October, North Fork Animal Welfare League moved into its new location on Church Lane in Aquebogue.
The six-acre site was formerly home to Scoshire Kennels, whose owners sold the property and retired. Referred to on their website as the “Taj Mahal of kennels,” the property boasts 24 interior kennel runs and 16 outdoor runs, along with exercise areas and showers for larger dogs. READ
Several more big box retailers announced closures in 2018, including Toys R Us in March and Kmart, which closed its doors Nov. 25.
The stores, once beacons for shoppers seeking blue light specials or the season’s hottest toy, have now joined the likes of Riverhead’s former Walmart, Sports Authority and Radio Shack franchises. READ
Riverhead Town Board members still have some reservations on Suffolk County’s plans to preserve a 16-acre property along the Peconic River.
County Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue) attended a work session last Thursday to discuss the acquisition in more detail. READ
Using a mix of Community Development Block Grant and Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization funding, lighting improvements are planned for downtown Riverhead. READ
Two young readers in Riverhead have reached an impressive reading milestone.
Olivia Grodski, 4, and Lukas Levesque, 5, have each read 1,000 books. They celebrated this achievement with their families Monday at Riverhead Free Library. READ
A new Adirondack-style cabin is planned for Camp Baiting Hollow in honor of Andrew McMorris, who died in October at age 12, after being struck by a drunken driver while hiking with his Boy Scout troop in Manorville.
His family, Troop 161 and the Suffolk County Council of Boy Scouts of America are setting out to raise $100,000 for the new cabin, which will be known as McMorris Lodge. READ