Boots were on the ground in Riverhead — but not for reasons you might expect — as River and Roots Community Garden workers and volunteers from as far away as Staten Island joined forces to rebuild garden beds with support from a local sheet metal workers union.
For the sixth consecutive year, Times Review Media Group — publishers of The Suffolk Times, Riverhead News-Review and Shelter Island Reporter — took home more awards than any other newspaper group in the New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. READ
The Riverhead High School Blue Masques will present the musical ‘In the Heights’ Friday to Sunday, April 5 to 7, in the school’s Charles Cardona Auditorium, 700 Harrison Ave., Riverhead. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday.
The musical, directed by Dena Tishim and featuring a cast and crew of 50 students, is set in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. Its book and lyrics are by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who went on to create the blockbuster Broadway production of “Hamilton.”(more…)
At the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Jamesport since NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen was killed in the line of duty, the New York City Police Department Emerald Society Pipe Band came to the fallen hero’s hometown to pay tribute. READ