Dashan Briggs, the Riverhead native who died last week in a helicopter crash in Iraq, earned a posthumous promotion to the rank of technical sergeant, according to the New York Air National Guard. READ
To celebrate his 30th birthday, Dashan Briggs and his wife, Rebecca, planned a trip to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The couple share the same birthday: Dec. 28. READ
The truth arrived in Southold Monday morning when Suffolk County investigators and town detectives dug deep into the basement of a house on Lower Road and found skeletal remains wrapped in burlap. READ
Parents, students and alumni of Bishop McGann-Mercy High School, which the Diocese of Rockville Centre announced will close at the send of the school year, plan to march in the Hampton Bays St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday to show that they are working to finds ways to keep the school open.
As well as the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls lacrosse team has done in recent years, the Wildcats have found themselves running into a stubborn wall that prevents them from moving on to bigger and better things. That wall is the county semifinals. READ
Police are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate the man they said stole phones from a Riverhead store earlier this month. READ
The Riverhead Town Board is a step closer to deciding whether Calverton Aviation & Technology is qualified and eligible to carry out its development plans for the Enterprise Park at Calverton, as it officially closed the public hearing Monday after a nearly five-hour session. READ
Spring has sprung and a new season has begun.
Not that it felt or looked like spring. Banks of snow were piled along the sides of the girls lacrosse field at the Pulaski Sports Complex in Riverhead (with the promise of more snow to come) and temperatures were in the mid-30s. Just a few hours after spring officially arrived, Mattituck/Southold and Riverhead ushered in their own season with Tuesday’s non-league game. READ