Roughly 250 people gathered on Main Street in Riverhead Friday night, standing in solidarity with the tens of thousands seeking asylum into the United States at the country’s southern border — and in protest of the inhumane treatment occurring at ICE detention centers. READ
Funeral arrangements have been set for Melissa Marchese, the Shoreham-Wading River High School teen who died from injuries sustained in a car crash last week. READ
In an election cycle unlike nearly any other, where citizens often claim to be voting for the lesser of two evils rather than the candidate that inspires them, the Riverhead community turned to prayer on the night before Election Day. READ
A candlelight vigil was held in Wading River on Monday to honor 17-year-old Danielle Lawrence. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)
Riverhead High School sophomore Amaya Coach knew Danielle Lawrence since the third grade.
On Monday, Amaya broke down in front of a group of about 70 people and told them how much she loved her friend, who was killed the night before in an apparent double-murder suicide.
“She shouldn’t have died the way she did,” Amaya said, after placing a small stuffed teddy bear in the snow.