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10/21/14 8:00am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO  |  Dr. Jennifer Cabral combs a 5-month-old pup, named Tailpipe, for fleas at North Fork Animal Hospital in 2013.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Dr. Jennifer Cabral combs a 5-month-old pup, named Tailpipe, for fleas at North Fork Animal Hospital in 2013.

The North Fork Animal Welfare League will be holding its first event at Calverton’s Henry Pfeifer Community Center later this month, with a free spay and neuter clinic at the location.

Available for cats and dogs, the event should service close to 70 animals, said shelter director Gillian Wood-Pultz.

“Spay/neuter is the only 100 percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats and the most efficient tool for reducing pet overpopulation available,” she said via email. “Studies show that spayed and neutered pets live 20 percent longer on average than unaltered pets.”

NFAWL took over operations at Riverhead Town’s dog shelter last year, and with financial support from Riverhead Move the Animal Shelter, will be moving to the town’s Henry Pfeifer Community Center in the future after Town Board members voted 3-2 recently to OK the move.

The spay and neuter clinic will take place on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30. Appointments are required; call 566-8870 to set up a time.

10/21/14 7:49am

Longtime Mattituck resident Carroll J. “Jack” Harvey died Oct. 19 at Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook. He was 96.

Mr. Harvey was born Aug. 30, 1918, in Roseland, Va., to Hersey Homer Harvey and Maxie (Wood) Harvey. He spent his childhood and young adult years in Virginia.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1944. He was wounded during the invasion of Normandy and received a Purple Heart. He later worked for the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets in Riverhead for 30 years.

Mr. Harvey was a past member of Mattituck Fire Department and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2476 in Riverhead. He was a current member of Mattituck American Legion and Mattituck Presbyterian Church.

Predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Stella, in 1995 and his daughter Beverly Jean Beakhurst, he is survived by his son, Carroll J. Harvey Jr. of Roseland, Va.; his daughter Judy (Tom) McDermott of Rochester; two granddaughters, Mary Kathleen (Dave) Fohrkolb of Mattituck and Carolynne Harvey of Ridgewood, N.J.; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue, where a service will take place at 6:30 p.m. Interment will take place Thursday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. at Calverton National Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Mattituck Presbyterian Church.

This is a paid notice.

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10/20/14 9:18am
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An Aquebogue gas station was robbed at gunpoint last night, Riverhead police said.

A clerk reported to investigators that a man — only described as tall — wearing a ski mask and black hooded sweatshirt entered Empire Gas Station on Main Road just after 10 p.m. and forcibly removed cash from him.

The clerk said the man cut him across the face with a razor blade during the robbery, then proceeded to flee on foot.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Riverhead Police at 727-4500, ext. 633.