The first time I covered the Riverhead Cardboard Boat race was in 2013. A crowd of more than 1,500 people wrapped around the Peconic Riverfront on a sunny, hot Sunday in June. In a shady spot, I came across Patrick White wearing a baseball hat with a handmade seagull fastened to it. He was down on one knee, working furiously with a magic marker as he put the finishing touches on his first cardboard boat, The Poop Deck.
Two years ago, we moved our annual People of the Year ceremony from the cramped lobby of our Mattituck offices to Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead.
On its surface, an article about a police department seeking funds from the Town Board to upgrade its radio dispatch room might not seem like the sexiest story.
The scar starts at the top of Margarita Jimenez’s neck and stretches down her back, serving as a constant reminder of a fateful morning one year ago. It’s a mark the Riverhead native will carry with her for the rest of her life.
She embraces it now. READ
When something isn’t working in private business, you consult with your customers and staff and make adjustments as you move ahead.
In the public sector, that isn’t always the case.
About two years ago, I wrote a column entitled “Is Riverhead a Cracker Barrel kind of town?”
At the time, I was lamenting both the closing of the former Riverhead Project restaurant and an informal poll we had done among readers that determined Cracker Barrel was one of the five businesses they’d most like to see come to town. READ
The racial strife of recent weeks in the U.S. has reverberated in Suffolk County.
“I’m really pleased with the turnout,” said Vanessa Vascez-Corleone, an organizer of a demonstration in Riverhead. “It’s more than I expected it to be and it’s truly a multiracial crowd. READ
When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a $50 million “I Love NY” advertising campaign in June, the goal was to promote tourism and “attract visitors this summer to explore our state’s natural beauty, rich history and world-class recreational activities.”
Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the horrific limousine crash in Cutchogue that killed four young women and dramatically altered the lives of six other individuals and their families.
In three weeks the world’s greatest athletes will take center stage at the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, a grand spectacle that will seize our nation’s attention and captivate us with unforgettable moments. From the swimming pool to gymnastics mats, a new group of American athletes will become heroes. READ