05/26/14 3:35pm
05/26/2014 3:35 PM
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This woman was not alone as thousands flocked to Calverton National Cemetery on Memorial Day. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The more than 242,000 interments over the past 36 years at Calverton National Cemetery are the biggest reason so many Long Islanders spend their Memorial Day in Riverhead Town. (more…)

05/26/14 7:58am
U.S. Air National Guardsman Ryan Dush of Mattituck during a training exercise (Credit: Courtesy)

U.S. Air National Guardsman Ryan Dush of Mattituck during a training exercise (Credit: Courtesy)

U.S. Air National Guardsman Ryan Dush prepared his gear Tuesday morning as he organized an aquatic search-and-rescue mission.

In just a few hours, he was set to jump out of a helicopter and parachute into deep waters — just an average day in the life of a pararescue jumper (PJ), an elite class of airmen who could be sent anywhere in the world in a moment’s notice for a search, rescue, or recovery mission.  (more…)