Cliff Utz Jr. remembers sitting in the back seat of a DeSoto as a 4-year-old on Dec. 7, 1941, when he first heard the news. The car was driving on a bridge over Hashamomuck Pond in Southold when a radio bulletin detailed the news of Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Mr. Utz was at too tender an age to fully appreciate what that meant. What was more telling to him was his father’s reaction. READ
As absentee ballots are counted and the results of the 1st Congressional District race will soon be certified, local Democrats have found a silver lining in a loss that saw their candidate receive dramatically more support than in the two most recent elections.
As 22-mile-per-hour winds swirled around Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, and the wind-chill factor made it feel like 12 degrees, the Riverhead Blue Waves huddled inside their locker room preparing for the Division II county championship against West Islip.
A calm silence fell over the group. READ
“Attention Kmart shoppers.”
It’s a phrase entrenched in all our memories, but one that will soon be extinct in Riverhead and dozens of other communities around the country.
The imminent closing of Riverhead’s Kmart, once a beacon for shoppers seeking blue-light specials, layaway items and the hot new toy of the year, reflects a larger, more troubling trend toward declining big-box retail in Riverhead. (more…)
Sitting on bar stools at the former Galley Ho restaurant in New Suffolk on a fall evening in 1994, a small group of skippers planned a way to cap off the sailing season. (more…)