As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, from heartbreaking tragedies to inspiring tales of community brotherhood. But some stories are just plain weird. Here are some of the stranger headlines from the past seven days.
Santa Visits Town Board
Riverhead town board members were all smiles when Santa paid a surprise visit during Thursday's work session.
Santa handed a gift to each town board member and left quickly, leaving Town Supervisor Sean Walter happily opening what he said he thought was chocolate.
Councilman Jim Wooten, however, was the first to note that that gift was actually coal.
A Fishy Lesson
Port Jefferson High School students applied lessons learned about fish fins and scales to an ancient Japanese printmaking technique this week when they painted real fish and pressed paper on top to create the prints. Let's just hope they were fresh.
Student Wakes Up Lecture
Falling asleep in class is someting we've probably all done at some time, but you likely didn't wake up as dramatically as one Stony Brook University student did recently. Click the link above to see the video.