Morning Briefing: Riverhead school bond vote tomorrow

10/10/2011 8:58 AM |

COURTESY PHOTO | An artist's rendering of what Riverhead High School would look like if voters were to approve a $78.5 million bond for infrastructure repairs and upgrades.

The long anticipated Riverhead school bond vote will finally happen tomorrow and we’ve witnessed a lot of debate over the proposal on our web site over the past couple weeks.

If you haven’t seen, we had superintendent Nancy Carney answer a handful of questions about the bond proposals from notable community members this week.

In our editorial this week, we supported the first proposition, which would authorize the district to spend $78.3 million for what we believe are long overdue repairs to district schools. We did not, however, support the second proposal for a new $7 million gymnasium.

How will you vote? Let us know with a comment below.

• You may have noticed some changes to our website this weekend. It’s all part of a slight redesign to help you navigate our site more easily. It’s a work in progress, so keep an eye out for more subtle changes over the next couple of days.

• What an awful week to be a New York sports fan. The Giants lost as heavy favorites at home to Seattle, the Jets have now lost three in a row, the Yankees didn’t reach the ALCS, the Rangers and Islanders are off to a combined 0-3 start and the NBA is close to cancelling the start of the season. I don’t know about you, but I’m choosing to focus on the unbeaten Riverhead football team instead.

• Last week we live blogged Riverhead’s game from the stands at Walt Whitman. We will do the same this week at West Babylon. We will also continue to report in real time from Town Board meetings, and tomorrow reporter Jennifer Gustavson will be at the County Legislature.

• In case you missed it, Rex Farr of the Farrm in Calverton will begin harvesting Long Island’s first batch of organic grapes this week. Apparently this is a very difficult process and others have failed trying in the past.