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Some 40 school district officials and Riverhead school bond supporters who had gathered in the high school gym burst into applause, quickly followed by hugs for all, as the results of Tuesday night’s vote were read aloud about 9:45 p.m.
A crop of certified organic grapes are ready for harvesting for the first time in Long Island history, according to one Calverton farmer who claims to have successfully pulled off the challenging feat.
The Riverhead School District could have to trim up to $4 million from its 2012-13 budget to stay under the state-mandated two percent increase tax cap, said school board president Ann Cotten-Degrasse.
Riverhead was like a home away from home for Keri Trinca of Manorville and her 7-year-old son Jason, Riverhead Raceway regulars both killed in a two-car crash in Manorville Saturday that also critically injured the family’s two other young children.
A $3.6 million grant to provide relief to the flood-prone Horton Avenue neighborhood in Riverhead has received final approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), officials announced Friday.
A small section of land just south of Griffing Avenue on West Main Street received a community garden earlier this year. It’s getting a rebuilt comfort station soon. And in the future, it may also get a new playground.
Should the Riverhead Town Board hold public meetings to discuss potential changes to the supervisor’s proposed 2012 town budget?
The promotional cards read, “You don’t have to be afraid anymore.”
You see them blowing down the street, catching wind like small sails before snagging on tree limbs or in hedges. Many billions of plastic bags are made and used around the globe each year; many are discarded unceremoniously and wind up as fast-moving litter. Suffolk County may weigh in on the issue, not by banning the bags as some countries and cities have, but by adding a cost to choosing plastic over paper.
The first rule for this column — and for this newspaper, really — is that its subject matter must be local. If there’s an earthquake in East Hampton, I have been known to say in the past, we’re only interested in it if it rattles Mrs. Sledjeski’s dishes on Sound Avenue.
WILDCATS 25, 25, 19, 25, TUCKERS 21, 18, 25, 18
Maddie Massa had made the drive from Shoreham, along Sound Avenue and into Mattituck, many times before. Countless times. This time was different, though.
And check out this week’s multimedia:
Riverhead News-Review editor Michael White was at Riley Avenue School in Calverton, where the candidates for Riverhead Town Board appeared for a debate.
Reporter Samantha Brix took a tour of the new Love Lane Market in Mattituck in the days leading up to the new store’s grand opening celebration.
The second annual Horse and Scarecrow Festival was held at Hallockville Museum Farm in Northville Saturday.