Week in Review: Stories you may have missed

10/27/2013 3:00 PM |
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Volunteer Paul Dooling, of Farmingdale, power washes the A-6E.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Volunteer Paul Dooling, of Farmingdale, power washes the A-6E.

Photos: Grumman planes get some TLC from volunteers in Calverton

Restoration of the F-14 and A-6E fighter jets on loan from the U.S. Navy and on display at Grumman Memorial Park in Calverton got under way Friday.

Six volunteers — many of them Grumman retirees — from Nassau County’s Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City donated their time Friday morning to perform “spot repairs,” by power-washing and scraping away and chipping paint from the airplanes. Read more …

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Sean Walter and Angela DeVito on the Suffolk Theater stage.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Sean Walter and Angela DeVito on the Suffolk Theater stage.

A heated debate at the Suffolk Theater

The gloves came off in the final debates between candidates for Riverhead Town Board Thursday night, with Democrats in general criticizing the incumbent Republicans for the clear-cutting at the Shops at Riverhead site, and Republicans accusing Democrats of not offering any solutions. Read more …

An artist rendering of the First Baptist Church (far left) and the community center.

An artist rendering of the First Baptist Church (far left) and the community center.

Bellone pledges county support for Family Community Life Center

The First Baptist Church of Riverhead’s long-planned Family Community Life Center on Northville Turnpike got a shot in the arm in the form of support from Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and other elected officials Monday. Read more …

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Riley Avenue Elementary School principal David Enos giving a presentation about how Common Core is being implemented in the district.

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Riley Avenue Elementary School principal David Enos giving a presentation about how Common Core is being implemented in the district.

How Common Core is being implemented in Riverhead schools

Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney wants the public to know where the true frustration lies with Common Core.

During the school board’s regular meeting Tuesday night, Ms. Carney said she believes there’s a lot of confusion about the Common Core Standards Initiative since New York adopted it, because several different developments occurred simultaneously when the new curriculum was rolled out, including a state-mandated annual professional performance review plans, known as APPR. Read more …

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Southampton Town and Suffolk County police at the scene of where a reported hand grenade was thrown from a car.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Southampton Town and Suffolk County police at the scene of where a reported hand grenade was thrown from a car.

Police detonate grenade found in Riverside roadway

Police detonated what appeared to be a hand grenade that was reportedly thrown from a moving vehicle onto the side of the road in Riverside Friday afternoon, police at the scene said.

Bomb experts have not yet determined if the grenade was armed, or if it was a “dummy” explosive. Read more …