The McGann-Mercy Class of 2015 at Wednesday’s graduation ceremony. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The Class of 2015 at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School celebrated and said goodbye Wednesday evening during the graduation liturgy and commencement ceremony.
Valedictorian Elison Louis of Mastic and salutatorian Magdalena Duda of Riverhead addressed the student body and the school’s chaplain, Reverend Gerald Cestare, presided over the ceremony. Principal Carl Semmler and assistant principal Lisa Navarra presented academic honors and the diplomas were conferred by Bishop William Murphy.
The Class of 2015 featured students from as far east as Montauk and Greenport and as far west as Patchogue and Port Jefferson. The students received more than $12.4 million in scholarship offers; 100 percent of graduates will be pursuing post secondary studies or serving in the military, the school said.
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Meghan Bossone (left) and Adafih Blackburn (right) pose for a photo with Bishop William Murphy. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Bishop William Murphy gets friendly with Alyson Touhey of Pennsylvania and her 10-month-old son Killian before the graduation ceremony. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Valedictorian Elison Louis greets Bishop William Murphy. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Bereket Watts of Southold flashes a warm smile for Bishop William Murphy. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Jessica Marmelstein of Coram helps classmate City Le of MIller Place with her tassel. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
English teacher Monique Hernandez helps Taylor Konkel of Flanders button up her gown. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Riverhead Garden Club volunteers Margaret Brosman of Hampton Bays and Cathy Fox of Flanders bring a cart of begonias to set up Thursday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The three-day Garden Festival kicked off under a big white tent near Tanger Outlets II on a beautiful, sunny morning Thursday. (more…)
Paul Weissman of Bohemia (middle, white shirt) was diagnosed two years ago with ALS. He says Chris Pendergast gives him hope and faith. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
For the 18th year, Chris Pendergast of Miller Place took to the streets of Rivehead with local students to bring awareness to the cause of finding a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
This year Mr. Pendergast — a 1966 Mercy High graduate — was accompanied by junior high students from Bishop McGann-Mercy as ALS Ride for Life trek across Long Island kicked off Monday morning.
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John Dillon (center) as Jesus and the Roman guards Mario Sequen (left) and Roger Roldan. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The Living Water Full Gospel Church will present its annual Easter production “Behold the Lamb,” a story of the life of Jesus Christ beginning Friday. (more…)
Firefighters put out a grease fire in Riverhead Tuesday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
A grease fire sparked in the kitchen of Sabor Latino in Riverhead Tuesday morning and was quickly put out before the building suffered any structural damage. No injuries were reported. (more…)
The staff at J&L’s. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
It’s been nearly three weeks since business partners Joe Clarke and Leroy Hines opened the doors to J&L’s Chicken, Fish and Ribs at 1020 E. Main St. in the former Kratoville’s Luncheonette. And there were big smiles on their faces as they waited with general manager Caprice Crippen and kitchen manager Mattie Johnson for the official ribbon cutting, featuring customary giant scissors, Tuesday afternoon. (more…)
Riverhead’s middle school basketball team went 10-0 this season. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
What better way to celebrate an undefeated season than a pizza party?
The 15 players and manager on Riverhead’s middle school basketball team toasted to a 10-0 season Friday afternoon with cheese and pepperoni. The boys closed out their season Thursday, defeating Mount Sinai 87-55. (more…)
Councilman George Gabrielsen and hockey skater Justin Macdonald clearing the ice of some light snow that fell 2 days ago. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
For the second year in a row, the Stotzky Ice rink is ready to skate on.
After frigid temps overnight, the rink was officially opened on Thursday morning. (more…)