08/28/14 5:57pm
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Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney, left, and school board members listening to a construction update Tuesday from facilities manager Mark Finnerty. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

The Riverhead Board of Education has approved using $41,200 from the district’s repair reserve fund for various capital improvement projects at the high school, Roanoke Avenue and Phillips Avenue elementary schools.

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08/27/14 10:03am
David Wicks. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

David Wicks, Riverhead’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, speaks at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Riverhead School District officials say they’re focused on improving graduation rates and will implement a new program to help students from falling behind on their studies.

David Wicks, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction gave a presentation along with high school principal Charles Regan at Tuesday’s school board meeting to discuss a new plan to help students complete school.  (more…)

08/21/14 12:00pm
A new weight room was constructed this summer at the high school, part of a $78 million construction project taking place districtwide. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

A new weight room was constructed this summer at the high school, part of a $78 million construction project taking place districtwide. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Don’t be fooled while driving down Harrison Avenue: Riverhead School District officials say they’re pleased with the progress made this summer over at the high school and expect construction to be completed on time in the fall of 2015.  (more…)

08/18/14 10:00am
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Rabbi Michael Rascoe, center, meeting with community members during a welcoming BBQ at Temple Israel of Riverhead Sunday night. From left, Herb and Fran Dresher of Riverhead, and Elaine and Charles Kimpel of Babylon Village. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson photos)

Temple Israel of Riverhead hosted a barbecue dinner Sunday night to welcome its newest leader.

In between munching on BBQ favorites like hamburgers and roasted corn, community members greeted Rabbi Michael Rascoe, who had served at the L’Chaim Center in Houston, Tex., prior to coming to Riverhead.

“It’s my kind of community — rural and diverse,” he said about his new home. “I’m enjoying meeting people in the community. They’re very nice and friendly.”

Rabbi Rascoe said his goals include growing the congregation and enhancing the temple’s social and educational programs.

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08/17/14 3:02pm
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The dining room at Lori Guyer’s former home in Southold. The neutral colors that make the flowers and accessories pop are one detail that helps sell a home. (Credit: Corcoran courtesy)

When Lori Guyer was selling her Southold home earlier this year, she placed a large bowl of green apples on the counter in her neutral-colored kitchen and scattered books about the North Fork throughout the house.

She then removed all evidence of clutter, made sure the windows sparkled and staged each room to look as bright and open as possible. Small pops of color in the form of accessories like small throw pillows and picture frames were peppered strategically. Fresh flowers and an herb planter also adorned the home.

When the house sold, she left behind the North Fork books, including Southold PTA cookbooks, as a housewarming gift for the new owners.

Ms. Guyer, who owns White Flower Farmhouse, a home furnishing and antique store in Southold, said she believes staging a home simply helps buyers envision themselves in the space more easily.   (more…)

08/14/14 11:14pm
A woman was airlifted Thursday night (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

A woman was airlifted Thursday night from Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

A woman was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center after receiving a head injury from a fall inside a home Thursday night, Riverhead police and fire department officials said.

Police said the accident occurred at a home on Crows Nest Drive in Riverhead at around 9:50 p.m.

Riverhead Fire Department officials secured a landing zone for the Medevac rescue on Sound Avenue near Roanoke Avenue.

No other details about the incident were immediately available.

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The Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education’s bond committee has scheduled a public meeting for Wednesday night to discuss developing a capital improvement plan.

In April, the school board agreed to create a bond committee tasked with addressing the district’s crumbling infrastructure. The tennis courts have remained closed since the district’s insurance company deemed them hazardous and unsafe.

The meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. in the high school library, according to the district’s website.