09/18/14 4:00pm
Ten students board a school bus at Hulse Avenue and 17th Street Monday morning. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Ten students board a school bus at Hulse Avenue and 17th Street Monday morning. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

After two Wading River parents publicly complained about overcrowded buses last week, Superintendent Nancy Carney now plans to update the school board on the district’s transportation system this Tuesday.

The parents told the school board at its Sept. 9 meeting that children are sitting in the aisle on bus number 120 because there aren’t enough seats.  (more…)

09/18/14 8:00am
Patrick O’Halloran (left) and Garrett Moore met for the first time Tuesday evening in the Mitchell Park marina, hours after a joint effort to rescue six boaters and bring an out-of-control cigarette boat to a halt in the waters of Greenport Harbor. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Patrick O’Halloran (left) and Garrett Moore met for the first time Tuesday evening in the Mitchell Park marina, hours after a joint effort to rescue six boaters and bring an out-of-control cigarette boat to a halt in the waters of Greenport Harbor. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

No, a scene from a dramatic action movie wasn’t being filmed in Greenport Harbor on Monday. What happened was this: After six people were flung from a speeding powerboat that had turned sideways, two strangers who live on opposite sides of the bay played integral roles in rescuing the victims and ensuring safety in the harbor by bringing the runaway boat to a halt.  (more…)

09/11/14 12:00pm
Keith Graham, the new food services director for Riverhead School District, in the high school kitchen. Mr. Graham says the district will be able to offer fresher foods to all students once kitchen renovations in each school are completed. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Keith Graham, the new food services director for Riverhead School District, in the high school kitchen. Mr. Graham says the district will be able to offer fresher foods to all students once kitchen renovations in each school are completed. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Within the next couple years, all of Riverhead School District’s students will receive a wider variety of fresher, healthier and tastier meals.  (more…)

09/10/14 11:12am
Larry Salvesen of (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Larry Salvesen of BBS Architects speaks before the Riverhead school board Tuesday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

The Riverhead School District is saving unused funds from completed elementary school renovation projects for potential cost overruns when construction begins later this year at Pulaski Street School and Roanoke Avenue Elementary School, the district’s oldest buildings.  (more…)

09/04/14 3:00pm
Mario Anthony and Anthony Esbarr of Atlas Stucco work on the front entrance to the charter school's new building Tuesday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Mario Anthony and Anthony Esbarr of Atlas Stucco work on the front entrance to the charter school’s new building Tuesday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Construction on the new two-story building at Riverhead Charter School in Calverton is still a couple of months from completion, officials said this week.

The building’s structural system, exterior walls, doors and bathrooms have been completed and workers are currently installing floors and finishing other interior projects for the 50,000-square-foot facility, said Michael Finnerty, project manager for Stalco Construction of Islandia, the general contractor on the project. (more…)

09/03/14 10:02pm
Brittany Rocco lights a candle at a memorial for Amy (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Brittany Rocco lights a candle at a memorial for Amy Bradstreet. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

To members of her Flanders community, Amy Bradstreet will be remembered as an angel.

When neighbor Meigan Rocco’s home burned down on Feb. 11, 2009, Ms. Bradstreet offered to temporarily move out of her house on Sylvan Avenue so Ms. Rocco and her family had a place to stay.

When Ms. Rocco learned Tuesday that Ms. Bradstreet, 44, had been killed this week, she organized a candlelight vigil Wednesday night in front of Ms. Bradstreet’s home. About 30 people gathered on the lawn, lit white candles, said prayers, shed tears and shared several fond memories they had of Ms. Bradstreet.

“Amy gave back to everybody,” Ms. Rocco said at Wednesday night’s vigil. “She would give you the shirt off her back.”

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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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