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Jennifer Gustavson

The Shoreham-Wading River tennis courts have been condemned. Replacing the courts will cost about $750,000. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

The Shoreham-Wading River School District closed its tennis courts late last month after the district’s insurance company deemed the facilities “hazardous” and “unsafe,” school officials have confirmed.

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From left, Shoreham-Wading River school board members Mike Fucito, Robert Rose and  Sean Beran at Tuesday's meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

From left, Shoreham-Wading River school board members Mike Fucito, Robert Rose and Sean Beran at Tuesday’s meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Shoreham-Wading River school board adopted Superintendent Steven Cohen’s preliminary $67 million budget Tuesday night, which carries a 1.9 percent increase to the 2014-15 tax levy.

The board also agreed to create a bond committee tasked with developing a capital improvement plan to address the district’s crumbling infrastructure.

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04/01/14 11:20pm
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A Holtsville couple allegedly sold these heroin packets stamped “HIGH OCTANE” to Riverhead drug dealers. (Credit: The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office)

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota is expected to hold a press conference Wednesday announcing the indictment of a Holtsville couple accused of supplying heroin stamped with the words “HIGH OCTANE” to Riverhead drug dealers, according to a press release.

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Superintendent Steven Cohen (left) has said  spending under his proposed budget for next year would increase by about 1 percent. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The Shoreham-Wading River school board meeting is at 7 p.m. in the high school library. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The Shoreham-Wading River school board plans to adopt Superintendent Steven Cohen’s preliminary $67 million spending plan Tuesday night, according to the meeting’s agenda.

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Shoreham-Wading River High School. (Credit: File)

Shoreham-Wading River High School. (Credit: File)

The Shoreham-Wading River School District is expected to receive nearly $9.42 million in state aid next fiscal year, which represents a 8.04 percent hike for 2014-15, according to data released Monday by state Senator Ken LaValle’s office.

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04/01/14 6:00am

Little Flower

The Vineyards in Aquebogue is hosting the ‘Tastings of Long Island’ fundraiser to benefit Little Flower this Sunday, April 6, from  3-7 p.m.

The event includes tastings from local vineyards and breweries, a cold food station, auction, and entertainment by The Filthy Crickets.

Advance tickets: $35; $60 per couple. Mail check to: Little Flower Educational Foundation, 2460 North Wading River Road, Wading River, NY 11792.

Tickets at door: $40; $70 per couple. For more information, contact Christine Evola at 631-929-4300.

03/31/14 5:00pm
The Riverhead Fire Department firefighters at  (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Riverhead Fire Department firefighters at Bishop-McGann Mercy High School Sunday evening. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Update 5:20 p.m.: Bishop-McGann Mercy High School officials have confirmed the school will be opened Tuesday.

Principal Carl Semmler also issued the following statement:

“Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School was inspected by the Riverhead Fire Marshall, the Suffolk County Department of Health and a team of private environmental engineers.  It has been determined that the building is safe for the students, faculty and staff to return tomorrow, April 1.  The major debris has been removed, the student areas have been cleaned, including the use of air scrubbers with HEPA filters.  The kitchen surfaces will continue to be disinfected tomorrow.  As such, all students and faculty have been advised that there will be no food service tomorrow and to bring a bag lunch.”

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Riverhead Fire Department responded to an electrical fire Sunday evening at Bishop-McGann Mercy High School in Riverhead.

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