Riverhead Superintendent Nancy Carney speaks at Tuesday’s budget presentation. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
The Riverhead school board has adopted a $125.9 million budget that would increase spending by 3.81 percent over the current year.
The proposed 2015-16 budget also includes an estimated 3.94 percent hike, or nearly $3.6 million, to the tax levy. (more…)
On the first day of this school year’s state assessments, Shoreham-Wading River and Riverhead school districts both experienced a sharp increase in the number of students refusing to take the exams.
Congressman Lee Zeldin is holding a press conference this afternoon to discuss legislation he’s co-sponsoring aimed at rolling back federally-mandated testing.
A Hampton Bays firetruck on the scene of Saturday’s brush fire. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Firefighters battled a brush fire approximately nine acres wide for nearly two hours Saturday afternoon in Flanders, according to Flanders Fire Chief Joe Joe Pettit.
No injuries were reported and firefighters had the fire under control by around 4:45 p.m. (more…)
Members of the Long Island Farm Bureau on Saturday. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Congressman Lee Zeldin wants farmers to identify legislation they have issues with and come to him with their concerns over regulations mandated by the federal government.
Riverhead school district residents will be asked to approve three propositions — relocating the bus garage, bonding for a turf field and establishing a new repair reserve account — at the May 19 budget vote.
Shoreham-Wading River School District Superintendent Steven Cohen. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo, file)
With reports trickling out of Albany that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reached a tentative deal with lawmakers over the state budget and education reforms, local educators are calling for an independent commission to help develop policy moving forward.
According to published reports, Mr. Cuomo has backed off his demand to tie 50 percent of teacher evaluations to state test scores — up from 20 percent — and instead will task the state education department with improving the way teachers are evaluated.
As part of the deal, teacher tenure would increase from three to four years and schools will see big increases in state aid. (more…)
Members of the Times Review staff after accepting the Newspaper of the Year award. (From left to right) Web editor Joe Werkmeister, account executive Liz Person, executive editor Grant Parpan, account executive Tina Volinski, Shelter Island Reporter editor Ambrose Clancy, associate editor Jen Nuzzo, account executive Bill Peters, Suffolk Times and News-Review editor Michael White and publisher Andrew Olsen. (Credit: Terry McShane)
Times Review Media Group, publishers of the Riverhead News-Review, came out on top in the New York Press Association’s 2014 Better Newspaper Contest, announced this weekend. (more…)