08/03/14 12:00pm
Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (right) at a Common Core forum last year in Eastport. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (right) at a Common Core forum last year in Eastport. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

There may be another party line on the November ballot for state office seekers.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the GOP challenger facing Governor Andrew Cuomo in the upcoming election, has launched a petition effort to establish a Stop Common Core party line focused on capturing voters unhappy with the controversial Common Core State Standards initiative.  (more…)

07/29/14 8:00am
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(Credit: riverhead.net)

Gather round the computer and have a listen of a new podcast that’s all about the Riverhead School District.

James Richardson, a fourth-grade teacher at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School in Riverhead, hosts the bi-weekly podcast “Afternoon with Mr. Richardson” and plans to interview the district’s teachers and staff about different topics.

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07/07/14 5:00am
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Hundreds of people visited Lavender By the Bay over the weekend to see — and smell — the East Marion farm’s French lavender. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

When Lavender By the Bay announced over the Fourth of July weekend its French lavender crop was blooming, the magnificent occurrence — coupled with beautiful weather — is a combination the farmers believed could draw a crowd.

But more visitors than in previous years descended into the East Marion farm to see — and smell — the bloom, including many Asians from New York City.  (more…)

07/01/14 5:00am
Anthony, right, tk. From left,  Athletic Director Bill Groth, RHS Principal Charles Regan and RHS teacher Tim Paige. (Credit: Courtesy)

Anthony Mammina, right, built this recycling bin for Riverhead High School. From left, athletic director Bill Groth, high school principal Charles Regan and teacher Tim Paige. (Credit: Courtesy)

Anthony Mammina — a 2013 Riverhead High School graduate that saved a fellow runner suffering an asthma attack at a cross country meet during his senior year — recently built recycling bins for his alma mater as part of an Eagle Scout project.

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06/30/14 9:54pm
A pick-up truck flipped after colliding with a car near the intersection of Route 58 and Northville Turnpike Monday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

A pick-up truck flipped after colliding with another vehicle near the intersection of Route 58 and Northville Turnpike Monday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

A pick-up truck flipped after colliding with another vehicle near the intersection of Route 58 and Northville Turnpike Monday night, Riverhead Town police at the scene said.

The accident occurred after 9 p.m. and no injuries were reported, police said.

The Chevy pick-up truck was towed and the driver of the other vehicle drove away following the police investigation, officials said.

Police said no traffic violations were issued.

06/30/14 7:00am
Retiring Pulaski Street School head custodian Carl James, front, with his family at a June 24 school board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson photos)

Retiring Pulaski Street School head custodian Carl James, front, with his family at a June 24 school board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson photos)

Pulaski Street School head custodian Carl James was surrounded by friends, family and co-workers June 24 as the Riverhead school board congratulated him on his retirement after a 54-year career with the district.

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