At least three newcomers will be elected to school boards in Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River this year.
Riverhead board member Kim Ligon, who has served since 2011, is not seeking re-election and her seat is up for grabs, as are those of incumbents Chris Dorr of Baiting Hollow and Greg Meyer of Calverton.
Gladys Aceituno-Perez fought back tears as she read from a teal journal with the words “Be Still and Know that I am God” written on the cover while addressing the woman convicted of ending her husband’s life.
Ms. Aceituno and her three daughters began to sob moments earlier as they saw 25-year-old Brianna Hassett of Wading River at her sentencing Wednesday before Judge Fernando Camacho at the Suffolk County courthouse in Central Islip.
Many farmers across the East End of Long Island are hoping their congressman will push for immigration reform in order to stabilize the local agricultural industry’s workforce and allow them to hire enough workers.
Tuesday marked the first day of the controversial state-mandated testing at public schools across New York and the percentage of students who refused to sit for the exams in the Riverhead school district slightly decreased compared to last year’s total opt-out numbers.
State officials have confirmed that transgender students in New York public schools are still allowed to choose whichever bathroom matches their gender identity, despite President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind a federal law mandating that schools grant them that right.