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

(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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06/29/14 5:00am
Riverhead's Ryan DiResta competes in the hurdles of the pentathlon. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Riverhead’s Ryan DiResta competes in the hurdles of the pentathlon. Students may be allowed to count their after-school sports toward physical education credits. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

Riverhead School District is exploring the feasibility of exempting students from physical education classes if they participate in after-school sports.  (more…)