A capital improvements referendum passed on Tuesday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

A capital improvements referendum passed on Tuesday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Shoreham-Wading River school district residents made their voices loud and clear on Tuesday: they want upgrades to their schools.

A $48.5 million construction project passed 1,421 to 585 on Tuesday, with 70.8 percent of voters approving the measure. The capital improvement project will require issuing a $33.5 million bonds and using another $15 million in reserves for additional construction work.

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01/13/15 12:00pm
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO

The Riverhead school board is expected to vote tonight on an agreement to pay the legal fees for several past and present administrators and school board members in an upcoming federal case against the district, according to Tuesday’s meeting agenda.

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01/08/15 8:58am

Last winter, this newspaper set out to find the longest-tenured employee of any North Fork school district.

Turns out that person wasn’t a teacher, or an administrator. It was 79-year-old Carl James, head custodian at Pulaski Street School in Riverhead. The resulting News-Review article, published Dec. 12, 2013, focused on Mr. James’ career and his perseverance, but also indicated he was considering retirement. And he was serious this time.  (more…)

01/06/15 10:10am
Integrated first grade co-teachers Lindsay Davis and Anthony Dohrenwend set up a teaching objectives display in their classroom Monday afternoon. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Integrated first grade co-teachers Lindsay Davis and Anthony Dohrenwend set up a teaching objectives display in their classroom Monday afternoon. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Charter School teachers have been moving into their new classrooms over the past week in preparation for Tuesday’s opening of the recently constructed two-story school in Calverton.

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12/29/14 8:00am
The plane in the July 30 skydiving accident being taxied back to its hangar. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The plane in the July 30 skydiving accident being taxied back to its hangar. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

A New York City corrections officer was killed a day before his birthday and another man was critically injured in a July 30 skydiving accident at Skydive Long Island in Calverton. (more…)