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Jennifer Gustavson

05/28/14 9:53am
School board members (L-R) Tom Carson, Amelia Lantz, Sue Koukounas, and Kim Ligon. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

School board members (L-R) Tom Carson, Amelia Lantz, Sue Koukounas, and Kim Ligon. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Riverhead school board unanimously approved a study Tuesday night to determine if the district should reconfigure its elementary school boundaries in the wake of concerns raised by local residents about the demographic makeup of the schools. (more…)

05/21/14 12:39pm
(Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Traffic lights were out at the intersection of Cox Land and Route 48 Wednesday afternoon. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Update 2 p.m.: PSEG is reporting all power has been restored to the area.

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1:15 p.m.: PSEG is reporting 1,837 North Fork customers are without electricity and power is expected to be restored by 1:50 p.m.

A power outage has left 3,800 North Fork customers without electricity Wednesday afternoon, according to PSEG’s website.

As of 12:30 p.m., power outages have been reported between Mattituck and Jamesport.

The company estimates power will be restored by 1 p.m.

No other information about the outage was immediately available.

05/20/14 7:00am
The Riverhead School Board candidates. (Credit: Peter Waldner)

The Riverhead School Board candidates. (Credit: Peter Waldner)

 

The five people running for three seats on the Riverhead Board of Education this year all agree that preparing a fiscally sound budget in the era of a state property tax cap is priority number one.

How to best accomplish that goal, however, is where the candidates differ.  (more…)

05/14/14 8:00am
Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney giving a presentation about the district's elementary school catchment areas Tuesday. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney giving a presentation about the district’s elementary school catchment areas Tuesday. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

In response to recent concerns from parents voiced at school board meetings about the demographic makeup of the district’s elementary schools, the Riverhead School District is now considering a study to determine if reconfiguring boundaries for its five elementary schools is needed.

During the school board’s meeting Tuesday, Superintendent Nancy Carney said Eastern Suffolk BOCES offers a nearly $9,000 service to analyze demographics, real estate trends and enrollment projections that could provide the district with “data-based recommendations” on changes to the current boundaries — known as catchment areas — for Riley, Phillips, Aquebogue, Roanoke and Pulaski elementary schools.

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