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Jennifer Gustavson

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.

ORIGINAL STORY

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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05/13/14 8:00am
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Carl James during a recent interview. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Pulaski Street School head custodian Carl James will retire next month after a 54-year career with the Riverhead School District, according to Tuesday’s school board meeting agenda.

Mr. James, who turned 79 in February, has worked in a school longer than any other school district staff member from Riverhead to Orient.

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