01/26/15 9:25am

Below are uppdates on school closings, delays, early dismissals and event cancellations.

As of 10:30 a.m. Monday

Riverhead Central School District:

• Children attending school at Aquebogue, Phillips, Riley and Roanoke elementary schools will be dismissed at 12 p.m. on Monday. Pulaski Middle School and Riverhead High School will be dismissed at the usual time Monday.

• All Riverhead schools and offices will be closed Tuesday.

• Tuesday’s school board meeting is cancelled.

Shoreham-Wading River School District:

The Shoreham-Wading River middle and high schools will be dismissed at noon on Monday. The elementary schools will follow at 1 p.m.

Shoreham-Wading River school will be closed Tuesday.

Bishop McGann-Mercy High School:

• Mercy is dismissing at noon Monday and will be closed Tuesday.

Other:

• Suffolk County Community College has cancelled all classes for Tuesday and Wednesday.

• Stony Brook University has cancelled all classes for Monday and Tuesday.

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Ioanna and Manolis Kavvadias cooking up vegetables for soup Friday morning at Greek Bites Grill in Mattituck. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

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Steve Bellone signs the new tobacco law in October, raising the age limit to 21 for tobacco purchases. (Credit: Courtesy)

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