03/01/15 6:00am

I am gainfully employed at a lovely assisted living facility; however, I also work from home as a freelancer. Folks comment that working from home is great, and I agree — to a point, that is.

At the assisted living facility, I’m focused and time flies. At home, it’s another story. (No pun intended.) I’ve never had true writer’s block; I always have something to say. (Ask my kids!) The medical billing and coding is a no-brainer for me. The downside when working from home? Distractions.  (more…)

02/28/15 11:10am
02/28/2015 11:10 AM
Faculty from Aquebogue Elementary School celebrate. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Faculty from Aquebogue Elementary School celebrate. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Riverhead Parent-Teacher Organization executive council hosted its 4th annual Crazy Sports Night at the high school gym Friday night.

The bleachers were packed for the popular event and staff from all schools within the district, as well as the administration, took part in several crazy sports including a hula hoop pass, newspaper races, a basketball three-point shoot-around and more. (more…)

02/28/15 7:00am

It seems like it was just yesterday my 10-year-old son’s class from Wading River Elementary School went on a field trip with their teacher, Jacqueline Savelli, to visit Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton. Ms. Savelli was passionate about dogs and teaching children that “no kill” shelters need our help to save these beautiful creatures that are an absolute gift to us. When our son came home that day he had told us about a roan-colored pit bull that walked across the backs of all the other dogs to get to him. (more…)