Sue Koukounas, center, and Ann Cotten-DeGrasse, right, were the top two vote-getters on Tuesday night. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The Riverhead school budget passed Tuesday night and in the five-way race for two open school board seats in Riverhead, Sue Koukounas and Ann Cotten-DeGrasse were elected to three-year terms.
As for the the three propositions, all three of them passed.
Superintedent Steven Cohen (right) smiles as the results from Tuesday’s school budget vote are read aloud. (Credit: Paul Squire)
The Shoreham-Wading River school budget passed by an overwhelming majority Tuesday night, with more than 65 percent of voters approving the $68.6 million proposal.
Board of Education incumbents Mike Fucito and Robert Rose, who were running unopposed, were also re-elected. (more…)
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Riverhead school district voters will head to the polls Tuesday to vote on a budget that carries a 3.94 percent tax levy increase over last year. In addition, a series of propositions are on the ballot that would move the district’s outdated transportation facility to a new location in Calverton, call for a new turf field by borrowing $1.2 million, and create a new $5 million reserve account. (more…)
One incumbent and four challengers are running for two Riverhead school board seats that are up for grabs Tuesday night.
Incumbent and board vice president Susan Koukounas is facing former board president Ann Cotten-DeGrasse, past candidates Greg Fischer and Laurie Downs and newcomer Brad Harnig. (more…)
Resident Michael Burns (center) addresses the board last week as neighbors watch on. Mr. Burns was one of a handful to criticize a plan to build a new parking lot. (Credit: Paul Squire)
After a swarm of angry Miller Avenue Elementary School neighbors attended the Shoreham-Wading River school board meeting last week, demanding the district reconsider plans to build a new parking lot near their homes, architects presented second and third proposals for the project at Tuesday night’s meeting. (more…)
After a Shoreham-Wading River student had to be revived at a Little League game in Rocky Point last week, one concerned resident at Tuesday’s board meeting said it’s time to take action on the district’s defibrillator situation. (more…)
The Shoreham-Wading River football field will now be named after Thomas Cutinella. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister, file)
Thomas Cutinella, the Shoreham-Wading River student and varsity athlete who died after a football-related injury last fall, has left his mark on the Shoreham-Wading River school district.
Now his name is part of the high school itself.
In a unanimous vote by the SWR school board at its meeting Tuesday night, the high school athletics field was renamed the “Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field.” (more…)
As it turns out, there is such a thing as a free lunch … and breakfast.
Beginning next fall, all students in the Roanoke Avenue and Phillips Avenue elementary schools will get a free lunch and a free breakfast at school on a daily basis, courtesy of the New York State Education Department program called “Community Eligibility Provision.”