04/15/14 8:00am
04/15/2014 8:00 AM
Local veterans attended last month's Riverhead school board meeting to hear a presentation about a new tax exemption program for veterans. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Local veterans attended last month’s Riverhead school board meeting to hear a presentation about a new tax exemption program for veterans. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The Riverhead school board has set an April 22 public hearing to discuss a new property tax exemption for local veterans.

A vote on the exemption may take place following the meeting, which is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

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04/13/14 8:06am
04/13/2014 8:06 AM
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Riverhead’s Pulaski Street School is slated to receive a new cafeteria and kitchen. (file photo)

Construction work on $78 million in capital improvements for the Riverhead School District is expected to meet its original completion deadline of next fall, despite delays at the state level that are holding the projects up.  (more…)

04/13/14 5:00am

Students planning to study veterinary medicine or animal-related care can apply for a scholarship from the East End Livestock and Horseman’s Association. (Credit: Dianne Booth, file)

The East End Livestock and Horseman’s Association is offering two $800 scholarships in memory of John M. Appelt to graduating high school seniors from the five East End towns. (more…)

04/09/14 2:42pm
04/09/2014 2:42 PM
A large group of Spanish-speaking parents attended Tuesday night's meeting and complained of accessibility to at least one item that was being read only in English. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A large group of Spanish-speaking parents attended Tuesday night’s meeting and complained of accessibility to at least one item that was being read only in English. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The tensions of a divided school community were on full display at the Riverhead Charter School’s board of trustees meeting Tuesday night.

That meeting ended abruptly, when critics and supporters of principal and executive director Ray Ankrum began screaming at one another about what kind of comments should be allowed at such times — until, finally, the board threw the public out and continued the meeting in private.  (more…)

04/09/14 8:00am
Local veterans attended last month's Riverhead school board meeting to hear a presentation about a new tax exemption program for veterans. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Local veterans attended last month’s Riverhead school board meeting to hear a presentation about a new tax exemption program for veterans. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Following one of the most lengthy debates among Riverhead school board members in recent years on Tuesday night, the board unanimously approved setting a public hearing to discuss a new property tax exemption for local veterans.

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