07/22/2014 1:00 PM
As eighth-graders, former Shoreham students Kari Quinn (left), Nick Bottari and Kaitlyn Brosco all excelled on varsity in their respective sports. (File photos)

As eighth-graders, former Shoreham students Kari Quinn (left), Nick Bottari and Kaitlyn Brosco all excelled on varsity in their respective sports. (File photos)

After years of debate, the Shoreham-Wading River’s athletics program now has a “selective classification” policy on the books.  (more…)

07/16/14 8:59pm
07/16/2014 8:59 PM

Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School in Riverhead is offering a driver’s education course this summer.

The New York State approved program runs between July 28 and Aug. 19 — five days a week, three hours per day.

After successful completion of the course, students will receive an MV-285 certificate and be eligible to test for a senior license at age 17.

Students must be 16 years old and have a learner’s permit to register. Space is limited.

For more information, call (631) 727-5900, ext. 320.

07/05/14 8:00am
07/05/2014 8:00 AM
Fifth grader Lola Beyrodt of Baiting Hollow at the Mercy fashion camp show. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Fifth grader Lola Beyrodt of Baiting Hollow at the Mercy fashion camp show. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Proud to show off the unevenly cut clothes they made themselves, 12 girls buzzed past sewing machines and scattered pieces of brightly patterned fabrics, working to finish their projects before the big fashion show Thursday.  (more…)

07/01/2014 6:00 AM

The Shoreham-Wading River School District is hosting two public forums to provide the community with an opportunity to meet Miller Avenue Elementary School’s new principal.

The meet-and-greet event with principal Christine Carlson is scheduled for Tuesday, July 1, between noon and 1 p.m., and Wednesday between 9 to 10 a.m.

Both meetings will take place in the district office board room.

07/01/14 5:00am
Anthony, right, tk. From left,  Athletic Director Bill Groth, RHS Principal Charles Regan and RHS teacher Tim Paige. (Credit: Courtesy)

Anthony Mammina, right, built this recycling bin for Riverhead High School. From left, athletic director Bill Groth, high school principal Charles Regan and teacher Tim Paige. (Credit: Courtesy)

Anthony Mammina — a 2013 Riverhead High School graduate that saved a fellow runner suffering an asthma attack at a cross country meet during his senior year — recently built recycling bins for his alma mater as part of an Eagle Scout project.

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06/30/14 2:00pm
06/30/2014 2:00 PM
Students and parents outside Briarcliff Elementary School in Shoreham at the school's last Field Day. Briarcliff kids will attend Miller Avenue Elementary School next year as part of a district restructuring. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Students and parents outside Briarcliff Elementary School in Shoreham at the school’s last Field Day. Briarcliff kids will attend Miller Avenue Elementary School next year as part of a district restructuring. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Last week, dozens of cars lined the narrow streets surrounding Briarcliff Elementary School in Shoreham, where faculty, students and parents were celebrating Field Day, an annual event that rewards children for nine months of hard work in the classroom with an assortment of warm-weather activities.   (more…)

06/30/14 7:00am
Retiring Pulaski Street School head custodian Carl James, front, with his family at a June 24 school board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson photos)

Retiring Pulaski Street School head custodian Carl James, front, with his family at a June 24 school board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson photos)

Pulaski Street School head custodian Carl James was surrounded by friends, family and co-workers June 24 as the Riverhead school board congratulated him on his retirement after a 54-year career with the district.

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