08/03/14 12:00pm
08/03/2014 12:00 PM
Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (right) at a Common Core forum last year in Eastport. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (right) at a Common Core forum last year in Eastport. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

There may be another party line on the November ballot for state office seekers.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the GOP challenger facing Governor Andrew Cuomo in the upcoming election, has launched a petition effort to establish a Stop Common Core party line focused on capturing voters unhappy with the controversial Common Core State Standards initiative.  (more…)

07/29/14 2:48pm
07/29/2014 2:48 PM
The Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts Knowledge Bowl team consists of: (from left) faculty advisor Andrea Glick, Lynn Bohlen, Vincent Sperling, team captain Satoko Matthews, Lillian Senior and team manager Sherry Mazze. (Credit: SCCC courtesy)

The Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts Knowledge Bowl team consists of: (from left) faculty advisor Andrea Glick, Lynn Bohlen, Vincent Sperling, team captain Satoko Matthews, Lillian Senior and team manager Sherry Mazze. (Credit: SCCC courtesy)

There’s more to cooking than just following a recipe or throwing some ingredients into a pot. In fact, even budding chefs need to be aware of numerous technical terms and procedures.

The Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Team was tested on many of those facts at the American Culinary Federation’s National Culinary Knowledge Bowl.  (more…)

07/29/14 8:00am
(Credit: riverhead.net)

(Credit: riverhead.net)

Gather round the computer and have a listen of a new podcast that’s all about the Riverhead School District.

James Richardson, a fourth-grade teacher at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School in Riverhead, hosts the bi-weekly podcast “Afternoon with Mr. Richardson” and plans to interview the district’s teachers and staff about different topics.

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07/27/2014 2:18 PM
Kieran Corcoran returning a shot Sunday when he and Chris Ujkic won their eighth straight men's doubles title in the Bob Wall Memorial Tournament. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Kieran Corcoran returning a shot Sunday when he and Chris Ujkic won their eighth straight men’s doubles title in the Bob Wall Memorial Tournament. (Credit: Garret Meade)

BOB WALL MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT

It takes two tennis players to form a doubles team, but Kieran Corcoran and Chris Ujkic play as one.

They share a great understanding, talking, flashing signals and encouraging each other on the court. (more…)

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…)