06/28/14 2:27pm
06/28/2014 2:27 PM
Michael Hubbard receives his honorary degree at Riverhead High School's graduation ceremony Saturday morning. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Michael Hubbard is cheered as he makes his way onto the stage at Riverhead High School’s graduation ceremony Saturday morning. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

Hundreds of friends and family members packed the sidelines of Riverhead High School’s football field Saturday morning to watch members of the Class of 2014 receive their diplomas.

The outgoing seniors shared hugs and tears, reminiscing on the past triumphs and tragedies that shaped their education. (more…)

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Amberlynn (left) and Lyn Fountaine posed for photos before going to Tracey Fountaine, who was burnt in a house fire Thursday morning. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Amberlynn Fountaine (right) and her mother Lyn posed for a photo at graduation Saturday. The family’s home was destroyed by a fire Thursday and Amberlynn’s father, Tracey, is at Stony Brook University Medical Center. (Credit: Cyndi Murray}

Amberlynn Fountaine would have preferred staying by her father’s side at his Stony Brook University Medical Center room Saturday morning. Instead, she fulfilled his dream of watching her receive her diploma along with the rest of her peers graduating Riverhead High School. (more…)

06/28/14 5:00am
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Riverhead school board vice president Greg Meyer honoring Ann Cotten-DeGrasse Tuesday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Ann Cotten-DeGrasse was congratulated Tuesday night for six years of service on the board. She was hired as a business teacher by the district in 1966 and served as president for the Riverhead Central Faculty Association before retiring in 1997.

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06/27/14 3:00pm
06/27/2014 3:00 PM
Itzhak Perlman conducts summer students at The Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island last year. (Credit: Perlman Music Program)

Itzhak Perlman conducts summer students at The Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island last year. (Credit: Perlman Music Program)

East End Arts announces an opportunity for violin, viola, cello or double bass students ages 8 through 18 to play in its student orchestra collaborative project with the Perlman Music Program. The open rehearsal will be conducted by Itzhak Perlman, Thursday, July 31, at 4:30 p.m. at Southold High School.  (more…)

06/27/14 5:00am
McGann-Mercy (Credit: Courtesy, file)

Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School in Riverhead. (Credit: Courtesy, file)

Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School is hosting a free outdoor dinner and movie night opened to all East End high school students on Friday, July 11.

The school’s “Mercy Night” will be held on its baseball field and start at 7 p.m. with an “Outdoor Celebration of the Eucharist,” led by Rev. Gerald Cestare, followed by dinner and a movie under the stars.

A school spokeswoman said Thursday the movie selection hasn’t been picked yet.

All participants should bring a lawn chair or blanket. The event will be held inside if it rains.

For reservation information, call 631-727-5900 ext. 315.

06/26/14 3:24pm
06/26/2014 3:24 PM
Riverhead High School student Emily Green (right) glues figurines last month on a diorama depicting a battle from the War of 1812. She and Megan Carrick (from left), John Vega, and Brian Brenton were students in Justin Cobis' history class. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead High School student Emily Green (right) glues figurines last month on a diorama depicting a battle from the War of 1812. She and Megan Carrick (from left), John Vega, and Brian Brenton were students in Justin Cobis’ history class. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

In April, a group of Riverhead High School sophomores, juniors and seniors visited a spot on the Long Island Sound near Hallockville Museum Farm, standing just a few hundred feet away from where some of Riverhead’s founding fathers fought off the British in a once-forgotten battle from the War of 1812.  (more…)

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Shoreham-Wading River athletics director Mark Passamonte discussing an athletics club proposal to the school board at its meeting Tuesday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Shoreham-Wading River School District’s student athletes has a new club to join that gives them opportunities to gain management experience and raise money for sports teams.

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06/25/14 6:16pm
06/25/2014 6:16 PM
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Terri Nirrengarten, left, protesting against the Riverhead School District’s decision to fire second-grade teacher Jutta Mariotti. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photos)

Three parents and their children gathered in the front of the Riverhead School District’s administration office Wednesday afternoon to protest the firing of Riley Avenue Elementary School teacher Jutta Mariotti.

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