09/10/14 11:12am
Larry Salvesen of (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Larry Salvesen of BBS Architects speaks before the Riverhead school board Tuesday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

The Riverhead School District is saving unused funds from completed elementary school renovation projects for potential cost overruns when construction begins later this year at Pulaski Street School and Roanoke Avenue Elementary School, the district’s oldest buildings.  (more…)

09/06/14 2:00pm
09/06/2014 2:00 PM
Helen Anne Livingston recently moved to Riverhead to join St. Isidore's as the first lay principal in the school's 52-year history. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Helen Anne Livingston recently moved to Riverhead to join St. Isidore’s as the first lay principal in the school’s 52-year history. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Along with a new computer lab and resource room, students at St. Isidore Elementary School will be also be greeted by a new face this fall — Helen Anne Livingston.

Ms. Livingston, St. Isidore’s new principal, brings with her more than 15 years’ experience and has worked as both an elementary school teacher and principal and, most recently, as superintendent of schools at Roosevelt Children’s Academy Charter School in Roosevelt.  (more…)

09/05/14 11:00am
09/05/2014 11:00 AM
TIM GANNON FILE PHOTO | Joe Johnson (top) leaves court last year with a lawyer

Joe Johnson (top) leaving court in 2012. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)

A tenured elementary school teacher sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to drunken driving charges is demanding the Riverhead School District reinstate him and claims he was fired last month over a weapons charge that had been dropped, according to a petition filed last Wednesday in Suffolk County Supreme Court.

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09/04/14 3:00pm
09/04/2014 3:00 PM
Mario Anthony and Anthony Esbarr of Atlas Stucco work on the front entrance to the charter school's new building Tuesday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Mario Anthony and Anthony Esbarr of Atlas Stucco work on the front entrance to the charter school’s new building Tuesday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Construction on the new two-story building at Riverhead Charter School in Calverton is still a couple of months from completion, officials said this week.

The building’s structural system, exterior walls, doors and bathrooms have been completed and workers are currently installing floors and finishing other interior projects for the 50,000-square-foot facility, said Michael Finnerty, project manager for Stalco Construction of Islandia, the general contractor on the project. (more…)

08/29/2014 12:00 PM
Mothers Vanessa Shoreham-Wading River

Mothers Vanessa Logan (left) and Patricia Shea (second from left) spoke before the Shoreham-Wading River school board Tuesday night to vent their concerns over a school bus stop change.

Nearly a decade ago, a group of parents went before the Shoreham-Wading River school board to protest a change in their children’s bus stop.

On Tuesday night, those same mothers were back again, saying that the district’s new consolidation plan effectively made it unsafe for their children to walk to the bus. (more…)

08/29/14 5:00am
Southold police Chief Martin Flatley joined AAA traffic safety program coordinator Gerri DiSalvo and students Ciatlin and Mackenzie Jacobs and AAA community transportation specialist Christopher McBride to warn drivers to drive carefully. (Credit: AAA New York)

Southold police Chief Martin Flatley joined AAA traffic safety program coordinator Gerri DiSalvo and students Ciatlin and Mackenzie Jacobs and AAA community transportation specialist Christopher McBride to warn drivers to drive carefully. (Credit: AAA New York)

The American Automobile Association’s 2014 ‘Schools Open, Drive Carefully’ campaign kicked off locally last week at Southold police headquarters in Peconic. (more…)

08/28/14 5:57pm
08/28/2014 5:57 PM
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Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney, left, and school board members listening to a construction update Tuesday from facilities manager Mark Finnerty. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

The Riverhead Board of Education has approved using $41,200 from the district’s repair reserve fund for various capital improvement projects at the high school, Roanoke Avenue and Phillips Avenue elementary schools.

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