05/13/15 8:00am
05/13/2015 8:00 AM

As it turns out, there is such a thing as a free lunch … and breakfast.

Beginning next fall, all students in the Roanoke Avenue and Phillips Avenue elementary schools will get a free lunch and a free breakfast at school on a daily basis, courtesy of the New York State Education Department program called “Community Eligibility Provision.”

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05/12/15 4:00pm
05/12/2015 4:00 PM
The students in Janine Weber's fourth grade class were the winners of the Pennies for Patients fundraiser. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

The students in Janine Weber’s fourth grade class were the winners of the Pennies for Patients fundraiser. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

Roanoke Avenue Elementary School students raised $2,110.87 to contribute to Pennies For Patients, an organization that benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the school district announced.  (more…)

05/08/2015 12:00 PM

There are just four schools in the state qualified to teach a new Advanced Placement program called Capstone — a rigorous curriculum that has students write in-depth research papers and dissertations: Brooklyn Technical High School, George W. Hewlett High School, Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, and Williamsville East High School.

Shoreham-Wading River School District wants its high school to become the fifth. (more…)

05/08/15 10:30am
The 2014 nominees from Shoreham-Wading River. The school again earned nominations Thursday.

The 2014 nominees from Shoreham-Wading River. The school again earned nominations Friday.

Nominees for the 13th Annual Teeny Awards, which showcase the best in local high school theater, were announced this morning. Winners will be announced at a formal awards ceremony June 7 at Center Moriches High School where radio personality Walker Vreeland will serve as host.  (more…)

05/07/15 1:55pm
05/07/2015 1:55 PM
This anti-bullying mural was unveiled at Riley Avenue Elementary School in Calverton Thursday. (Credit: Rachel Young)

This anti-bullying mural was unveiled at Riley Avenue Elementary School in Calverton Thursday. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Riley Avenue Elementary School fourth-grader Jon Vasquez said he liked watching the character mural go from “nothing to something.” His classmate Lily Kaelin said anyone who lays eyes on the colorful painting is “reminded to be kind.” Art teacher Melissa Haupt called it “inspiring.” (more…)

05/06/2015 9:42 AM
Resident Michael Burns (center) addresses the board as neighbors watch on. Mr. Burns was one of a handful to criticize a plan to build a new parking lot. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Resident Michael Burns (center) addresses the board as neighbors watch on. Mr. Burns was one of a handful to criticize a plan to build a new parking lot. (Credit: Paul Squire)

In the Miller Avenue Elementary School multi-purpose room Tuesday, just a few hundred feet away from the front door of some of their houses, a group of more than a dozen residents came with a clear message to the local school board: keep your parking lot away from us. (more…)

04/29/15 5:00pm
04/29/2015 5:00 PM
Max Crean of Farmingdale plays Professor Harold Hill in "Music Man," a Bishop McGann-Mercy Theater Company production, directed by Bob Kelly. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Max Crean of Farmingdale plays Professor Harold Hill in “Music Man,” a Bishop McGann-Mercy Theater Company production, directed by Bob Kelly. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Meredith Willson’s classic musical “The Music Man” will be presented by the McGann-Mercy Theatre Company Thursday to Saturday, April 30 to May 2, at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School in Riverhead. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.  (more…)

04/27/15 4:53pm
04/27/2015 4:53 PM
Paul Weissman of Bohemia (middle, white shirt) was diagnosed two years ago with ALS. He says Chris Pendergast gives him hope and. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Paul Weissman of Bohemia (middle, white shirt) was diagnosed two years ago with ALS. He says Chris Pendergast gives him hope and faith. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

For the 18th year, Chris Pendergast of Miller Place took to the streets of Rivehead with local students to bring awareness to the cause of finding a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

This year Mr. Pendergast — a 1966 Mercy High graduate — was accompanied by junior high students from Bishop McGann-Mercy as ALS Ride for Life trek across Long Island kicked off Monday morning.

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