Carl James in his office last year at Pulaski Street School in Riverhead. Mr. James, 79, retired in June after working in the building for nearly 54 years as a custodian. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
Last winter, this newspaper set out to find the longest-tenured employee of any North Fork school district.
Turns out that person wasn’t a teacher, or an administrator. It was 79-year-old Carl James, head custodian at Pulaski Street School in Riverhead. The resulting News-Review article, published Dec. 12, 2013, focused on Mr. James’ career and his perseverance, but also indicated he was considering retirement. And he was serious this time. (more…)
Riverhead High School science teacher Greg Wallace (far right) with his students at the 2011 Rube Goldberg competition. (Credit: Suzanne Hulme)
If you went to one of those websites that ask people to grade their teachers and searched for Riverhead High School physics teacher Greg Wallace, you’d find comments like: “An awesome guy and wonderful mentor who truly loves his students.”
Three Riverhead schools recently flagged by the state for failing test scores are responding with plans to increase teacher collaboration and communication with parents, according to self-review reports recently released by the district.
The current bus barn in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
A new proposal to relocate the Riverhead School District’s bus barn to Calverton could appear on the May ballot — nearly two years after residents voted against a measure to move it to Riverside.
The school board approved an environmental study Tuesday of a nearly 7-acre lot located near the intersection of Edwards Avenue and Route 25. The property, which is owned by Edward Partridge, was previously used as a bus garage and currently operates as a tractor trailer facility, Superintendent Nancy Carney said. (more…)
School board member Lori Hulse speaks at Tuesday night’s meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
While Riverhead school superintendent Nancy Carney currently has the authority to approve contracts under $25,000 without school board approval, one member of the Board of Education wants to change that. (more…)
The Riverhead school board is scheduled to meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
The Riverhead Board of Education has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday night to discuss using about $237,000 from the district’s repair reserve fund for various capital improvement projects.
New stores like Costco have increased Riverhead’s assessed value, which could increase the school tax. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
The annual swing of school taxes from the Riverhead Town portion of the Riverhead School District to Southampton Town has hit the people in Flanders, Riverside and Northampton pretty hard in the past. But this year, the Southampton Town portion of the district will be getting a break.
Riverhead cheerleaders march in Saturday’s homecoming parade. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Riverhead High School held its annual homecoming parade on Main Street Saturday morning. (more…)