03/28/14 7:00am
03/28/2014 7:00 AM
The Riverhead NJROTC drill team in 2012. (Credit:  Courtesy, file)

The Riverhead NJROTC drill team in 2012. (Credit: Courtesy, file)

The Riverhead NJROTC is hosting its annual fundraiser April 5 between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school.

Nearly 100 gift certificates and 60 gift baskets are expected to be included in the raffle. Over 150 gifts will be available, including: autographed NY Islanders and Jets memorabilia, winery tours, hotel stays, ferry tickets and jewelry.

The total value of the prizes is about $9,000, officials said. Proceeds from the raffle will go toward  new equipment and drill meet travel expenses. Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Ave, Riverhead.

The drawing is scheduled for 2 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.corwincorner.com/NJROTC/auction.htm.

03/27/14 8:00am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO

The Riverhead school board voted to upgrade various parts of the school’s infrastructure Tuesday night, approving the use of $456,000 from the district’s capital reserve fund. In addition, they decided to offer the voting public a $3.98 million bond proposition that will be on the May ballot for bus purchases.  (more…)

03/26/14 2:00pm
03/26/2014 2:00 PM
Close to 40 people, including many local veterans, came out in support of a measure to allow tax breaks for veterans in Riverhead School Districts. (Credit: Jen Gustavson)

Last year, the state Legislature approved an amendment to expand the veterans’ tax exemption program to school districts, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law in December.. (Credit: Jen Gustavson)

“When I came home from Vietnam, I couldn’t even get a cab when I was in my uniform. This is a chance, I believe, for the school board to really do the right thing for veterans.”

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03/26/14 11:51am



Riverhead School Board members Thomas Carson (left), Amelia Lantz and Susan Koukounas at Tuesday night’s meeting.

Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney has proposed a $120.7 million budget for the 2014-15 school year that carries an estimated 2.4 percent increase to the tax levy — the allowable rate under the state’s year-to-year tax cap law — and doesn’t cut any programs.  (more…)

03/26/14 5:00am
Pulaski Street School assistant principal Stephen Hudson giving a presentation in January about how Common Core math is being implemented in fifth and sixth grades. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Pulaski Street School assistant principal Stephen Hudson gives a presentation in January about how Common Core math is being implemented in fifth and sixth grades. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The Riverhead School District will host a public forum for parents Thursday night to discuss how Common Core standards are being achieved inside the classroom.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in the high school’s large instructional room.  (more…)