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…)

03/22/14 6:00am
03/22/2014 6:00 AM

Michael Hipp, center, as Leaf Coneybear, spells the names of South American rodents in a scene from ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ at North Fork Community Theatre in 2011. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

North Fork Community Theatre is offering one $500 scholarship for a graduating senior from each high school in Southold, Riverhead and Shelter Island towns.

Applicants are required to include an essay of no more than 200 words detailing the meaning of theater/music activities in the their lives. All applicants must have a history of performance or offstage experience either in high school or within the community.

The application deadline is April 7. For additional application details, please contact scholarship committee chairperson Amy Davidson, 591-1810 orsimplersgarden@optonline.net.

03/20/14 11:17am
03/20/2014 11:17 AM

Lyle Markowski as Meleager (right) and Sarah Brennan as Atalanta. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The annual Riverhead Middle School Roman Banquet will present ‘How Atalanta Got her Groove Back’ Thursday evening at the school under the direction of Magistra Laurentia Calpurnia Custer, who’s in her 17th year. (more…)

03/17/14 5:00pm
03/17/2014 5:00 PM
From left, school board vice president Greg Meyer, Superintendent Nancy Carney and board president Ann Cotten-DeGrasse  during a public hearing in August, at which Ms. Carney spoke at length about more planned construction work for the high school.

From left, school board vice president Greg Meyer, Superintendent Nancy Carney and board president Ann Cotten-DeGrasse during a public hearing in August, at which Ms. Carney spoke at length about more planned construction work for the high school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Riverhead school board is expected to hold a public hearing during next week’s regular meeting to discuss appropriating $456,000 from the district’s repair reserve fund for various capital improvement projects.

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