Little League president Tony Sammartano addresses the teams during his last Opening Day. (Credit: Paul Squire)
On his last Opening Day, Riverhead Little League president Tony Sammartano had some advice to share.
To parents: Enjoy these chilly spring days with your young kids. These will be the best memories.
To the audience: Take the time to volunteer with the Little League for your own children or your community. (more…)
A male victim was struck on Main Road east of Manor Lane in Jamesport around 9 p.m. Thursday. (Credit: Google maps)
A pedestrian on Main Road was struck by a car last night in Jamesport, according to Jamesport Fire Department 1st assistant chief John Andrejack.
Southold Town police arrested a Jamesport man for possession of heroin and cocaine Thursday night.
Saturday’s opening day ceremony will be Tony Sammartano’s last as Riverhead Little League president. After about 15 years at the helm, organizing an activity that hundreds and hundreds of kids have had the opportunity to enjoy, it’s time for him to move on to greener pastures.
Problem is, it’s not exactly clear who, if anyone, is going to run the league after Tony and his wife, Jennifer — another of the league’s five board members — step down. (more…)
About 34.8 percent of students in the Riverhead School District that were expected to take state-mandated math assessments Wednesday declined to sit for the exams, the News-Review has confirmed.
Superintendent Nancy Carney said 812 students out of 2,332 did not take math assessments, which are in progress through Friday.
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“We have about 100 students who are taking the regents (advanced math) in 8th grade instead of the 8th grade assessment,” Ms. Carney wrote in an email.
In 2014, about 15 percent of the district’s students didn’t take the math assessments. Last week, 26 percent of the district’s third through eight graders declined to take the English Language Arts assessments.
Correction: The story has been updated to reflect Nancy Carney’s email to the News-Review about eighth-grade math assessments. The News-Review regrets the error.
Last year’s Polish Town Fair in Riverhead. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
The days of walking around festivals like the Country Fair or the Polish Town Festival with an open beer in your hand appear to be on the way out. (more…)
This editorial is not a statement about what should or shouldn’t be built at the United Riverhead Terminal property on Sound Shore Road in Northville. It’s not an editorial about conforming uses, non-conforming uses or variances.
It’s an editorial about respecting your neighbors’ views, regardless of what they are, and disagreeing respectfully. (more…)
Renaissance Downtowns’ plans to help revitalize Riverside are expected to be presented to the Southampton Town Board next Thursday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
A year after Renaissance Downtowns signed on with Southampton Town to create a new zoning code aimed at revitalizing Riverside, the time is coming for the company to unveil its redevelopment plans.
The plans — expected to be unveiled next week — hinge on the economically distressed hamlet’s getting a new sewage treatment plant and landowners’ getting incentives to build up their lots in exchange for accepting tightened environmental restrictions. (more…)