10/15/18 12:00pm
10/15/2018 12:00 PM

The flags of Central and South American countries adorned the walls of the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead last weekend. Inside, guests enjoyed multicultural foods prepared by Guatemalan and Mexican restaurants as musicians entertained from the stage. READ

03/10/15 8:00am
03/10/2015 8:00 AM
Culinary instructor Eric Rickmers talk to the new students in the commercial kitchen Monday afternoon. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Culinary instructor Eric Rickmers talks to the new students in the Riverhead school’s commercial kitchen Monday afternoon. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Monday marked the first day in a new Riverhead school for a small group of teens living in a country still very new to them.

At the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Alternative High School English Language Learner Program, teenagers referred to as SIFE students — or students with interrupted formal education — will learn English and math and acquire job skills such as culinary arts and maintenance work, BOCES officials said. (more…)