Update (March 9, 8:10 p.m.): A 13-year-old boy was critically injured when he was struck by a car while he was trying to cross Osborn Avenue in front of the Pulaski Street elementary school Friday afternoon, Riverhead Town police said in a press release.
The 32nd annual “Say No to Drugs” march on Friday afternoon was led by retiring Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney, the honored guest and keynote speaker.
Donna Elmore describes her work as “black art.”
Why? Well, that’s simple.
“Because all of the people in it are black,” she said. READ
On Saturday morning, family and friends will say goodbye to longtime volunteer Riverhead football coach Paul DeCabia during a funeral mass at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead.
Soon after, many of Coach DeCabia’s former players will pay their respects to the coach, who died Sunday, in a way only the Blue Waves football family could.
They’ll bring his cremated remains back to the football field and ring the victory bell in his honor.
Elder Harriet Gilliam gives a speech during the Juneteenth celebration. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)
Imagine for a moment that you were an African-American in the 1800s, and after a lifetime of enslavement you learned you had finally been granted freedom. (more…)
Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Garfield M. Langhorn’s mother, Mary Langhorn, with this year’s sixth grade essay contest winners (from left) Christopher Donnelly, Alisha Griffin and Reilly Hubbard. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
“Garfield M. Langhorn’s heroism inspired me to put people before myself. For example, my friend and I were getting bullied and I said, ‘Don’t bully my friend, bully me instead!’ That ended the harassment for my friend.”
So said Pulaski Street Elementary School sixth grader Christopher Donnelly Friday morning, reading from his winning essay chosen during the 10th annual Garfield M. Langhorn Essay Contest.
Christopher was one of three winners chosen from 272 entries this year. The two other winners were Alisha Griffin and Reilly Hubbard.
My name is Matthew Yakaboski. I will be entering sixth grade at Pulaski Street School in September. I play soccer with the East End Football Club in Riverhead.
My club uses the fields at Riley Avenue Elementary School. I noticed that when I travel to other towns to play soccer games, these clubs have their own fields. I think our town needs access to more soccer fields. They can create more fields at the EPCAL Enterprise Park. Soccer has gotten more and more popular with kids my age and especially with the 2014 World Cup. We really need more space to play soccer and I know that EPCAL has the space we need. Thank you for your time.
Matthew Yakaboski, Calverton
Retiring Pulaski Street School head custodian Carl James, front, with his family at a June 24 school board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson photos)
Pulaski Street School head custodian Carl James was surrounded by friends, family and co-workers June 24 as the Riverhead school board congratulated him on his retirement after a 54-year career with the district.