06/28/14 2:06pm
06/28/2014 2:06 PM
Amberlynn (left) and Lyn Fountaine posed for photos before going to Tracey Fountaine, who was burnt in a house fire Thursday morning. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Amberlynn Fountaine (right) and her mother Lyn posed for a photo at graduation Saturday. The family’s home was destroyed by a fire Thursday and Amberlynn’s father, Tracey, is at Stony Brook University Medical Center. (Credit: Cyndi Murray}

Amberlynn Fountaine would have preferred staying by her father’s side at his Stony Brook University Medical Center room Saturday morning. Instead, she fulfilled his dream of watching her receive her diploma along with the rest of her peers graduating Riverhead High School. (more…)

06/27/14 10:00am
06/27/2014 10:00 AM
Michael Kringle takes a break near a field outside Bennettsville, S.C. It was 95 degrees that day. (Credit: Michael Kringle)

Michael Kringle takes a break near a field outside Bennettsville, S.C. It was 95 degrees that day. (Credit: Michael Kringle)

You’ll have to excuse Michael Kringle for failing to make it all the way to the Florida Keys during his recent bicycle excursion from SUNY Binghamton in upstate New York.

Though reaching Florida’s southern limits was his initial goal, the 2010 Riverhead High School graduate called it quits after crossing into Florida and ultimately reaching Jacksonville.

Your initial reaction might be, ‘Why didn’t he just push himself for a few more days?’   (more…)

06/25/14 10:00am
06/25/2014 10:00 AM
Jeff “Doc” Greenberger, a longtime Latin teacher at Riverhead High School. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file)

Jeff “Doc” Greenberger, a longtime Latin teacher at Riverhead High School. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file)

A group of parents have submitted a petition to the Riverhead school board asking the district’s administration to allow the current Latin teachers to teach more sections instead of hiring an additional teacher.

During the school board’s meeting Tuesday, parent Sarah Bowe submitted a copy of an online petition signed by over 100 people asking the district to reconsider hiring a new Latin teacher and allow the program’s current teachers, Jeff ‘Doc’ Greenberger and Lorene Custer, to teach more sections.

“Many students enroll in Latin with the specific intention of being taught by Ms. Custer and Dr. Greenberger and they all deserve that opportunity,” Ms. Bowe said.

The petition states, in part: “We ask that, if at all possible, the district find a way to allow the existing teachers to teach any additional sections that need to be added.  Should that not be possible, we ask that any expansion of the Latin program be undertaken with the full cooperation of the existing teachers, so as to ensure the continued integrity of the program.”

Through Wednesday morning, it had gathered 118 online signatures.

When asked by a parent if the Latin teachers, who are married, were given the opportunity to teach the additional sections, school board president Ann Cotten-DeGrasse said, “It is a contractual matter.”

Assistant superintendent David Wicks said both teachers are on the hiring committee and were also asked to let the district know if they knew of anybody suitable for the position.

06/13/14 1:00pm
06/13/2014 1:00 PM
The journalism award winners were: (from left) Markis Croteau,

The journalism award winners were: (from left) Markis Croteau, Rachel Stanislawek, Jenny Guo, Giavanna Verdi, Kyra Martin and Briana Pagano. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

Times/Review Newsgroup honored six students from local high schools with a journalism award Thursday evening. The students were presented certificates and $100 scholarships during a reception at the paper’s office in Mattituck. (more…)

03/14/14 8:00am
03/14/2014 8:00 AM
Riverhead High School’s Class of 2014 valedictorian, Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento, 18, with his parents, Cesar and Maurita Chabla, and sister Kiara, 8, in the background. Ceaser’s parents emigrated from Ecuador to the U.S. and the family lived in Hampton Bays before moving to Flanders. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead High School’s Class of 2014 valedictorian, Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento, 18, with his parents, Cesar and Maurita Chabla, and sister Kiara, 8, in the background. Ceaser’s parents emigrated from Ecuador to the U.S. and the family lived in Hampton Bays before moving to Flanders. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead High School senior Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento remembers advice he got when he was 6 years old living in Ecuador with his maternal grandmother, Lola, who told him what to expect when he moved to America.

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03/04/14 10:10am
03/04/2014 10:10 AM
From left, Riverhead High School seniors Stephanie Falisi and Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento with assistant principal Sean O’Hara at the Feb. 12 Riverhead Rotary Club luncheon. (Credit: Riverhead Rotary)

From left, Riverhead High School seniors Stephanie Falisi and Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento with assistant principal Sean O’Hara at the Feb. 12 Riverhead Rotary Club luncheon. Both students were listed on the school’s top 15 students list.
(Credit: Riverhead Rotary)

The Riverhead School District announced Monday the class of 2014’s top 15 students.

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02/18/14 11:16am
02/18/2014 11:16 AM
RIVERHEAD ROTARY COURTESY PHOTO | Stephanie Falisi, Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento and RHS assistant principal Sean O’Hara at the Feb. 12 Riverhead Rotary Club luncheon.

RIVERHEAD ROTARY COURTESY PHOTO | Stephanie Falisi, Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento and RHS assistant principal Sean O’Hara at the Feb. 12 Riverhead Rotary Club luncheon.

Riverhead High School seniors Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento and Stephanie Falisi have been honored as students of the month by the Riverhead Rotary.

The two were selected by their high school guidance departments and were guests of the club at a luncheon on Wednesday.  (more…)