06/28/14 5:00am
06/28/2014 5:00 AM
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Riverhead school board vice president Greg Meyer honoring Ann Cotten-DeGrasse Tuesday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Ann Cotten-DeGrasse was congratulated Tuesday night for six years of service on the board. She was hired as a business teacher by the district in 1966 and served as president for the Riverhead Central Faculty Association before retiring in 1997.

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06/10/14 8:00am
06/10/2014 8:00 AM
The Riverhead school board meeting is Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the high school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The Riverhead school board meeting is Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the high school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The Riverhead school board is expected to vote Tuesday night on a $651,000 land deal to sell district-owned property in Aquebogue to Northeast Farm, according to the meeting’s agenda.

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05/20/14 7:00am
05/20/2014 7:00 AM
The Riverhead School Board candidates. (Credit: Peter Waldner)

The Riverhead School Board candidates. (Credit: Peter Waldner)

 

The five people running for three seats on the Riverhead Board of Education this year all agree that preparing a fiscally sound budget in the era of a state property tax cap is priority number one.

How to best accomplish that goal, however, is where the candidates differ.  (more…)

04/21/14 5:29pm
04/21/2014 5:29 PM

Riverhead School District project update, May 2013

Five residents will be competing for three seats in this year’s Riverhead school board election, school officials confirmed Monday.

School board watchdog Laurie Downs of Riverhead will be on the ballot, along with former school board member Lori Hulse of Riverhead and Calverton resident Greg Fischer, who ran unsuccessfully last year for town assessor.

Incumbents Greg Meyer of Calverton and Riverhead resident Kim Ligon are seeking re-election to the seven member board.

Board president Ann Cotten-DeGrasse announced last year during her campaign for town supervisor that she will not seek re-election at the end of her second term.

The school board election and budget vote is May 20.

Check back to riverheadnewsreview.com as your source for complete budget and school board election coverage.

04/15/14 8:00am
04/15/2014 8:00 AM
Local veterans attended last month's Riverhead school board meeting to hear a presentation about a new tax exemption program for veterans. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Local veterans attended last month’s Riverhead school board meeting to hear a presentation about a new tax exemption program for veterans. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The Riverhead school board has set an April 22 public hearing to discuss a new property tax exemption for local veterans.

A vote on the exemption may take place following the meeting, which is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

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04/09/14 8:00am
04/09/2014 8:00 AM
Local veterans attended last month's Riverhead school board meeting to hear a presentation about a new tax exemption program for veterans. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Local veterans attended last month’s Riverhead school board meeting to hear a presentation about a new tax exemption program for veterans. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Following one of the most lengthy debates among Riverhead school board members in recent years on Tuesday night, the board unanimously approved setting a public hearing to discuss a new property tax exemption for local veterans.

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