One by one the 346 graduates of Riverhead’s Class of 2017 walked across the podium inside Riverhead High School’s gymnasium Saturday morning. They smiled, waved toward gleaming parents in the bleachers and posed for photos with their diplomas.
Finally, only two names remained. READ
The Riverhead Board of Education honored 12 retiring employees at Tuesday’s meeting.
Riverhead High School technology teacher Luke Ferland has been named the Long Island Air Force Association’s Teacher of the Year and also earned top honors from BOCES for his leadership and innovation in technology.
An influx of transfer students into the Aquebogue Elementary School following Riverhead’s designation as a focus district for the second straight year could fill the school beyond capacity, according to Superintendent Nancy Carney. Parents of students in Phillips, Riley and Roanoke elementary schools have the option for their children to transfer to Aquebogue.
The director of Riverhead School District’s guidance department, who was arrested in 2015 on a misdemeanor aggravated driving while intoxicated charge, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Tuesday.
Charles Gassar of Baiting Hollow pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired in Riverhead Town Justice Court. He paid a $400 fine and $260 surcharge.