A photo of John Anderson rests on the windowsill of his parents’ Riverhead home. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
Two poster boards covered with photos rest on the windowsill in the dining room of Dennis and Carmel Anderson’s Riverhead home. More posters are scattered throughout the house, on tables and the floor. The photos provide a glimpse into the life of their son, John. There are shots of the family in Ireland, John in his No. 63 Blue Waves football uniform and groups of friends dressed up before a school dance. READ
A Jeep skidded into a packed school bus bound for Aquebogue Elementary School on Main Road in Aquebogue Wednesday morning. READ
Most local school districts are already out of snow days and are hoping to squeak by without having to use any more for fear of having to open during break.
Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney has unveiled a portion of her preliminary spending plan, which carries an estimated 3.77 percent increase to next year’s tax levy.
The Riverhead Board of Education is seeking public input into the search for a new superintendent. READ
Check back here for updates on school closings, delayed openings, early dismissals and event cancellations.
• Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School will be closed Friday.
• Peconic Community School will be closed Friday.
• Riverhead Charter School will be closed Friday.
• Riverhead school district will be closed Friday.
• Shoreham-Wading River school district will be closed Friday.
• St. David’s School will be closed Friday.
• St. Isidore School will be closed Friday.
As classes at Riverhead High School resumed after the holiday break, Stephanie Piraino’s ninth-grade English classes were presented with a challenge: Choose an important cause and devise a strategy to spread awareness about it in a way that uses social media for good. READ
At its meeting Tuesday, the Riverhead Board of Education unanimously approved allocating more than $1.1 million from its repair reserve fund for improvements at its future transportation facility on Edwards Avenue.