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05/11/17 6:00am
05/11/2017 6:00 AM

Fourth-grader Jenifer Ponce sat with classmates at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School in October, listening as members of the Riverhead Fire Department taught them how to handle an emergency call.

Bill Sanok, the department’s public information officer, shared the story of a young girl whose 911 call helped save a life two years ago, when a fire broke out in a first-floor apartment on Middle Road in Riverhead.

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01/18/17 5:59am

#RiverheadKindness: The Great Kindness Challenge 2017 from Riverhead CAP on Vimeo.

How many acts of kindness can you perform in one week?

Students at two Riverhead elementary schools are inviting members of the public to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge starting Monday. Anyone who participates should post a photo on social media using the hashtag #RiverheadKindness. READ

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08/29/16 1:38pm

Aquebogue-Elementary-School

Riverhead School District officials have confirmed 43 students will transfer to Aquebogue Elementary School this school year. The option was offered to Phillips and Roanoke elementary school parents a few weeks ago since the state has declared both schools as “underperforming.”

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08/25/16 10:00am

Aqebogue Elementary School

Parents of students at Phillips and Roanoke elementary schools now have the option of sending their children to Aquebogue Elementary School next month, because the state has declared both Riverhead schools “underperforming” based on low student test scores from last year.

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03/06/16 9:00am

Security guard Chris Koerner gets a laugh and custodian Frank Sciarratta checks Mr.Payton's clearance off the ground. Barbaraellen Koch photo

Over the past 11 years, he’s been slimed, he’s had his head shaved, he’s had pies thrown in his face, and he’s dressed up like a chicken and done the Chicken Dance in the school auditorium, among other things…all to encourage kids to read.

This year, Roanoke Avenue Elementary School Tom Payton came up with another incentive to get his students to read. READ