05/17/16 9:00pm

Laurie Downs is congratulated on being elected to the Riverhead Board of Education. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

For more than 15 years, Laurie Downs has attended nearly every Riverhead Board of Education meeting.

She is not an administrator, nor has she ever attended the meeting as an elected member of the board.

That’s about to change.  READ

05/19/15 10:27pm
05/19/2015 10:27 PM
Sue Koukounas, center, and Ann Cotten-DeGrasse, right, were the top two vote-getters on Tuesday night. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Sue Koukounas, center, and Ann Cotten-DeGrasse, right, were the top two vote-getters on Tuesday night. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Riverhead school budget passed Tuesday night and in the five-way race for two open school board seats in Riverhead, Sue Koukounas and Ann Cotten-DeGrasse were elected to three-year terms.

As for the the three propositions, all three of them passed.

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Superintedent Steven Cohen (right) smiles as the results from Tuesday's school budget vote are read aloud. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Superintedent Steven Cohen (right) smiles as the results from Tuesday’s school budget vote are read aloud. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The Shoreham-Wading River school budget passed by an overwhelming majority Tuesday night, with more than 65 percent of voters approving the $68.6 million proposal.

Board of Education incumbents Mike Fucito and Robert Rose, who were running unopposed, were also re-elected. (more…)