As physical education teacher Robert Cook blows his whistle, children scatter throughout the Riverhead Charter School gymnasium. It’s their signal to separate into pairs as they prepare for double track cup attack, a game where students run laps to collect cups. READ
On March 12, 2018, the Diocese of Rockville Centre made a stunning announcement: Bishop McGann-Mercy High School in Riverhead would be no more.
A year later, the school that had become a home to generations of families sits unoccupied behind locked gates. The future of the property remains in limbo, with no clear answers yet on what will become of the school building. READ
In the 1940s, Riverhead Town was home to almost 100 duck farms. At the time, those who would be called “foodies” today scrambled to taste the rich delicacy of Long Island duck, according to Susan Van Scoy. READ
Riverhead residents will vote on two propositions in the May budget vote, according to a presentation made at Tuesday’s school board meeting.
Superintendent Dr. Aurelia Henriquez and deputy superintendent Sam Schneider unveiled a portion of the anticipated budget for the 2019-20 academic year Tuesday. The two propositions would be voted on separately from the regular budget.READ
Outside her home on Delmar Lane in Laurel, Laura Carrillo, 31, snags a red rose from a storage shed in her backyard. She brings it inside and places it in a glass vase brimming with blossoming red and pink roses. She ties a red ribbon around the bouquet and snaps a photo with her phone. READ
It’s 1920. A group of Riverhead High School students pedals bikes wildly down West Main Street, chasing the sunset as it fades over the Peconic River. They’re headed to Papa Nick’s, where “Papa” Nick Meras keeps the eatery open long after dark and there’s never a shortage of ice cream for 10 cents. READ