Update, 4 p.m.: Three schools in the Riverhead School District were on “lockout status” briefly Tuesday around 9 a.m. after police received a report that a suspect in a domestic incident was possibly armed and in the area, according to Riverhead Town police.
More than three years after Briarcliff Elementary School closed, the future of the historic property in Shoreham remains uncertain as district taxpayers continue to foot the bill on operating expenses. READ
Felicia Scocozza has dedicated herself to Riverhead’s Community Awareness Program for over 15 years.
As executive director, Ms. Scocozza leads the organization in educating Riverhead’s youth about the plethora of problems related to drug and alcohol use. One of CAP’s major efforts is working with students at Pulaski Street Elementary School. READ
Check back here for updates on school closings, delayed openings, early dismissals and event cancellations. READ
Schools in the Riverhead area will be closed on Thursday. A blizzard warning is in effect, starting 1 a.m. on Thursday, and 8 to 12 inches or more are expected to fall across the East End. READ
The Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education faced much scrutiny this past spring after it passed a resolution allowing the district to spend about $150,000 for 181 students to attend the senior class trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. read
As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on all the changes that took place at local schools over the past year.
The Riverhead News-Review sat down with Aurelia Henriquez, superintendent of the Riverhead School District, and Gerard Poole, superintendent of the Shoreham-Wading River School District, to discuss the past year — the first for both in their district. Following are abbreviated versions of their responses. READ
Two longtime members of the Riverhead Board of Education — Ann Cotten-DeGrasse and Amelia Lantz — resigned in June, citing quarrels among members and procedural violations. READ