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09/20/18 6:00am

A $20 million federal lawsuit claiming that the Riverhead School District discriminated against an African-American elementary school teacher by firing him after he was arrested for driving while intoxicated in 2012 has been dismissed.

Joe Johnson II, who had been a tenured fourth-grade teacher at Phillips Avenue Elementary School, was arrested by Southampton Village police in April 2012 and initially charged with criminal possession of a weapon and DWI.  READ

09/19/18 6:00am
09/19/2018 6:00 AM

For the first time, Riverhead High School plans to host an evening graduation ceremony in 2019.

High school principal Dr. Charles Regan announced the change in a letter welcoming parents and students back for the school year. A school district calendar shows the high school commencement scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. on the high school football field, weather permitting. READ

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09/17/18 5:00am

Students sat on the floor or huddled around a desk, racing to build the tallest spaghetti tower that would hold a marshmallow on top of it.

The point of the 20-minute activity was to teach the students, high schoolers in the Riverhead district, team-building skills and to have a shared experience, along with the opportunity to learn prototyping. READ

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09/03/18 6:00am

The Riverhead Board of Education approved the hiring of a new security firm last Tuesday — the fourth time in the last five years that the district will start a year with a new head of security. 

The board approved a one-year contract with Summit Security Services of Uniondale for an annual fee of $114,400. READ

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07/09/18 6:00am

Last month, the Riverhead Board of Education honored 22 people set to retire from the district at the culmination of the school year. 

Two of them — Elizabeth “Tippy” Macksel and Jacqueline Case — have a combined 53 years in the district and together have worked in every school except the high school. READ