The voice of NJROTC cadet Kellia Daniels echoed through the Riverhead High School auditorium Tuesday night.
Four other cadets followed behind her, marching across the stage and presenting the color guard to honor U.S. Army Private First Class Garfield Langhorn, who died 50 years ago last week. READ
The Riverhead School District approved price increases for adult meals served throughout the district’s cafeterias at Tuesday’s school board meeting.
Aurelia Henriquez will retain her position as superintendent of the Riverhead Central School District for an additional two years. Although a proposed extension of her contract was not listed on the school board’s agenda Tuesday night, it was approved 4-2, with members Laurie Downs, Brian Connelly, Elizabeth Silva and Therese Zuhoski in favor and president Susan Koukounas and vice president Christopher Dorr rejecting the proposal. READ
Superintendent Aurelia Henriquez approached the microphone at Tuesday’s school board meeting in the Riverhead High School cafeteria with a bright smile on her face.
“Tonight I’d like to celebrate our teachers and our leaders,” Dr. Henriquez said, “by announcing that four of our schools are in good standing with the state.” READ
Officials from Riverhead Town and the Riverhead School District urged the Suffolk County IDA not to grant an enhanced 10-year tax exemption to the owner of the Suffolk County Community College’s culinary school that would result in no property taxes being paid over a 10-year period.
The comments came at a public hearing held before the county IDA Wednesday. READ
An unloaded airsoft gun was found in a backpack at Riverhead Middle School Thursday morning, according to a message posted on the district website from Superintendent Aurelia Henriquez. READ
Downtown Riverhead was filled with school spirit Saturday afternoon as the homecoming parade marched up Main Street before the Blue Waves varsity football game against Deer Park. READ
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