North Fork school districts have experienced numerous changes this year after being faced with the closing of Riverhead’s McGann-Mercy High School, a record number of school shootings across the country and continued national concern about student mental health. The Riverhead News-Review spoke with Dr. Aurelia Henriquez, superintendent of Riverhead Central School District, and Gerard Poole, superintendent of Shoreham-Wading River Central School District, about some of this year’s changes. Following are abbreviated versions of their remarks. READ
• Petsmart and Ulta Beauty open at the The Shops at Riverhead on Route 58.
• Goldberg’s Famous Bagels opens its fourth North Fork location in Jamesport. READ
In January, about 60 East Enders gathered to protest at Congressman Lee Zeldin’s Riverhead office, saying the congressman would not listen to their concerns. (more…)
Back in 2015, Laura Jens-Smith of Laurel, then relatively unknown in most of Riverhead Town, ran for a town council seat and lost, as Republicans continued their hold on every seat on the Town Board, as they had since 2010. READ
The list of school records Meg Tuthill owns following her brilliant track and field career at Bishop McGann-Mercy could fill up a page on their own. READ
As 2016 winds down, it’s time to reflect on the changes that occurred at local schools this year.
The News-Review recently sat down with Nancy Carney, superintendent of the Riverhead Central School District, to discuss everything 2016 brought to Riverhead — including continued construction, new teachers and programs, and more. READ
Expectations were high around the Riverhead girls basketball team entering the year. By the time the calendar flipped to 2016, the Blue Waves already had five wins under their belt en route to their best season since 2012. READ
Two Shoreham-Wading River wrestlers closed out their high school careers standing on the podium at the New York State Championships in Albany this past March. Jack Taddeo finished fourth at 145 pounds and Meloni was fifth at 106. READ