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High School Of Fallen NYPD Hero Retires Baseball Jersey  Riverhead, NY Patch

High School Of Fallen NYPD Hero Retires Jersey - Riverhead, NY - "Detective Simonsen, nicknamed Smiles, was well known for his warm personality, and his ...



District: HS principal reassigned amid probe  Newsday

Riverhead High School principal Charles Regan has been removed from his post, pending a school district investigation into what officials are calling "a ...



Riverhead HS principal reassigned pending investigation  Riverhead News Review

UPDATE (Wednesday, May 1): Det. Sgt. Ed Frost of the Riverhead Town Police Department said Wednesday that the Riverhead Central School District filed a ...



Riverhead Athletes Sign With Colleges  Riverhead, NY Patch

Riverhead Athletes Sign With Colleges - Riverhead, NY - Nine Riverhead seniors signed letters of intent last week. Congratulations to all the young athletes!



Riverhead High School Class of 1979 sets 40th reunion Aug. 10 at Flanders Men's Club  RiverheadLOCAL

The Riverhead High School Class of 1979 will have its 40th anniversary reunion at the Flanders Men's Club on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m..



Street Dedicated In Memory Of Fallen NYPD Detective  Riverhead, NY Patch

Street Dedicated to Fallen NYPD Detective - Riverhead, NY - A dedication ceremony in memory of fallen NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen will be held on June ...



Emily A. Whitney  Riverhead News Review

Emily A. Whitney died May 6 at Peconic Bay Medical Center. She was 95. She was born to Marie Flohn and Irving Schneider March 29, 1924, in Brooklyn,



Testing opt-out numbers trending down, but remain high  Riverhead News Review

Most North Fork school districts saw a slight decline in the number of students opting out of this year's English Language Arts exam, according to data.



Emily A. Whitney, 95  RiverheadLOCAL

Emily A. Whitney of Riverhead died May 6, 2019, at Peconic Bay Medical Center. She was 95. She was born March 29, 1924, in Brooklyn to Marie (Flohn) and ...



Teen Arrested After Racist Threat At High School: Police  Riverhead, NY Patch

Lockdown Lifted Racist Threat: District - Riverhead, NY - A 911 call was made from the LI high school about a "possible act of violence," police say.



Riverhead Central School District has been pursuing possible purchase of former McGann-Mercy site since last summer  RiverheadLOCAL

The Riverhead Central School district is in negotiations with the Diocese of Rockville Centre about purchasing the former McGann-Mercy campus. Both the ...



Historic Aquebogue farm stand reopened by young brothers with roots in local agriculture  RiverheadLOCAL

Two brothers are giving a historic farm stand on the Main Road in Aquebogue a new lease on life. Longtime local residents will remember the farm stand as ...



Riverhead High School Class Of 2018 Graduates  Patch.com

RIVERHEAD, NY — Tears of joy and smiles of pride were abundant on Saturday as parents, friends, teachers and administrators gathered to watch members of ...



Long Island races, walks during spring and summer  Newsday

May | June | July | August | September | October Running is at the top of popular sports on Long Island. By the hundreds, and sometimes thousands, runners of ...



Six months after McGann-Mercy closing, fate of campus still unknown  RiverheadLOCAL

Six months after the Diocese of Rockville Centre shuttered McGann-Mercy High School and nearly three months after it told parents a $10 million deal for the ...



Chief: Police investigating student's social media 'rant' containing 'veiled threats' against Riverhead High School  RiverheadLOCAL

A Riverhead High School student's “rant” on social media this weekend led to a police investigation and a call to parents Saturday afternoon by Riverhead High ...



BB gun found in student's backpack at Riverhead High School Monday  RiverheadLOCAL

A BB gun was found in a student's backpack today at Riverhead High School. The gun was found as school officials investigated the report of a possible ...



NYPD detective, a Riverhead High graduate, killed in the line of duty  Riverhead News Review

Friends and former classmates from Riverhead High School said Det. Simonsen, who was killed in the line of duty while responding to a reported armed robbery ...



Three Riverhead schools come off the state's 'focus' list, superintendent announces  RiverheadLOCAL

Three schools in the Riverhead Central School District have come off the state's focus school list, Superintendent Aurelia Henriquez announced at the board of ...



Library Honors Local Vietnam Veteran, Riverhead High Grad  Riverhead, NY Patch

Library Honors Local Vietnam Veteran - Riverhead, NY - "It is so important to honor our local veterans. They made many sacrifices and deserve to be thanked."



Offer Is Reportedly Made To Sell McGann Mercy High School Property For Over $10M  27east.com

The Diocese of Rockville Centre has reportedly received an offer of more than $10 million for Bishop McGann Mercy Diocesan High School in Riverhead, ...



School district hires new security firm  RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead Central School District will start the new school year with a new security firm overseeing school safety — the fourth time in the past five years that the ...



New middle school principal named  RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead Middle School has a new principal. Dr. Stephen Hudson was appointed to the post last night by the Riverhead Board of Education. Hudson succeeds ...



Veterans Wall of Honor eyed for Riverhead High School graduates  RiverheadLOCAL

A Veterans Wall of Honor honoring Riverhead High School graduates who went on to serve in the military will be installed at the high school as the result of a ...



New school security director presents assessment and recommendations  RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead school district's security department was severely short-staffed, guards were not deployed efficiently — and handling non-security tasks that detracted ...



Riverhead celebrates Black History Month  RiverheadLOCAL

The Riverhead school district's Black History Month celebration packed the house last night at Riverhead High School, where children and elders came together ...



Longtime Riverhead Middle School principal resigns for new post in Amityville  RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead Middle School principal Andrea Pekar has resigned to take a new position as an assistant superintendent in the Amityville school district. Pekar has ...



Riverhead Holiday Guide 2018: Christmas parades, Santa sightings, tree lightings and more  RiverheadLOCAL

It's the most wonderful time of the year. There's no shortage of ways to enjoy the magic of the season in the Riverhead area and across the North Fork. Here's a ...



After school closes, teens find new homecoming  Newsday

One year ago, Ryan Waski and Jordyn Stromski never would have guessed they'd be celebrating homecoming on Sept. 29 wearing the blue and white Mardi ...



Riverhead joins four other school districts to advocate for 'fair share' of state aid  RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead has joined with four other area districts — Glen Cove, Westbury, Port Chester and Ossining — to advocate for change to the state aid funding formula.



Teens, Lawmakers Talk Vaping, Solutions  Riverhead, NY Patch

Teens, Lawmakers Talk Vaping, Solutions - Riverhead, NY - "Vaping is fast becoming a health crisis for this generation since we have no idea of the long term ...



Riverhead in 2018: the year in local news  RiverheadLOCAL

As 2018 draws to a close, let's take a look back at the year that was through a local lens. Riverhead made history in 2018 when the first female supervisor in the ...



Trail Of Blue Tears Welcomes Fallen Hero Home  Riverhead, NY Patch

Trail Of Blue Tears Welcomes Fallen Hero Home - Riverhead, NY - Hearts bled blue as police cars and firetrucks lined the route of a Long Island processional ...



Photos: Blue Waves celebrate homecoming with Main Street parade  RiverheadLOCAL

Blue Waves fans and the Riverhead school community turned out for the Riverhead High School homecoming parade this afternoon — a perfect day for a ...



Video By Friend Pays Heartfelt Tribute To Fallen NYPD Detective  Riverhead, NY Patch

Video Pays Tribute To Fallen NYPD Detective - Riverhead, NY - One of the most beautiful tributes to fallen NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen you'll ever see.



Shooting at Calverton Hills Sunday afternoon under investigation; extra security at high school today  RiverheadLOCAL

(Updated: 9:35 a.m.) A shooting in the Calverton Hills condominium community injured a 23-year-old Mattituck man Sunday afternoon. Suffolk Police said the ...



Michelle L. Farruggia  Riverhead News Review

Michelle L. Farruggia of Flanders died Feb. 15 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. She was 32. Ms. Farruggia was born Feb. 28, 1986, to Barbara ...



Meet Dr. Stephen Hudson, new principal at Riverhead Middle School  RiverheadLOCAL

Stephen Hudson is happy to be home. The new Riverhead Middle School principal began his career at Riverhead Middle School 14 years ago. “I'm truly excited ...



Why does the Riverhead school board flagrantly and routinely violate the state Open Meetings Law? (Because they can.)  RiverheadLOCAL

Correction appended. See below. It was a pretty typical school board meeting Tuesday night. The seven elected trustees spent an hour or so meeting behind ...



Assistant basketball coach leaving Riverhead for Utica College  RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead High School assistant coach Jalyn Brown is heading north next month to Utica College, where she'll be a graduate assistant coach as she pursues a ...



Charles Benson Bloss, 78  RiverheadLOCAL

Charles Benson Bloss of Aquebogue died Dec. 15, 2018 at Oasis Rehabilitation. He was 78 years old. He was born Dec. 20, 1939 in Utica, New York to Charles ...



Local officials to Suffolk IDA: Say 'no' to new culinary school tax abatement  RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead Town and school district officials implored the Suffolk IDA to reject an application for a 10-year, 100-percent property tax abatement for the owner of ...



Fifteen people charged with trafficking crack cocaine on the East End  RiverheadLOCAL

Earlier today, three separate indictments were unsealed in federal court in Central Islip charging 12 defendants as part of a coordinated federal and state ...



DA Sini brings manslaughter charges in overdose death of Riverhead man  RiverheadLOCAL

Three men accused of dealing heroin cut with fentanyl are facing multiple narcotics charges, with two of them charged with manslaughter in the overdose death ...



Five face federal charges for alleged drug trafficking in Riverhead area  RiverheadLOCAL

Five people were charged in federal court yesterday with trafficking heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine in the Riverhead area. Robert Quarles, 43, of Mastic, ...



Riverhead High School Class of '83 sets 35th reunion  RiverheadLOCAL

Hard to believe, but 35 years have passed since the Class of 1983 last walked the halls of Riverhead High School. Class of '83 Blue Waves are invited to meet ...



Suffolk Police charge Riverhead teen in Nov. 4 shooting in Calverton  RiverheadLOCAL

Suffolk Police have arrested a 17-year-old Riverhead boy in connection with a Nov. 4 shooting in Calverton that injured 23-year-old Mattituck man. Matthew ...



Veteran Riverhead police detective and union leader Dixon Palmer retires  RiverheadLOCAL

Police officers from agencies across the region lined up outside Riverhead Town Police Department headquarters Wednesday afternoon to honor Det. Dixon ...



Life lessons: 9th-grade English students put classroom learning to work  RiverheadLOCAL

A group of Riverhead High School ninth-graders has begun a shoe drive to help the less fortunate keep shoes on their children's feet. Other student groups ...



Fifteen arrested in massive law enforcement action in Riverhead early Wednesday morning  RiverheadLOCAL

(Updated 6:30 p.m.) A joint operation conducted by “numerous law enforcement agencies” resulted in 15 arrests for trafficking crack cocaine in Riverhead this ...



Robert Rogers, 79  RiverheadLOCAL

Robert Rogers of Aquebogue died Dec. 28, 2018 at Peconic Bay Medical Center. He was 79 years old. He was born Nov. 6, 1939 to Bruno and Ann (Harris) ...



Riverhead salutes its women military members and veterans  RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead saluted women in military *service* and women veterans last night with “Operation Eagle Heart,” a dinner and program at Polish Hall. The event was ...



Gregory Turchick, 59  RiverheadLOCAL

Lifelong Riverhead resident Gregory Turchick died Jan. 22, 2019, at his home. He was 59 years old. He was born March 14, 1959, in Riverhead to Harry and ...



Storm causes significant coastal flooding in Riverhead  RiverheadLOCAL

(Updated: 3:20 p.m.) Numerous roads in coastal areas are flooding as the afternoon high tide comes in. Areas along the Peconic Riverfront had several inches ...



Riverhead Country Fair returns for 43rd year this weekend  RiverheadLOCAL

Columbus Day weekend is here, and that means it's time for the Riverhead Country Fair. The fair is a 43-year annual ritual for local farmers, craftsmen, bakers ...



A 'very vague' social media threat last night prompts heightened security at Riverhead schools today  RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead Central School District has heightened security measures in place today following a threat posted on a social media website, Superintendent Dr.



Judith A. Blake, 74  RiverheadLOCAL

Judith A. Blake of Riverhead died Jan. 11, 2019 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care. She was 74 years old. Born in New Britain, Connecticut on Dec. 7, 1944 ...



Meet the people running for Riverhead school board this year  RiverheadLOCAL

Seven people are seeking election to three open seats on the Riverhead Board of Education this year. The top two vote-getters in Tuesday's polling will win a ...



Friends Raising Funds To Help Family Of Fallen NYPD Hero  Riverhead, NY Patch

Friends Raising Funds For Family Of Fallen Hero - Riverhead, NY - Det. Brian Simonsen "was an amazing friend who touched everyone who knew him. He was ...



Harlem Wizards come to Riverhead for a slam-dunk good time on the court  RiverheadLOCAL

Kids of all ages had a rollicking, frolicking good time on the Riverhead High School basketball court last night when the Harlem Wizards came to town.



Homeside Florist and Greenhouses closes  RiverheadLOCAL

An iconic Riverhead business has closed its doors. Homeside Florist and Greenhouses, which the Olsen family operated on Main Road in Riverhead since 1954 ...



Advocates march in Riverhead to promote equal access to driver's licenses  Riverhead News Review

As Dulce Rojas views it, the issue of equal access to driver's licenses for all residents in New York State is less about immigration that it is about “common sense ...



Downtown Riverhead, then and now  RiverheadLOCAL

While growing up just north of Railroad Avenue and spending much time at my grandparent's house on East Avenue, I spent most of my youth in downtown ...



Student Makes Gun Threat Against Riverhead High School On Social Media: Police  Patch.com

Student Charged With Making Threat: Police - Riverhead, NY - Parents shared a Snapchat post that showed a gun and said "excited for school tm."



Frank J. Zambriski  Riverhead News Review

Frank J. Zambriski, a lifelong Riverhead resident, died at his home Feb. 7, 2019, surrounded by his family, at the age of 79. He was born Dec. 15, 1939, in.



Riverhead police: Woman, 61, died of self-inflicted gunshot wound  RiverheadLOCAL

(Updated- 8:30 p.m.) A 61-year-old woman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound this afternoon on East Main Street, Riverhead Town Police said tonight.



Former Riverhead teacher's federal lawsuit against district is dismissed  RiverheadLOCAL

A $20 million federal lawsuit brought by a former Phillips Avenue Elementary School teacher charging the Riverhead Central School District with race ...



March planned in Riverhead Tuesday to advocate for expanded access to driver's licenses in New York  RiverheadLOCAL

Civil rights advocates are planning a march in Riverhead tomorrow for access to driver's licenses by undocumented immigrants. Bills currently pending in the ...



National furniture retailer coming to Riverhead Centre on Route 58  RiverheadLOCAL

A furniture store is moving into the space soon to be vacated by Modell's Sporting Goods. Ashley HomeStore has signed a lease and will be taking occupancy of ...



Ruth Ann Buckley, 50  RiverheadLOCAL

Ruth Ann Buckley of Aquebogue died Nov. 17, 2018 at Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue from complications due to Spinocerebellar Ataxia. She was ...



Riverhead GOP picks its slate for November's town election  Riverhead News Review

The Riverhead Republican Committee on Monday nominated political newcomer Yvette Aguiar to run for supervisor.



Multiple white nationalist group posters appear in downtown Riverhead  RiverheadLOCAL

A Riverhead man reports removing at least seven posters promoting the white nationalist group Patriot Front in downtown Riverhead this month. Kristopher ...



Riverhead Police Department reports incidents and arrests in 2018  RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead Police answered nearly 30,000 calls in 2018, according to a report presented to the town board today by Chief David Hegermiller. Of the 29,260 calls ...



In split vote, Riverhead board of education extends superintendent's contract  RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead Schools Superintendent Dr. Aurelia Henriquez had her employment contract extended by the board of education Tuesday night over the objection of ...



2 Long Island Catholic schools closing in June  News 12 Long Island

The Diocese of Rockville Centre says St. Joseph School in Ronkonkoma and All Saints Regional School in Glen Cove will shut their doors this June because of ...



Riverhead looks at partnering on food-waste plant on Youngs Avenue that would produce natural gas  RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead Town may be soon be producing natural gas from commercial food wastes. Town officials are considering entering into a joint venture with a Melville ...



Michelle L. Farruggia, 32  RiverheadLOCAL

Michelle L. Farruggia of Flanders died Feb. 15, 2019 at Peconic Bay Medical Center. She was 32 years old. Born in Port Jefferson on Feb. 28, 1986, she was the ...



Frank J. Zambriski, 79  RiverheadLOCAL

Frank J. Zambriski, a lifelong resident of Riverhead died at his home on Feb. 7, 2019. He was 79 years old. He was born on Dec. 15, 1939 in Southampton to ...



Riverhead Police blotter Jan. 30-Feb. 5  RiverheadLOCAL

Excerpts from the Riverhead Police Department press reports for Jan. 30 – Feb. 5, 2019. Information provided by Riverhead Police and may not reflect all arrests ...



Kindergarteners and high-schoolers get together for 'A Merry Monster Celebration'  RiverheadLOCAL

Today was a monster day for Aquebogue Elementary School kindergartners. The elementary school students designed monsters that Riverhead High School ...



Cops: Flanders man killed in two-car crash on Flanders Road  Riverhead News Review

A 20-year-old Flanders man died early Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Flanders Road in Hampton Bays, according to Southampton Town Police.



Daniel De Francisco, 94  RiverheadLOCAL

Decorated World War II veteran Daniel De Francisco of Riverhead, who landed in Normandy, France on D-Day and was injured in battle in Germany, died March ...



Cops search for man who robbed Route 58 gas station Saturday night  RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead Police are searching for a man who robbed the Speedway gas station on Route 58 and Ostrander Avenue late last night. Police said they received a ...



Proposal for Riverhead mosque aired at planning board hearing  RiverheadLOCAL

A proposal for a mosque on Harrison Avenue in Riverhead drew about 50 supporters to town hall for a planning board hearing last night. The Riverhead Islamic ...



Colette L. Holgerson, 42  RiverheadLOCAL

Colette L. Holgerson of Calverton died Jan. 23, 2019, at Kanas Center for Hospice in Quiogue. She was 42. She was born Sept. 13, 1976, in Copiague to Robert ...



Marchers take to the streets to support driver's license access for all  RiverheadLOCAL

Residents and community advocates marched down Main Street Tuesday afternoon in support of state legislation that would make standard driver's licenses ...



School To Retire Jersey Of Hero Airman Killed In Copter Crash  Westhampton, NY Patch

School To Retire Jersey Of Hero Airman Killed - Westhampton-Hampton Bays, NY - The football jersey of Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs will be retired by his school ...



Youth winter softball clinic offered  RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead High School Varsity Softball together with Riverhead Little League will offer a youth softball clinic Sunday, Jan. 13, from noon to 3 p.m. at the high ...



Breaking News: Bishop McGann-Mercy High School to close  Riverhead News Review

The Diocese of Rockville Centre announced its plans to close Bishop McGann-Mercy High School in Riverhead.



Riverhead Kmart begins liquidation  RiverheadLOCAL

Kmart has begun liquidating stock at its Riverhead store. The 104,000-square-foot Old Country Road location is one of more than 200 Kmart stores to be ...



East End Drug Task Force charge four after investigation into neighborhood complaints of drug sales at Riverhead home  RiverheadLOCAL

Four men were arrested yesterday following an East End Drug Task Force investigation into drug sales at a Riverhead home. Police said they recovered a ...



How an LI school keeps a Vietnam vet's legacy alive  Newsday

Garfield Langhorn received the Medal of Honor posthumously for his bravery in the Vietnam War. Today, he is recognized annually through a student writing ...



What's in the budget and on the ballot in Tuesday's school district vote  RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead Central School District voters go to the polls Tuesday to vote on the district's proposed spending plan for the 2018-2019 academic year. The $140.38 ...



Chamber, town officials welcome new flooring store to Riverhead  RiverheadLOCAL

The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce and local elected officials welcomed a new business to Route 58 Friday. Island Flooring Plus opened its doors last month ...



Fallen NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen is laid to rest in his hometown  RiverheadLOCAL

NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen was laid to rest today in Jamesport. Thousands of New York Police Department officers and city officials turned out for a funeral Mass ...



Jens-Smith announces 'State of the Town' address at town hall April 8  RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith will give her 2019 “State of the Town” address on Monday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Riverhead Town Hall. All are invited to ...



Riverhead welcomes Peconic Crossing: 'everything we want our town to be'  RiverheadLOCAL

Peconic Crossing, the 45-unit apartment building on West Main Street, is completed and fully occupied. Rochester-based developer Conifer Realty, which ...



Fire destroys garage in Polish Town Sunday  RiverheadLOCAL

Fire consumed a detached garage at a house on Marcy Avenue yesterday evening. Riverhead Fire Department was called to the scene of a working fire on ...



Changes ahead for yard waste collection in Riverhead Town  RiverheadLOCAL

There are changes coming for yard waste collection in Riverhead Town. Residents will be required to separate yard waste from other wastes on designated yard ...



Will McGann-Mercy stay open as independent Catholic high school?  Riverhead News Review

Bishop John Barres said he was open to the idea of a future Catholic school, independent of the diocese, opening at the Riverhead location.



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