The week is off to a soggy start this Monday morning and cloudy skies are expected to prevail through the weekend, except for this afternoon, when clouds are supposed to give way to some sunshine. There’s a chance of severe weather tomorrow afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service, so stay tuned.
AP exams continue at the high school this and language arts testing continues throughout the district.
Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki will speak to the Riverside-Flanders community about steps his department is taking after last week’s shooting in Riverside. The chief will appear at the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton monthly meeting this evening about what he’s calling “an unprecedented police response and crackdown on drugs, gangs and prostitution,” according to the organization’s president. The meeting will start at 6 p.m.
Riverhead High School musicians perform the annual spring concert this evening and Wednesday evening in the Charles Cardona Auditorium at the high school. Both concerts, which are free and open to the public, begin at 7 p.m.
A free social night for veterans debuts this evening at 6 p.m. at Mattituck American Legion Hall. The event is “a casual get-together for men and women veterans and their guests,” featuring “board games, card games, darts, and lots of fun.”
Tomorrow is budget vote day and trustee elections in school districts throughout New York. Riverhead Central School District voters will vote on a proposed $140 million operating budget for the 2018-2019 school year and select three trustees to serve on the board of education. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the district’s four elementary schools. For details on the budget vote and elections see stories.
St. Isidore School is closing June 22 after 56 years of operation. The school plans to have a final service Tuesday, May 15 — to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Isidore— beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the front lawn of the school. The statue of the school’s patron saint will be removed. The Diocese of Rockville Center in March announced it would consolidate St. Isidore’s and Our Lady of Mercy Regional School in Cutchogue into a new school to be named the St. John Paul II Regional School, which will open in the current location of St. Isidore’s on Marcy Avenue beginning in September.
“Oliver!” opens at North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck Thursday at 8 p.m. The show runs Thursday through Sunday through June 3. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, with student tickets be available for $20 at the box office beginning 10 minutes before each performance (subject to availability)
The Flanders food truck festival, which made its debut last year, returns Friday night and continues through the weekend, featuring a main stage, entertainment and activities for kids in addition to traditional and novel food truck fare at the corner of Bell Avenue and Flanders Road (State Route 24). Admission is free.
The Riverhead PAL bike rodeo, originally scheduled for May 12, was postponed by rain to Saturday, May 19. (Rain date: May 20). The rodeo challenges kids in grades K-6 to display their bicycling handling skills. Top point-earners in each grade grouping will a brand-new bicycle. Kids must bring their own bikes (two-wheelers only) and helmets (mandatory). No fee to enter.
The Riverhead Central School District’s Administrators’ Association will hold its fourth annual Run to Remember 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, May 20. A free kids’ run will kick off at 9 a.m., with the memorial run starting at 9:30 a.m. sharp. The run/walk is in memory and honor of departed loved ones. Memorial boards will be displayed in the RHS gym. Proceeds of the event support RHS senior class scholarships. See details.
Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps will host an open house Sunday afternoon, May 20 to kick off the 44th Annual National EMS Week — offering tours of the ambulances, hands-only CPR demonstrations, “vials of life” handouts, EMS helmets and coloring books for the kids, hot dogs, soda, water, chips and snacks. RVAC, which responded to more than 4,000 calls in 2017, averages about 11 calls per day every day of the year.
The open house will take place rain or shine, from noon to 4 p.m. at RVAC headquarters, 1111 Osborn Avenue, Riverhead.
Meetings this week
The Suffolk County Legislature will hold its general meeting this week in Riverhead on Tuesday at the legislative auditorium in the county center beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Riverhead Town Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Riverhead Town Hall. A public hearing is scheduled on a $900,000 increase in the cost of a water storage tank at the Riverhead Water District Plant No. 15 site on Tuthills Lane. The increase brings the maximum estimated cost of the project to $4.3 million.
The town board is also scheduled to meet for its weekly work session on Thursday at 10 a.m.
The Riverhead Planning Board meets Thursday at 3 p.m.