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School board hires new assistant superintendent for finance and operations

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The Riverhead school board in a 5-1 vote, with one member absent, appointed a new assistant superintendent for business Tuesday night, Rodney Asse. He will start in his new job July 1.

School board recap: new STEM director hired; parents ask district to omit Regents test scores from class averages

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The Riverhead school district's new STEM director, Jeannine Campbell, will integrate a MakerSpace program in the district.

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Suspect, 17, charged in knifepoint robbery of taxi driver, Riverhead Police say

by | May 25, 5:38 am
Riverhead Police have charged a 17-year-old female in connection with the knifepoint robbery of a taxi driver in the parking at the Dollar Tree store on Route 58 Dec. 8.

Cops: Two men charged with grand larceny in theft from Home Depot Tuesday

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A 47-year-old Riverhead man and a 57-year-old Moriches man were arrested on grand larceny charges after they stole items from the Route 58 Home Depot, Riverhead Police said.

Planning board recap: PODS facility seeks to double in size, 641,000 sq. ft. logistics center plan on Middle Road aired, Islamic...

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The Riverhead Planning Board heard proposals for an expansion of a PODS warehouse and the construction of a 641,000-square-foot warehouse/ logistics facility in Calverton, and a revised plan for an Islamic center on Harrison Avenue at its May 19 meeting.

Splish Splash to open for the season Saturday, with ‘Hyperlight’ tube ride and cashless service

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Splish Splash in Calverton will open for the 2022 summer season on Saturday, with a new tube ride called 'Hyperlight' and cashless service throughout the park.

School district to hire former budget director at upstate school district cited for fiscal mismanagement during his tenure

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Riverhead Superintendent Augustine Tornatore said the new assistant superintendent, whom Tornatore hired last year while at Liberty K-12 School District in Newburgh, “was not the top financial person“ in the Rochester City School District when it overspent its revenues by $42 million in 2018-19, leading to a state comptroller’s audit and the appointment of a state monitor. Rodney Asse did “a fantastic job” at Liberty as its business official, Tornatore said, and has “a good reputation.”

State heath department recommends second COVID booster for 5-to-11-year olds

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The State Department of Health today announced its recommendation that children ages 5 to 11 should receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster five months after completing their initial two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine series.

PBMC’s emergency department expansion gets $5 million boost

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The new expansion is set to increase critical care capacity by more than 75% and implement a dual-bay trauma unit, additional cardiac response services, and a dedicated pediatric treatment area, incorporate advanced radiology capabilities and enhance patient privacy, according to PBMC. The hospital hopes to open its doors in the first quarter of 2024.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps hosts open house for National EMS week

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Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps celebrated National EMS Week with an open house at its headquarters Sunday.

Town board recap: affordable housing hearing set, sewer bonds OK’d, proposals sought for renewable energy project at landfill

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Here's a rundown of actions taken at the May 18, Riverhead Town Board meeting. The board set a June 7 hearing on a code to implement the 2008 LI Workforce Housing Act, approved $10.5 million in bonds to fund a sludge reduction project at the sewer plant and upped the ante in its dispute with the county over sewage rates for county facilities in riverside.

Democratic field in NY-01 narrows as Kara Hahn suspends campaign and Jackie Gordon says she’s running in NY-02

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Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn has suspended her campaign for Congress. Hahn made the announcement on Twitter Sunday afternoon.

Riverhead PAL hosts bike rodeo: photos

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Youngsters in grades K-6 competed in Riverhead PAL's annual bike rodeo yesterday at Stotzky Park, testing their bicycle-handling skills in the hope of winning a brand-new bicycle or one of dozens of other prizes like tickets to Splish-Splash and the Long Island Aquarium.

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Riverhead’s school budget deserves a ‘yes’ vote

by | May 13, 2:18 pm
Editorial: The budget proposed by Riverhead school officials is fiscally conservative, while satisfying the educational and social needs of our children, thanks in part to long-overdue increases in state education aid. This budget deserves the community’s support and we urge you to vote “yes” on Tuesday.

School board hires new assistant superintendent for finance and operations

The Riverhead school board in a 5-1 vote, with one member absent, appointed a new assistant superintendent for business Tuesday night, Rodney Asse. He will start in his new job July 1.

School board recap: new STEM director hired; parents ask district to...

The Riverhead school district's new STEM director, Jeannine Campbell, will integrate a MakerSpace program in the district.

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Bishop Emil A. Wcela, 91

Roman J. Wilinski, 71

Peter J. Victoria, 68

John B. Doroski, 79

Barbara Ann Hughes, 75

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