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Maria Piedrabuena

Maria Piedrabuena
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María, a multimedia reporter, graduated from Stony Brook University with degrees in journalism and women and gender studies. She has worked for several news outlets including News12 and Fortune Magazine. A native of Spain, she loves to read, write and travel. She lives in Manorville. Email Maria

No local information on COVID-19 for non-English speakers is dangerous to all

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Having information in a person’s own language that will help them navigate their lives is crucially important during normal times, but in the midst of a pandemic, is literally a matter of life and death.

With in-person census count disrupted by coronavirus, organizers focus on alternatives

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Now that the Census Bureau suspended field operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, until April 1, local organizers are using online tools to urge people to complete their census forms or respond to the census online.

Coronavirus pandemic may have big impacts on farm labor supply this spring

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As the coronavirus epidemic spreads across the globe and travel bans are implemented, local farmers fear severe labor shortages this spring.

Riverhead school district announces plans for meals, academic work during shutdown

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Grab and Go Meals will be available on a daily basis at all K-4 elementary schools from 11am to 1pm, beginning on Wednesday, March 18. Families from all grades levels are welcome to participate.

Riverhead Charter School wants to expand, but dozens object at contentious public hearing

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Emotions ran high at a contentious public hearing Tuesday night on a proposed expansion by the Riverhead Charter School—which has submitted an application to the New York State Department of Education to revise its charter and increase its enrollment capacity from 787 to 1,037 students over the next two years.

School board wrap: security technology update, meeting videos, social media etiquette and retirements

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New technologies are quickly becoming essential tools for the Riverhead Central School District’s security plans, and so far, they seem to be...

School district seeks to combat misinformation on bond proposal in advance of Feb. 25 vote

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School district officials are concerned that "misinformation" is confusing people about the capital bond proposal and turning them against it.

Local preparations underway for 2020 census

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With the 2020 census April 1 deadline quickly approaching, local nonprofit organizations have partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to reach certain populations in the region that may have been underrepresented in past surveys.

Hundreds line up at Riverhead DMV office after ‘Green Light NY’ law takes effect

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People were lined up outside the Riverhead DMV office as early as 5 a.m. today, the first business day after the Green Light NY law took effect Saturday.

Acting principal named at Pulaski Street School as district investigates allegations against principal

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Riverhead High School assistant principal Patrick Burke returns to Pulaski Street Elementary School as acting principal following the reassignment of
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