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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

School board members sworn in, new officers elected, code of conduct changes aired

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The Riverhead Central School District is updating its code of conduct for the 2019-2020 school year, proposing a series of changes at...

Former high school principal will have hearing on disciplinary charges

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Former high school principal Charles Regan has requested a hearing after being served with disciplinary charges earlier this month.

Officials discuss school safety and security

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School Resource Officer Byron Perez reported on the first year of the district's SRO program, and district officials discussed the results of an online school safety survey.

State lawmakers pass sweeping farm labor legislation

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The New York State Legislature yesterday approved sweeping farm labor legislation that would give farmworkers the same employment rights as workers in other industries.

From fear and worry to celebration: ‘Green Light NY’ through the eyes of an immigrant

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William De León is a documented Guatemalan immigrant and has a valid NY driver's license. But that was not always the case. He shared his story Monday evening at a vigil held in Riverhead, where people gathered to pray as they awaited the State Senate floor vote on the 'Green Light NY' bill.

Assembly OKs drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants

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The politically charged bill passed in a largely party-line vote after a lengthy and sometimes contentious debate.

Riverhead school district brings disciplinary charges against high school principal

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Due to "confidentiality requirements," the district will not disclose the substance of the charges against the former principal accused of sending sexually explicit texts and partially nude photos of himself to a female student.

Riverhead students march against drugs

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An enthusiastic crowd of hundreds of students, faculty, residents, police officers and elected officials marched Friday morning through downtown Riverhead with a clear, loud message: 'Say NO to Drugs.'

School district lawyer: district moving forward to prepare disciplinary action against former high school principal

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Former high school principal Dr. Charles Regan, has been administratively reassigned to his home since April 30, when the district learned of accusations by a female student in a sex scandal that has rocked the community.

School bus driver who saved choking student is honored by board of education

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Quick-thinking school bus driver Martin Doelger saved a choking sixth-grader on his bus May 10.
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