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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

Riverhead school board adopts $144.4 million operating budget for 2019-2020 school year

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The proposed $144.4 million operating budget million represents a 2.88 percent spending increase over the current year's budget.

Suffolk sheriff to headline ‘Young Men on the Rise’ conference at Riverhead High School

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Suffolk Sheriff Errol Toulon, Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president Luis Vazquez, Transformative Educational Development Services president Marcial Gallimore, Riverhead High School social worker Antonio Diaz and Riverhead Middle School teacher Darren Dunn will lead a conference for boys at the high school April 18.

Schools superintendent gives community update on district’s progress

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“Lots of really, really great things are happening here." Riverhead Schools Superintendent Dr. Aurelia Henriquez gave an update on the school district's goals and achievements to FRNCA Monday evening. Photo: Maria Piedrabuena

Citing looming labor crisis, Zeldin calls on Trump administration to expand foreign guest worker programs

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The Trump administration should immediately raise the annual cap a non-agricultural guest workers to allow local businesses to get the seasonal workforce they “desperately need," Rep. Lee Zeldin said Wednesday.

Cientos marchan en las calles de Riverhead para apoyar el acceso a la licencia de conducir para todos

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Residentes y defensores de la comunidad marcharon por la Main Street de Riverhead el martes por la tarde en apoyo a una legislación estatal que haría posible otorgar licencias de conducir estándar estuvieran para todos los neoyorquinos, independientemente de su estatus migratorio.

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

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Residents and community advocates marched down Main Street Tuesday afternoon in support of state legislation that would make standard ­­driver’s licenses available for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status.

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

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Civil rights advocates are organizing a march through Riverhead Tuesday to call on lawmakers to pass the 'Green Light' bill, a measure that would allow undocumented immigrants access to driver's licenses in New York.

African-American culture and history celebrated at Riverhead Free Library

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The African-American Educational and Cultural Festival organized a reception and exhibit at Riverhead Free Library celebrating African-American culture and history by promoting diversity, multiculturalism and unity.

Photos: Christmas tree-lighting event draws crowd in Flanders

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The event, organized and hosted by Truth Community Church, featured photos with Santa, Christmas carols sung by the Riverhead Middle School show choir, an outdoor fire, and cookies, doughnuts, chips and hot chocolate to fend off the cold.

Local residents give Head Start families a helping hand for Thanksgiving dinner

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Truth Community Church, Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association and Peconic Bay Power Squadron donated $1,500 to buy 104 turkeys, one for each child at Southampton Head Start.
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