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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 to hold another series of public forums on facilities plans

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Board of education president Greg Meyer said the board would announce the new dates before Thanksgiving.

New assistant principal at Pulaski; high school music teacher named fine arts director

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The school board on Tuesday night appointed Callan Lonergan as assistant principal of Pulaski Street School and Jason Rottkamp as the district's director of fine arts.

Riverhead High School to lose popular veteran Latin teacher

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Popular Riverhead High School Latin teacher Dr. Jeff Greenberger is retiring in December.

School district finalizes capital bond proposal

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School officials plan to put two propositions up for a vote in February: an $85.9 million bond for facilities upgrades and expansion and an $8.8 million bond for athletic facilities improvements.

School district officials unveil scaled-back expansion plans

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In response to community feedback, the district has developed scaled-back and less expensive expansion plans — three alternatives ranging in cost from $94.1 million to $79.7 million.

Phillips Avenue Elementary School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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"Through this diversity, we feel that it enriches our students overall education in learning about others that are different than us and accepting those differences and honoring those differences,” Phillips Avenue Elementary School principal Debra Rodgers.

Time runs out for unvaccinated students — they will be ‘respectfully’ sent home

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According to district officials, as many as 328 students across all Riverhead schools will be affected— including 39 students with religious exemption requests, as well as those who, for other unspecified reasons, have not yet complied with the new rules.

Parents ask school district to help them in the fight against state-imposed vaccine mandate

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A large group of parents went to the school board meeting this week to ask for the district's help in their battle against mandatory vaccination requirements that will prevent their unvaccinated children from attending school as of Sept. 17.

Riverhead school facilities need $100 million expansion and upgrade, officials say

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The district unveiled a $99.9 million construction bond proposal to expand and improve the district’s current assets.

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...
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