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Schools superintendent gives community update on district’s progress

“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

Phillips Avenue teacher is featured on actress Kristen Bell’s Instagram and school supplies pour in from all over U.S.

Tonya Gonzalez's fourth-graders at Phillips Avenue Elementary School received a shock when they came to school one day last week. Their classroom was filled with shipping boxes.

Cardiac rehab: helping hearts heal and grow stronger

Peconic Bay Medical Center's cardiac rehab program helps patients regain health after a heart attack or surgery with exercise, physical therapy and good nutrition.

Sheet metal union pitches in to build new beds for downtown community garden

Downtown Riverhead’s community garden is starting its ninth season with brand-new garden beds, courtesy of Sheet Metal Air Rail Transportation Union Local 28.

Riverhead Charter School PE teacher wins national award from Project Fit America

Riverhead Charter School physical education teacher Robert Cook has been honored with a national “all-star teacher” award from Project Fit America, creators of an innovative fitness education program brought to local schools by Peconic Bay Medical Center.

Daniel De Francisco, World War II hero who fought in Normandy on D-Day, dies at 94

Decorated World War II veteran Daniel De Francisco of Riverhead, who landed in Normandy, France on D-Day and was later injured in battle in Germany, died March 24, 2019 at age 94.

Riverhead salutes its women military members and veterans

U.S. Navy E4 Klycia Cadore was one of 17 female service members and veterans who attended the "Operation Eagle Heart" dinner at Polish Hall Sunday evening.

Aquebogue principal to retire this year

Aquebogue Elementary School principal Phil Kent will retire in August after 31 years as an educator.

Anti-Bias Task Force to host screening, discussion of ‘On the Basis of Sex’ for Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force is hosting a free screening of “On the Basis of Sex,” the critically acclaimed film about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by social activist and political organizer Lillian Clayman.

Long Ireland Beer Co. to host St. Baldrick’s event to raise funds for childhood cancer research

Are you brave enough to have your head shaved for a great cause? Volunteers willing to shed their locks to raise money for childhood cancer research can sign up for a shave at a March 31 St. Baldrick’s Day event being hosted by Long Ireland Beer Company.
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