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‘Newsies,’ a musical about the 1899 NYC newsboys’ strike, opens tonight at Riverhead High School

by Apr 11, 2024
"Newsies" is loosely based on the NYC newsboys' strike of 1899, when the young newspaper vendors demonstrated for two weeks for higher wages. The Blue Masques production opens tonight at Riverhead High School and runs through Sunday.

Civic group raises funds to buy books celebrating diversity and inclusion for Riverhead schools

by Apr 10, 2024
A local civic group has raised $1,000 to purchase books for Riverhead schools celebrating diversity and inclusion. 

Riverhead’s ‘Hometown Heroes’ banners cleaned and ready for display, thanks to NJROTC

by Apr 9, 2024
Riverhead’s Hometown Heroes banners are clean and ready to be installed along Main Street in time for Memorial Day, thanks to the efforts of the Riverhead NJROTC. The cadets cleaned the 110 banners featuring the names and photos of local residents who served in the U.S. military.

Riverhead golf caddies earn full college scholarships after working at Friar’s Head

by Apr 5, 2024
Two graduating seniors at Riverhead High School, who work as golf caddies at Friar’s Head, have earned full housing and tuition scholarships for college from the Evans Scholars Foundation.

Riverhead High School announces the Class of 2024’s top 20 

by Mar 29, 2024
Riverhead High School has announced the top 20 students of the Class of 2024. 

Interim administrators to stay on another year: Riverhead school board wrap-up

by Mar 25, 2024
The two women hired to temporarily lead the Riverhead Central School District will stay on until the end of the next school year, as the district searches for two people to fill the positions permanently, the school board announced last week. 

Parents blast cuts in Riverhead school district’s 2024-25 budget proposal

by Mar 20, 2024
Parents criticized the Riverhead school district for gutting the elementary dual language program and reducing instructional staff in the administration's proposed 2024-25 budget, complaining about the district’s reliance on grant funding officials knew was not permanent.

Riverhead schools to eliminate 56.8 full-time faculty and staff positions through layoffs and attrition— cuts to classes and programs coming

by Mar 20, 2024
Riverhead schools will see significant cuts to class offerings, programs, teaching assistants and support staff as a result of cutbacks proposed in the administration’s budget for the coming school year.

State legislators reject Hochul’s education aid changes, propose tax hikes on wealthy earners

by Mar 19, 2024
The New York State Legislature is pushing back on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s budget proposal, introducing alternative plans that would raise taxes on wealthy earners and increase funding for schools across the state. 

To fight mental health stigma, this Riverhead student athlete shares her own struggles

by Mar 15, 2024
Deanna North, captain of the Riverhead High School varsity softball team, shares her own story to fight the stigma surrounding mental health issues. She wants every student athlete to know it's OK to struggle. "We are not superheroes," she says.