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Riverhead Town is again late remitting school taxes to district, BOE president complains

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The Riverhead Central School District, which last July filed a notice of claim against the town demanding remittance of school tax revenues, has again not received the full property tax remittance due on June 30.

Downs returned to school board president post, but board fails to agree on VP

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The school board reappointed Laurie Downs as president but could not agree on a vice president last night. Trustees Brian Connelly and Colin Palmer were sworn in, as was the new Superintendent Dr. Augustine Tornatore.

Meet and greet with new school superintendent set for Tuesday evening

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The Riverhead Central School District is hosting a meet and greet with the new superintendent of schools, Dr. Augustine Tornatore, on Tuesday,...

Riverhead school trustee-elect is first Democratic-Socialist member to win elective office in Suffolk County

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Colin Palmer, Riverhead school trustee-elect, is the first elected official in Suffolk County to be a member of the Democratic-Socialists of America organization.

Riverhead school district receiving $18 million in federal COVID relief funds, seeks community input

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The Riverhead Central School District is using federal COVID relief funds to launch new programs in the summer and during the next school year to help students whose academic progress was halted during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mask requirement off, then on again in Riverhead schools, after conflicting messages from state officials

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The Riverhead school district announced on Saturday masks in schools would no longer be required as of Monday. On Sunday evening, after a directive from the State Education Department, the district reversed itself.

School budget vote numbers reported incorrectly, but budget still passed, district says

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An error by a polling worker led the school district to report inaccurate school budget vote results Tuesday night, but the budget still passed by a wide margin, officials said.

In their own words: Meet the six people running for Riverhead school board this year

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The six people seeking election to the Riverhead Board of Education answered our questions about why they're running, what they'd like to accomplish and what skills they bring to the job, and more.

School board to hold public hearing tonight on proposed 2021-2022 operating budget

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A public hearing on the Riverhead Central School District’s proposed $159.4 million operating budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year will take place tonight at 7 p.m. at the high school. Six candidates for two open board seats will also be given the opportunity to address the public.

Meet Riverhead’s new superintendent, Dr. Augustine Tornatore

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The Riverhead Board of Education on Tuesday night appointed Dr. Augustine Tornatore of Glen Head as the next superintendent of schools. Tornatore signed a three-year employment contract and will be paid a base salary of $235,000 to start.
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