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On the other side of the podium: board ‘watchdog’ Laurie Downs takes her seat

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The Riverhead school board's newest member was uncharacteristically quiet through most of her first meeting as a district trustee.

David Wicks, Riverhead schools administrator, to take job as BOCES district superintendent

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David Wicks, assistant superintendent at Riverhead Central School District, is taking a new job as the district superintendent of Eastern Suffolk BOCES.

Riverhead teachers retiring, middle school pick-up causes frustration: school board wrap, January 26

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Retirement plans for 26 school district faculty members – including teachers, nurses, a librarian, school psychologist and a ROTC instructor – were approved last night.

No high school ‘shooting threat’ ever existed, police and school board say, but angry parents push back

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“There was no threat made toward the school,” Riverhead Police Captain Richard Smith said in an interview today. “There were no shooting plans mentioned, nothing like that.”

Duck hunters’ gunfire briefly causes scare and lockdown at elementary school

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The sound of gunshots triggered a precautionary lockdown at Phillips Avenue Elementary School this morning.
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Riverhead schools offer teachers retirement incentive in effort to replace high-salary educators

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Riverhead Central School District is giving its highest-paid teachers a better reason to retire with a new retirement incentive package that will yield the district at least $1.5 million in savings next year.

Video: What’s new at Riverhead’s high school and middle school this fall

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The halls of both the high school and middle school are buzzing with activity and excitement in the last days of summer as construction...

First look inside Riverhead school district’s new mobile concession stand

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Riverhead’s new mobile concession stand is a state-of-the-art kitchen on wheels, decked out with stainless steel appliances, an awning, air conditioning, heat and – best of all – a price tag that has saved the school district hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Former Riverhead elementary school teacher files $20 million federal lawsuit vs. district, trustees & administrators

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Former Riverhead elementary school teacher Joe Johnson has filed a $20 million federal lawsuit against the school district, its trustees and top administrators claiming he was discriminated against because of his race.

Riverhead’s school shooting drill uncovers major procedural flaw

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Riverhead school's 'panic alarm' not reported to town police by alarm company for seven minutes after building principal pressed the button.
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