05/17/18 12:00pm

Less than a year after Jill Schroeder opened a second JABS fitness center on Route 58 in Riverhead, she has closed it. Its last day of operation was Saturday, May 12.

Ms. Schroeder, mother of a 3-year-old, said she jumped at the opportunity to expand the business, but found it difficult to balance her time between two locations and a young family. The Riverhead JABS (Joining Active Bodies Studio) opened in September. READ

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05/17/18 9:00am

Greenport teacher, Kathy Wallace, retires after 32 years in June 2018. Nicole Smith photo

Throughout her life, Kathy Wallace of East Marion has always been connected to Greenport schools.

Born in Greenport, she graduated from Greenport High School in 1972. After splitting her college career between SUNY/Oneonta and Southampton College, she returned home and began substitute teaching at her alma mater.  READ

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05/17/18 6:00am

DuWayne Gregory, Suffolk County Legislature’s presiding officer, announces the creation of a 15-member Marine Industry Revitilization Advisory Council Tuesday afternoon.

On Tuesday, DuWayne Gregory, presiding officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, announced that a bill to create a Marine Industry Revitalization Advisory Council, has been passed. 

It is hoped the council will help boost the industry, attract and retain jobs and boost related tourism. Suffolk County has over 980 miles of shoreline and more than 300 bodies of water, Mr. Gregory said.  READ

05/11/18 6:00am

Olivia Valle Mercy High School Nicole Smith photo

In less than a month, Olivia Valle will stand on that stage at Bishop-McGann Mercy High School and look out at the audience — fellow classmates wearing green and white gowns, the teachers who have inspired her and alumni of the close-knit Riverhead Catholic school. To have the opportunity to address the class as valedictorian is a once-in-a-lifetime moment for any student. For Olivia, it will be so much more. READ

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05/06/18 5:00am

Students across three grades in the Mattituck School District read the book “I Will Always Write Back” by Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda and Liz Welch. The students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade, then got the chance to discuss the book with two of the authors — all via Skype. READ

05/03/18 6:00am

Team RICE 870’s drive team, which controls the robot during competition, in Detroit. The team is made up of sophomores from Southold and Greenport high schools.

The Southold/Greenport robotics team returned from Detroit with something to be proud of: a trip to the semifinal round at the world competition.

“It was great,” sophomore Drew Wolf of Greenport said. “I think because we’re very young it was definitely an invaluable experience and we all learned a lot. We have two more years to try to get back to Detroit and Worlds, which is great for us.”

More than 400 teams qualified for worlds, so competitors were grouped into subdivisions. The Southold/Greenport group, Team RICE 870, was a member of the Archimedes Division, which included 68 teams.  READ