07/22/2014 1:45 PM
Chris Johnson of CJ’s American Grill in Mattituck gives the teens a cooking demonstration. (Credit: Claire Leaden)

Chris Johnson of CJ’s American Grill in Mattituck gives the teens a cooking demonstration. (Credit: Claire Leaden)

A half dozen students competed in the inaugural teen cook-off at Mattituck High School on July 17. The event was sponsored by non-profit community group The North Fork Alliance Youth Advisory Council.

Judges from three local restaurants picked the winner.

Find out who won and more at northforker.com.

07/19/2014 10:00 AM
Cutchogue East principal Kathleen Devine. (Credit: courtesy photo)

Cutchogue East principal Kathleen Devine. (Credit: courtesy photo)

Cutchogue East Elementary School students will see at least one new face on the first day of school this September.

Kathleen Devine of Bayport, 57, was hired last Thursday to replace Anne Smith, who will step into her own new role as Mattituck-Cutchogue School District superintendent after James McKenna retires July 31.  (more…)

07/16/14 9:00pm
07/16/2014 9:00 PM

Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School in Riverhead is offering a driver’s education course this summer.

The New York State approved program runs between July 28 and Aug. 19 — five days a week, three hours per day.

After successful completion of the course, students will receive an MV-285 certificate and be eligible to test for a senior license at age 17.

Students must be 16 years old and have a learner’s permit to register. Space is limited.

For more information, call (631) 727-5900, ext. 320.

07/13/14 6:00am
07/13/2014 6:00 AM

HIGH HONOR ROLL

Grade 12: Ria Anasagasti; Robert Anderson; Justina Babcock; Giuliana Buono; Savannah Calderale; Kelsea Cassone; Kimberly Connolly; Jamie Grigonis; Shannon Guyer; Daniel Insogna; Amy Kandora; Justine Kundmueller; Leah LaFreniere; Anna Mahaffy; Robert Mahony; Jose Membreno; Caroline Metz; Cassidy Mignone; Danielle Pagano; Logan Pfister; Gary Prieto; Shannon Quinn; Laura Rempel; Jessica Rizzo; Michael Schade; Abigail Scharadin; Shannon Smith; Daniel Stahl; Timothy Stankewicz; Dylan Stromski; Cynthia VanBourgondien.  (more…)

07/12/2014 7:00 AM

HIGH HONOR ROLL

Grade 12: Pamela Batist, Laurel Bertolas, Christine Bieber, Shailla Candelario, Helen Chen, Autumn Harris, Taylor Hart, Melissa Hickox, Desirae Hubbard, Jaclyn Imbriano, Molly Kowalski, Robert Krudop, Nicole L’Hommedieu, Joseph Macaluso, Kyra Martin, Douglas Massey, Nina Nickerson, Jennifer Pautke, Mirsa Perez, Tyler Rochon, Nicole Scartozzi, Lauren Waters, Rachel Winkler, Qiong You.  (more…)

07/11/2014 3:00 PM
The Mattituck school board failed to elect a president at Thursday's reorganizational meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Mattituck school board failed to elect a president at Thursday’s reorganizational meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Update: Mattituck school board member Sarah Hassildine told The Suffolk Times on Friday that she supports current school board president Jerry Diffley and would have voted for him Thursday if she had been allowed to cast a vote.

She is expected to cast the deciding vote to re-elect him at the next meeting.

Original story: After a heated argument between board members over accusations of breaking the state’s open meetings law, the Mattituck Board of Education failed to elect a president at its annual reorganizational meeting Thursday night.  (more…)

07/09/2014 3:32 PM
Anne Smith is new superintendent for the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Anne Smith is the new superintendent for the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The Mattituck school board approved a contract to hire Anne Smith as the district’s first female superintendent during a special meeting last month, The Suffolk Times has learned.

The seven-member board held the meeting June 26 and unanimously approved a three-year agreement with Ms. Smith at a starting salary of $190,000, school board officials said Wednesday. That’s about $1,000 less than current Superintendent James McKenna was paid for this school year.

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