In 1956 the Superior General of the Sisters of Mercy in Brooklyn sent five nuns to Riverhead with the goal of starting a new Catholic high school.
Mercy High School first opened that year in a temporary space on Roanoke Avenue, which is now the Synergy Center. At one point, as enrollment grew, some classes were held there and others were held at a space within the former St. John the Evangelist School. READ
Things are moving full-steam ahead for a group of parents and community members who are trying to open an independent Catholic high school at the Bishop McGann-Mercy property — or should we say full STREAM ahead.
The group hopes to operate as a STREAM school, which stands for science, technology, religion, engineering, art and mathematics.READ
One of the thoughts preceding the opener to the Suffolk County Class C softball finals Monday was that this one could get ugly. That would have been understandable, too, with Southold/Greenport’s first-string pitcher, Ashley Hilary, out with a broken finger on her throwing hand and a sophomore, Liz Jernick, taking her place in the pitching circle. Jernick, however, did a commendable job. READ
A lot was going on Wednesday, especially at Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School. Not only was it Ash Wednesday for Christians, but it was also Valentine’s Day and, oh yes, a long-awaited return to the playoffs for the school’s boys basketball team.
Kevin O’Halloran, in his second season as Mercy’s coach, was told it was Mercy’s first playoff game since 2008. All the more reason why the Monarchs would want to make it a memorable experience, which they did. READ