06/14/18 6:03am

In March 1990, Mercy High School principal Sister Elaine Hanson accepted the school’s 1989 state School of Excellence award from Department of Education representative Herbert Stupp in a ceremony at the school.

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

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06/09/18 6:00am

There were two speakers in favor of Sparkling Pointe’s proposed tasting room on 411 First Street at Monday’s Greenport Planning Board.

That’s a change from a May 3 hearing on the proposal, when several speakers, most of whom were village officials in some capacity, raised concerns with issues like buses dropping off people and then idling elsewhere, and potential noise from music inside the facility. READ