06/14/18 6:03am
06/14/2018 6:03 AM

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

05/25/18 6:00am
05/25/2018 6:00 AM

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

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05/21/18 8:50pm
05/21/2018 8:50 PM

Here’s a Penny for your thoughts.

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