first_img That figure was never confirmed. That most ardent suitor may well have been the Riverhead Central School District. Superintendent Dr. Aurelia Henriquez and Deputy Superintendent Sam Schneider sent Bishop John Barres and John Renker, the general counsel for the Diocese, a letter on May 10, 2018. “We have great interest in acquiring the property,” they wrote. “We have the education resources and financial need.” One caveat is taxpayers, who recently turned down an expansion bond, would have to approve any purchase deal. Riverhead school officials continued to discuss the purchase untilrecently. The Diocese of Rockville Centre purchased the 24.8-acre site on Ostrander Avenue from the Convent of the Sisters Mercy in Brooklyn in January 2006 for $3.76 million, according to public property records. The site has been improved with a two-story school building that can fit 500 students, as well as staff lodging and athletic facilities. The Riverhead school district stressed this week there is no deal [email protected] Share If Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead needs more space to house coronavirus patients, it may turn to its shuttered neighbor, Mercy High School, which ended classes in 2018. The property is on nearby Ostrander Avenue. A hospital official said no further action has been taken, but the matter has been broached with the Diocese of Rockville Centre and remains on the front burner. After the diocese announced that the high school was closing, there was widespread speculation the hospital, seeking to expand, would make a move to purchase the property. As it turned out, there were a number of interested purchasers. Sean Dolan, director of communications for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, acknowledged then that “several” entities had expressed interest in the property. He declined to provide further specifics. According to published reports, a private group, Friends of East End Catholic Education, was interested in purchasing the property and reviving the high school, but backed away after it was learned another entity had made an offer “in excess of $10 million.”last_img read more

first_imgFreeform/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) —The fallout over disgraced comedian Chris D’Elia continued on Tuesday when his agency, Creative Artists Agency, announced that they fired him as a client.The comic was accused last week of assaulting several women, several of whom were underage at the time.  He is also accused of not only sending underage victims unsolicited messages, but also pressured them to take nude pictures of themselves. The Hollywood Reporter reports that CAA’s decision to part ways with D’Elia comes after his Whitney co-star publicly condemned his actions.  Whitney Cummings penned an emotionally charged statement on Twitter, writing on Saturday, “It’s taken me a couple of days to process the information I have learned about Chris. I’m devastated and enraged by what I’ve read and learned.”“This is a pattern of predatory behavior. This abuse of power is enabled by silence,” she continued. ” Now that I’m aware, I won’t be silent. Girls should be able to be a fan of a comedian they admire without becoming a sexual target. It’s the adult’s responsibility to be an adult.”Streaming services Hulu and Amazon Prime, along with Comedy Central also publicly removed an episode of Workaholics from their catalogue because it featured D’Elia.  He cameoed as a child molester.The 40-year-old maintains his innocence, writing in a public statement denouncing the accusations.  D’Elia asserted that all past relationships were “legal and consensual” and that he “never met or exchanged any inappropriate photos with the people who have tweeted about me.”He also admitted that he “was a dumb guy who ABSOLUTELY let myself get caught up in my lifestyle” and that he “will continue to do better.”Los Angeles police confirmed to THR on Tuesday that no one has submitted any reports regarding D’Elia.By Megan StoneCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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