Voters to Take On School Board Votes, Budget Proposals

Residents will be voting Tuesday on school budgets and candidates for school boards with a variety of issues to consider, from the sale of land, adding a student to the board, to roof and boiler replacements. The elections come as school districts are coming out Read More …

Schools: Foundation Donations, Impressive Haircuts

The Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education has donated nearly $31,000 to the Huntington School District to fund six separate grants in five different buildings. Huntington school board members voted to accept the funds at a recent public meeting. The grants include: Teacher: Desire Lahoz/Woodhull Intermediate Read More …

At the Libraries: Borrowing Seeds for Home Gardens, Resident Survey

The South Huntington Public Library has a seed library that allows people to borrow packets of organic, non-GMO heirloom seeds for planting at home. Visit the Seed Library in the Adult Reference area on the main floor of the Library and choose up to five Read More …

Schools: Merit Scholar Finalists, Equestrian Success

Despite limited in-person classes and other challenges, school districts are carrying on. Here are a few highlights of what is happening in and out of the classroom. Northport National Merit Scholars All three Northport High School National Merit semifinalists have gone on to be named Read More …

Ex-Elwood School Board Members Complain About LIPA Letter

Four former members of the Elwood school board are complaining about the way two current members decided to send a letter supporting the LIPA tax settlement case to the Town Board. Rebecca Marcus, Andrew Kaplan,Dan Ciccone and Joseph Fusaro said that that the decision by Read More …

Elwood District, Teachers Union Agree to Pay Freeze

The Elwood Board of Education and Elwood Teachers Alliance have agreed on a pay freeze for the next school year, and extended the contract through June 30, 2025. The district said the contract will save about $500,000 in the coming school year.    “In light of Read More …

Schools: Silver Key Award Winner, Medical Marvels

Classes are not in session but there is still plenty of a school-related activities going on. Here are a few things you might want to know about. Harborfields High School senior Daniel White recently earned a Silver Key award in the 2020 Scholastic Art and Read More …

Schools: News Literacy in Elwood, Multicultural Night in Huntington

Howard Schneider, former editor of Newsday, and executive director of Stony Brook University’s Center for News Literacy, talked with Elwood teachers this week about understanding what information is trustworthy and what is not. Elwood Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Bossert invited Schneider to speak at  Read More …

As Schools Reopen, New Leaders, Mandates

    Educators, parents and kids are out and about around Huntington, preparing for the start of school next week. Driving around town, you’ll see teams on practice fields, parents with kids in tow leaving stores with bundles of school supplies and bus drivers surveying Read More …

School Notes: Students Create a New Art, STEAM Project Experiments with Skittles

 Holiday greetings from the South Huntington school district. Local students create 3D art, experiment with skittles, develop problem solving, participate in Emerging Leaders Competition, and get selected for special scholarships. Students Create A New Type of Art  Art teachers Carlos Taveras and Drew Lockwood Read More …

Car Crashes Into Carvel Store in Elwood

A man was injured when his car crashed into the Carvel store at the Elwood Shopping Center Wednesday night about 7:30 p.m. No other injuries were reported. Forty Dix Hills Fire Department rescue personnel and firefighters responded to the crash. The driver was taken to Read More …