Schools: Art Programs; History Day Awards

Applications are  being accepted for the 2024 New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) program, State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa has announced. Students in grades 8-12 are encouraged to apply on the NYSSSA website where they can also learn more about the Read More …

State Schedules Free Fishing Dates

Six dates have been designated free fishing days in the state, when the fishing license requirement is waived for freshwater fishing in state waters. The days are Feb.17 to 18 (Presidents’ Day Weekend), June 29 to 30, Sept. 28 (National Hunting and Fishing Day) and Read More …

Letter: School Boards Group Unhappy With Budget Plan

The Executive Budget proposal for 2024-25 appears to pull back from the substantial progress New York has made with Foundation Aid funding in recent years. The proposal is hundreds of millions of dollars below full funding, since it appears that some districts would even see Read More …

Proposed State Aid for Local Schools

Two of the eight public school districts in the Town of Huntington stand to lose varying amounts of state aid, under the budget announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul earlier this week. Cold Spring Harbor is budgeted to receive $4,495,085, a decline of 4.93 percent or Read More …

State of the State: Responses to Governor’s Speech

Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered her annual State of the State Tuesday, which was followed by responses from politicians and numerous education, business and other organizations. Here’s a sampling. State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli “With a new year and legislative session upon us, today’s State of the Read More …

$200 Million to Provide Kids With Meals During Summer

More than $200 million will help feed  low-income children during summer months, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office said Thursday. About 2 million low-income children of school age will participate in U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Program for Children. Eligible families with school-age children Read More …

Applications Open for Excelsior Scholarships

Applications for the Excelsior Scholarship for new applicants for the Spring 2024 term are  open here. The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid, allows eligible full-time students to attend a SUNY or CUNY two-year or four-year college tuition-free.   Students from households Read More …

Santos Expelled From Congress

US. Rep Nick LaLota, R-Amityville, declared the vote to expel George Santos from Congress “A huge win for New Yorkers.” The House voted 311-114 Friday to get rid of the Republican freshman for his many ethical lapses. Santos, who represented the Third Congressional District, in Read More …

School, Elected Officials Respond to Attacks in Israel

A range of leaders responded Tuesday to the attacks in Israel, pledging to stand by the country, remember those lost, and assist those affected by the violence. Flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff  starting Wednesday in remembrance of the lives lost.  “New Read More …

Update: More Rain, Gusty Winds for Huntington

Update: The forecast of continuing heavy rains forced the cancellation of numerous events and left several streets flooded. Workers wered draining water from North Street in Huntington Station Friday morning. West Neck Road and New York Avenue at the intersection of Lowndes Avenue also had Read More …

State to Light Up Sites for Gold Star Day

  New York landmarks will be illuminated in gold on Sunday in honor of Gold Star Mothers and Families Day.  “It is our solemn obligation to remember and memorialize the lives of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our state and nation,” Go. Kathy Read More …