Schools: Fish Hatchery Trip; Ukraine Scholarships

Students from Goosehill Primary School recently visited the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium to learn from  experts as they observed ponds filled with brook trout and tanks housing snakes and frogs. They were able to feed the brook trout, tossing fish kibble into Read More …

Hochul Lifts School Mask Mandate as of Wednesday

Saying “the day has come,” Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Sunday that the state Covid-19 mask mandate for schools will end Wednesday. She cited the steep decline in new cases, including among teens and children, as the reason to lift the requirement. She also thanked teachers, Read More …

Schools: DNA Studies, Writing Contest

Throughout the school year, students from Lloyd Harbor and West Side elementary schools in the Cold Spring Harbor Central School District, work directly with educators from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center. In-school experiments are conducted with sixth grade students by the DNALC educator Read More …

Polansky Wants State Clarity on a Return to Normalcy

Huntington school superintendent James W. Polansky has written to Gov. Kathy Hochul and  Dr. Mary Bassett, state health commissioner, to urge the state to communicate with districts about how and when schools might be able to return to a more normal situation. “Since last summer, Read More …

Schools: Pet Supply Roundup, Music Success

The Cold Spring Harbor Central School District Board of Education has recognized eight  student-musicians. Four students were chosen to perform at the Eastman School of Music during the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Winter Conference in early December. Four students were selected as Read More …

Schools: Greenhouse Adds Weather Monitoring Station; Preschool Openings

South Huntington has half-day preschool seats available. afternoon sessions (12:30-3 pm.) seats are still available at Oakwood Primary Unchanged: South Huntington has half-day preschool seats available. afternoon sessions (12:30-3 pm.) seats are still available at Oakwood Primary Center and James Kaden Administrative Offices The district’s Read More …

State to Require Covid-19 Test for Unvaccinated School Staff

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday that the state will require unvaccinated school staff to undergo weekly Covid-19 tests to combat the spread of the virus and its Delta variant. The new rule applies to public and charter schools. Hochul also said $65 million will be Read More …

Hochul Orders Masks for All Schools

Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered the state Department of Health on Tuesday to institute a universal mask requirement this fall in all public and private schools in the state to combat the spread of Covid-19. The Department of Health will issue the requirement through regulatory action Read More …

Bus Driver Shortage Strains After-School Transportation Schedules

With school reopening a week away, some districts are working to reconfigure bus schedules for after-school activities because of a serious shortage of drivers. Athletic events and other extracurricular activities appear to be the most likely to be affected in several districts because of the Read More …

Schools: Awards of Distinction; Recognition for Athletes

  Fourteen local students have been recognized as recipients of Distinguished Youth Awards, which they earned by completing a year-long program. They were each presented medals, certificates and proclamations in a special ceremony at the Suffolk County Legislature. Legis. Tom Donnelly, D-Huntington Station, said, “I Read More …