Libraries Lining Up Summer Programming

The libraries in the Town of Huntington are gearing up for special programming during the summer. Here are just a few of the many events, classes, lectures and more that are happening in the coming weeks. Read More …

School Budgets Pass; Most Incumbents Returned to Office

Voters approved school budgets, often by wide margins, and incumbent Board of Education trustees did well in voting Tuesday. One exception was Cold Spring Harbor, which ousted its school board president. South Huntington re-elected board president Nick Ciappetta and elected newcomer William Biangasso, both to Read More …

Schools: Tae Kwon Do Athlete Honored

The Huntington Town Board honored Stimson Middle School seventh grader Preston Park this week for his selection to the United States National Tae Kwon Do Team. Park has practiced Tae Kwon Do for nearly seven years and has participated in several competitions. This passion started Read More …

Covid-19 Stats, Reported in Public School Districts

Total Covid-19 cases reported for public school districts with the Town of Huntington, including Huntington, Cold Spring Harbor, South Huntington, Elwood, Northport, Harborfields, Commack and Half Hollow Hills. Most data are from Wednesday; some are based on reports from Tuesday. The state website said that, Read More …

Schools: Trustee Resigns; Kindergarten Registration Open

Some parents in the Northport-East Northport school district are joining their children in music class. The district has invited parents to learn and play alongside their children four times per month in the newly expanded third-grade string program. By including parents, the hope is that Read More …

Schools: Pre-School Reading; Captains Named

Dawn Valle has been named director of math, science, technology and federal grants for the Elwood School District. She had served since 2014 as assistant principal at Elwood Middle School. Valle previously worked as a principal for the New York City Department of Education, an Read More …

Schools: New Athletic Directors; Construction Projects Underway

New athletic directors have been named by the Huntington and South Huntington school districts. Huntington named James Hoops, who has worked for the district for more than 37 years, to succeed Georgia McCarthy, while South Huntington appointed David Barth, succeeding Dr. Jim Wright. Both Wright Read More …

Schools: Llamas Visit; New Turf Field

Students at Washington Drive Primary School in the Harborfields School District were greeted by two llamas as part of a celebration of clocking over 2,000 hours of reading. Principal Kathy McNally also read “Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney to the students. The llamas Read More …

School Notes: Goosehill Live TV, Women’s History Month

Community Read-In at Countrywood In conjunction with Read Across America and the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Countrywood invited  guests to participate in their sixth annual Community Read-in  recently.  Countrywood’s very own Shaina Fischer dressed as The Cat in the Hat to celebrate the birthday of 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 …

4 Local Districts Celebrate Homecoming This Weekend

Updated to add Half Hollow Hills information. It’s homecoming week for several area school districts, a time when students and alumni celebrate school spirit and gather to make new memories. In Huntington, celebrations kick off with the Homecoming Dance, which starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Read More …

School Notes: Tax Exemption Hearing, Traffic Safety Study

The South Huntington Board of Education has scheduled a public hearing Wednesday to adopt the 2006 Senior Citizen Tax Exemption  Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Silas Wood Sixth-Grade Center, 23 Harding Pl., Huntington Station. The regular business meeting will immediately follow the public hearing. Read More …

School Notebook: Educators in New Roles

April Poprilo has been appointed as the South Huntington Union Free School District’s new assistant superintendent of student services.   Poprilo served as the supervisor of Curricula Services for five years. ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS IN HALF HOLLOW HILLS Two new assistant principals have been appointed in the Read More …