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Local residents, some holding signs, fill the stands (Credit: Ed Betz)

Local residents, some holding signs, fill the stands of the gymnasium at a rally for Sachem schools at Sachem High School North in Ronkonkoma. (March 9, 2013)

Sachem North rallies about state aid

More than a thousand people packed Sachem High School North's gymnasium and auditorium to celebrate the district's history and traditions, showcase their musical talents and other offerings, and show state lawmakers the impact their decisions might have on the district's future, as it faces a $26-million shortfall next year.

A kick line performs at a rally for
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A kick line performs at a rally for Sachem schools held at Sachem High School North in Ronkonkoma. (March 9, 2013)

The theater club performs at a rally for
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The theater club performs at a rally for Sachem Schools at Sachem High School North in Ronkonkoma. (March 9, 2013)

James Nolan, superintendent of schools for Sachem, speaks
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James Nolan, superintendent of schools for Sachem, speaks to students and parents at a rally for Sachem schools. (March 9, 2013)

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Students, staff and residents, many with signs, filled
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Students, staff and residents, many with signs, filled the stands of the gymnasium at a rally for Sachem schools held at Sachem High School North in Ronkonkoma. (March 9, 2013)

Local residents, some holding signs, fill the stands
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Local residents, some holding signs, fill the stands of the gymnasium at a rally for Sachem schools at Sachem High School North in Ronkonkoma. (March 9, 2013)

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