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A research project headed up by four William Floyd High School students became a lesson in energy conservation for 700 middle school students and could be expanded to other schools around the Island.
Under the guidance of research teacher Amy Meyer, the students — seniors Marleen Rios, 18, and Samantha DeStefano, 17, and freshmen Numaira Khan, 14, and Grace Jaronczyk, 14 — sought to help students...Read more »
Babylon Schools Board of Education president Roger A. Katz resigned Feb. 24, citing “personal and health reasons” in a two-sentence letter to the district superintendent.
Katz, a senior technology architect at Brookhaven National Laboratory, is 65, according to records. He served on the board from 2000 to 2003 and again beginning in 2005.
He and his wife, Marisa, have two children who...Read more »
With more snow falling overnight, schools on Long Island are already announcing delayed openings, while at least one township said it was opening later than usual.
The Town of Huntington said Town Hall won't open until 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Brookhaven, meanwhile, said its town recreation and senior centers would reopen.
Hundreds of schools have announced delayed openings.
Here...Read more »
West Babylon schools Superintendent Anthony Cacciola plans to retire next January, the district announced in a release yesterday.
Cacciola, 52, has worked for the district 38 years, starting as custodian in 1976 and rising through the ranks until he was appointed superintendent in 2007.
A West Babylon Senior High School graduate who studied at Long Island University, Cacciola wrote in...Read more »
The towns of Brookhaven and Huntington have both announced snow delays ahead of the winter storm that's expected to hit Long Island early on Thursday, while some school districts are already posting delays or closings.
Brookhaven said its town senior and recreation centers, including the aquatic center in Mastic, would delay opening by two hours and open at 11 a.m.
Brookhaven's nutrition...Read more »
Brandon West wasn’t competing in the Long Island Kickline Association Championships Sunday, but as he sat in the stands at Uniondale High School watching Deer Park High School perform, he was as nervous as the girls on the team.
West, 17, a Sachem North High School senior from Lake Ronkonkoma, was there to cheer on Deer Park sophomore Angela Zabas. He was also waiting to ask her the big question:...Read more »
Franco Frantellizzi feels like he won the tuition lottery -- twice.
The Stony Brook resident shipped his son Peter off to school four years ago, and he graduates this year from Binghamton University.
“It’s a great school, and compared to most other choices, it’s relatively cheap,” Frantellizzi said of the State University of New York school.
What’s better than cheap? How about...Read more »
It was a mini student takeover.
For the first three periods at St. Christopher School in Baldwin on Wednesday, students dressed in formal work attire served as teachers, school nurses and administrators.
Among them, Sean Callaghan, who conducted a math lesson from behind the desk usually occupied by fifth-grade teacher Christopher Nappi.
“The students look forward to this day every...Read more »
Taxpayers in the Central Islip school district have one last chance to learn everything they need to know about a $24.89 million capital improvement bond before it comes to a vote later this month.
Taxes will not increase due to state funding the district has received, which will cover 79 percent of the costs, according to Barbara LaMonica, spokeswoman for the school district. The remaining...Read more »
As three doves were released into the sky, 6-year-old Lauren Reilly, a developmentally disabled student at Premm Learning Center in Oakdale, waved, shooting kisses up to the sky.
“She always has a smile on her face and is kind,” said Reilly’s aid, Maureen Voos. “She’s like this every day. She was most excited to see the birds. She easily shows kindness.”
Reilly was among 110 Eastern...Read more »