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It’s official: The teachers and staff won’t have to pay for parking.
Village officials repealed a controversial ordinance that, when passed in August, spelled out $50 monthly fees for staff to park in village-owned parking spots next to Stewart Manor Elementary School.
As a result, the Elmont school district converted a blacktop playground into a temporary parking lot, removing...Read more »
The Harborfields School District will hold a community forum tonight on a proposal to bond $3 million over 15 years for two turf fields at the high school.
The forum, hosted by the district, will be held in the Old Field Middle School auditorium from 7 to 9 p.m.
The project also includes enhanced field accessibility for the physically challenged, upgrades to the grass and baseball fields,...Read more »
The Sewanhaka Central High School District will hold a bond referendum Wednesday on a plan to spend nearly $100 million to upgrade seven aging school buildings and several sporting fields.
The referendum would authorize the district to issue as much as $99.51 million of debt to fund the projects, including new cafeterias, auditoriums, gyms and weight rooms. About 40 percent of the debt will...Read more »
When Michael Spelfogel receives a pop-up message on his cell phone, he knows one of his schoolmates needs help, and he’s ready to come to the rescue.
Whether they’re struggling with trigonometry, physics or French, students at South Side High School in Rockville Centre now have the ability to summon a tutor using a computer, smartphone or tablet.
In October, Spelfogel, 17, a senior,...Read more »
Voters in the Mineola School District have allowed the district to spend several millions in savings for building repairs.
Voters approved two referendums Tuesday. The passage of the first allows the use of $3.8 million, in a capital reserve fund, for work on windows and doors at various schools. Work will also include new brick pointing and masonry work on district buildings; and the replacement...Read more »
Before Billy Joel was playing to sold-out crowds at Shea Stadium and Madison Square Garden, the Long Island-raised musician rocked the annual fall mixer at his alma mater, Hicksville High School.
In this “Throwback Thursday” photo obtained from the Hicksville Public Library, Joel can be seen playing with his band at the time, The Commandos,” at the 1966 “SJS mixer” at the high school. The...Read more »
When not teaching music to students at Munsey Park Elementary School in Manhasset, Patrick Dillon loves testing his own knowledge. Dillon said his passion for trivia was nurtured inside his childhood home in Huntington, where, as a first grader, he started watching “Jeopardy!” with his father.
“We were always trying to beat each other,” said Dillon, 31. “It took me a few years, but I finally...Read more »
Joe Verrone, commander of Plainview Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5942, drew the fourth graders in by showing the combat medals awarded for his service that were pinned to his hat.
Verrone was one of 10 veterans from the VFW post who spoke about their service to nearly 180 third- and fourth-graders at Parkway Elementary School in Plainview during the school’s “Bring a Veteran to School Day”...Read more »
The Hofstra Law School’s Veterans Legal Assistance Project will host a clinic to offer free legal assistance to veterans on Nov. 9.
The event will be held at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law’s room 303, at 121 Hofstra University in Hempstead Village, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last April, the project’s first event assisted more than 70 veterans by providing answers to legal questions and services.
Veterans...Read more »
The Lynbrook High School orchestra participated in a workshop Friday with Mark Wood, an electric violinist with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
The workshop, part of Wood's "Electrify Your Strings" program, prepared the students for a concert Saturday night at the school featuring the music they learned and practiced with Wood on Friday. The students enjoyed the experience of learning...Read more »