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Patricia Godek, North Babylon superintendent, to retire

Moody?s Investors Service affirmed North Babylon School District?s

(Credit: David Reich-Hale)

North Babylon School Superintendent Patricia Godek has announced that she will retire Dec. 31, bringing to a close a 40-year career in education.

Godek has led the district for three and a half years as it adopted new Common Core standards and weathered a difficult 2013-14 budget year when voters initially rejected the proposed budget.

Godek started working in the district six years...

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Islip adopts disaster-preparation plan

Islip Town Hall West in 2011. The Islip

(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Islip Town Board has adopted a comprehensive plan for disaster preparation.

The board last week unanimously voted to accept Suffolk County’s Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is meant to help municipalities prepare for natural disasters. Town officials worked with Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services for two years to revise the town’s original hazard mitigation.

The...

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