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Apparently reacting to media reports in August that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos might allow schools to use federal education dollars to train and arm teachers, New York’s education … more
A Suffolk County judge recently ruled against the Northport-East Northport and Port Jefferson school districts after they sought injunctions to stop the Long Island Power Authority from reducing its … more
The result of the Long Island Power Authority’s ongoing tax certiorari case focusing on four of its power plants could hurt the borrowing ability of affected municipalities — including the Island … more
“The guy is a lunatic,” Island Park librarian Maureen Glueckert said, shaking her head, referring to LIU Post economist Panos Mourdoukoutas, who wrote an opinion piece for Forbes that suggested … more
Island Park school officials announced in a July 11 letter to parents that starting with the 2019-20 school year, they will stop offering Island Park’s middle school graduates the option of … more
The State Senate, in the waning hours of the 2018 legislative season last month, passed a resolution that could offer relief to homeowners possibly facing steep property-tax hikes in communities … more
Following controversial plans to bolster the fencing surrounding Lincoln Orens Middle School, Island Park’s Board of Education revealed that it is giving the same treatment to Francis X. Hegarty … more
Another school year is ending, and about half of the students in Oceanside and Island Park did not take the grades three to eight state standardized English Language Arts and math tests. Come … more
As of earlier tonight, Island Park schools’ budget for the 2018-19 school year has officially passed and a current trustee on the board of education has been re-elected. The residents of Island … more
Laura Hassett has lived in Island Park her entire life. But for the past two months, the mother of three boys has resided in a rental home in Atlantic Beach with her husband and 81-year-old mother. … more
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