Update: The Floyd Memorial Library’s budget passed Tuesday night by a vote of 180 to 21. Broken down by school district, Greenport School District voters approved the budget 136 to 13 and voters in the Oysterponds School District approved the budget 44 to 8.
Residents will go to the polls today to vote on Floyd Memorial Library’s proposed $1.01 million budget that reflects an increase of about $19,000 over the current spending plan.
Mattituck teacher Steve Lavinio, right, and junior Matthew Wells working with AutoCAD. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
When tech teacher Steve Lavinio arrived at Mattituck High School in 2001, the school had only six computers in its technology lab. But in that tiny room was evidence that the district was ahead of the curve when it came to teaching kids the modern ways of engineering. (more…)
Greenport Superintendent David Gamberg at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Greenport School District officials are defending the district’s financial standing after the state reported earlier this month that the district needs to improve its oversight of the budget process. (more…)
Bob Syron, CEO of Peconic Landing, speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)
Peconic Landing and the Greenport Fire District put the finishing touches on a new emergency services agreement Monday to address the impact the lifecare community’s expansion will have on the local fire department. (more…)
Al Edwards, talking to his players during his last game as Greenport’s coach, retired in May 2013 after 34 years of running the team. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)
The Greenport school board is expected to discuss Monday night dedicating the district’s indoor basketball court to Al Edwards.
Patrick O’Halloran (left) and Garrett Moore met for the first time Tuesday evening in the Mitchell Park marina, hours after a joint effort to rescue six boaters and bring an out-of-control cigarette boat to a halt in the waters of Greenport Harbor. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
No, a scene from a dramatic action movie wasn’t being filmed in Greenport Harbor on Monday. What happened was this: After six people were flung from a speeding powerboat that had turned sideways, two strangers who live on opposite sides of the bay played integral roles in rescuing the victims and ensuring safety in the harbor by bringing the runaway boat to a halt. (more…)
The Oysterponds Elementary School District in Orient is hosting the area’s first regional professional development session to discuss science teaching and learning techniques Oct. 10.
Passengers of this cigarette boat (left) were ejected into Greenport Harbor on Monday. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Six people ejected out of a speed boat after hitting a wake were rescued from Greenport Harbor on Monday, Southold Town police at the scene said.
The Greenport School District has overestimated expenditures by about $3.3 million over the last three fiscal years, according to the findings of a state audit.
Robert Feeney on Aug. 19 after the Greenport school board unanimously approved his appointment as interim high school principal. He worked as high school principal for nearly two decades during his tenure at the Middle Country School District in Centereach. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)
Robert Feeney has been serving as a sort of pinch hitter for school districts in recent years.
That’s because he’s enjoyed working on an interim basis since retiring from education in 2011. (more…)