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Jennifer Gustavson

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04/17/14 12:00pm
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Southold Elementary School sixth-graders came up with this year’s art show theme “Artecs” — an ancient race of people who worshipped art and music instead of the sun. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson photos and video)

Science projects and artwork by Southold Elementary School students were on display at joint shows held last Wednesday, impressing fellow students and parents.

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A group of Cutchogue East Elementary School students have submitted a petition the school board requesting a reduction in the temperature requirement for outdoor recess. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

A group of Cutchogue East Elementary School students have submitted a petition to the school board requesting a reduction in the temperature requirement for outdoor recess. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

A group of Cutchogue East Elementary School students have petitioned the Mattituck-Cutchogue school board to reduce the temperature requirement for outdoor recess.

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Mattituck-Cutchogue School District assistant superintendent Anne Smith, center, at Thursday's budget adoption. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Mattituck-Cutchogue School District assistant superintendent Anne Smith, center, at Thursday’s budget adoption meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Mattituck-Cutchogue school board adopted Superintendent James McKenna’s proposed $39.67 million spending plan Thursday night, which carries an estimated 1.8 percent increase to next year’s tax levy.

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04/04/14 3:33pm
Oysterponds Superintendent Richard Malone, left, and school board president Dorothy-Dean Thomas, right, at a recent school board meeting. (Credit: Rachel Young, file)

Oysterponds Superintendent Richard Malone, left, and school board president Dorothy-Dean Thomas, right, at a recent school board meeting. (Credit: Rachel Young, file)

The Oysterponds Elementary School District has maintained an excessive fund balance not allowed by law over the last four fiscal years and has failed to develop a policy to protect the school’s electronic data, according to an audit released Friday by the New York State Comptroller’s Office.

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04/03/14 3:00pm
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Twenty juniors and seniors from Greenport High School’s DECA Club traveled to ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn., March 20 to visit with Greenport graduate Lee Fitting, a senior producer on ‘College Game Day’ and other shows.

Mr. Fitting has been at ESPN since 1996 and spoke to students about his work and answered their questions about colleges and careers. The students also took a behind-the-scenes tour to learn about the many different jobs at ESPN.

04/01/14 8:00am

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North Fork school districts will be getting more money back from Albany next year, after state leaders passed a 2014-2015 budget Tuesday that will grant more than $265,000 than previously suggested by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year.

In total, local schools are expected to receive a collective $6.1 million in state aid in the coming year — some of which will now help districts stay under a state-mandated tax levy cap and close budget gaps.

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03/31/14 5:00pm
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The Riverhead Fire Department firefighters at Bishop-McGann Mercy High School Sunday evening. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Update 5:20 p.m.: Bishop-McGann Mercy High School officials have confirmed the school will be opened Tuesday.

Principal Carl Semmler also issued the following statement:

“Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School was inspected by the Riverhead Fire Marshall, the Suffolk County Department of Health and a team of private environmental engineers.  It has been determined that the building is safe for the students, faculty and staff to return tomorrow, April 1.  The major debris has been removed, the student areas have been cleaned, including the use of air scrubbers with HEPA filters.  The kitchen surfaces will continue to be disinfected tomorrow.  As such, all students and faculty have been advised that there will be no food service tomorrow and to bring a bag lunch.”

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The Riverhead Fire Department responded to an electrical fire Sunday evening at Bishop-McGann Mercy High School in Riverhead.

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03/27/14 1:00pm
Mattituck-Cutchogue School District residents gathered Wednesday at the elementary school for a Common Core presentation. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Mattituck-Cutchogue School District held a Common Core meeting Wednesday at the elementary school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Although the opt-out movement appears to be gaining some traction elsewhere on Long Island and in the state, only a handful of parents from school districts within Southold Town are refusing to let their children take upcoming state assessments, local school officials have confirmed.  (more…)

03/27/14 10:00am
Southold school board members Scott DeSimone, left, and Judi Fouchet at Wednesday's meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Southold school board members Scott DeSimone, left, and Judi Fouchet at Wednesday’s meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Southold School District officials said Wednesday they believe this summer’s high school construction project won’t happen as scheduled due to a delay with state education department approvals.

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