A sea of about 200 people — students, parents, alumni and members of Mattituck High School’s baseball program — attended the Mattituck-Cutchogue Board of Education meeting Oct. 16 and spoke in support of longtime physics teacher and baseball coach Steve DeCaro, who had been placed on administrative leave for an undisclosed reason. READ
At Southold High School, senior Sabrina Basel is a member of the soccer and cheerleading teams, theater, on-air broadcasting through SOHO TV and is a lieutenant commander in the NJROTC. READ
Greenport Union Free School District has a plethora of new building updates on the horizon.
“It’s really a continued effort; this isn’t anything new,” said David Gamberg, superintendent of both the Greenport and Southold districts. READ
The historic First Presbyterian Church on Main Road in Southold has received a $3,500 grant from the New York Landmarks Conservancy, a private nonprofit that works to preserve state landmarks.
Jim Baker, chair of the church buildings and grounds committee, said the money will be used to plan for a restoration of its steeple. READ
A shiny red and cream-colored tractor sits outside the main entrance of Mattituck High School. At night, the vehicle glows white with Christmas lights. READ
Greenport student Melody Silie, 16, said her heart was racing before she and her classmates entered the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City Dec. 5. One of her dreams, she said, was to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, “Hamilton” — and it came true. READ
At Wednesday’s Southold School Board meeting, member Brian Tobin recalled when Southold alumni admitted to entering the high school building through the back doors in years past.
“That was back when they were students,” he said. “I know we had discussed putting alarms onto the doors so if they’re opened the office gets notified.” READ
Stranded and cold-stunned.
This is the fate of most sea turtles when the cold November weather arrives. The abrupt drop in the temperature of the Long Island Sound makes it difficult for sea turtles to adjust. READ
Leah Leonard, ENL teacher at Southold Elementary School, stands in front of about 20 Spanish-speaking parents in the school cafeteria. Their children are seated at a separate table in the back of the room, scribbling wildly on Christmas-themed coloring pages and chatting with their peers in Spanish.
Fellow ENL teacher Christopher Ruggi pulls up a website, Raz-Kids, on the projector pointed behind Ms. Leonard. Speaking Spanish, she tells the audience in that it’s time to begin. READ
Students at Greenport High School may get to sleep in a little later on school days.
That is the suggestion of Greenport Superintendent David Gamberg. Mr. Gamberg met with members of the Greenport and Oysterponds school boards Tuesday to discuss pushing the start of classes at the high school back 30 minutes. He also suggested Oysterponds Elementary School students start roughly 30 minutes earlier. At Greenport High School, the first bell rings at 7:45 a.m., and students are released at 2:25 p.m.