When Christina Halladay was in kindergarten at Cutchogue East Elementary School, she made a “future goals” book, writing that she wanted to sing when she grew up.
Now 32, Ms. Halladay’s dreams have come true: She is the lead singer for Sheer Mag, an American Rock band based out of Philadelphia.
Fewer students in the Greenport and Mattituck school districts achieved proficiency in 2016-17 state assessments while scores improved slightly for the Southold School District, according to figures released Aug. 22 by the state Department of Education.
Work has officially begun on construction at the Southold School District as part of a $9.7 million dollar capital bond project passed by voters in 2015.
Administrators, students, community members and Board of Education members gathered on the athletic fields Thursday afternoon to celebrate the groundbreaking of the project, which began with the athletic fields.
Local firefighters quickly extinguished an electrical fire that sparked Wednesday afternoon at an apartment on Peconic Bay Boulevard in Laurel, authorities at the scene said.
Piper Altman, Claire Paetzel and Jennifer Olsen carefully held 26 newborn bobwhite quail Monday, fawning over the birds they’d grown to love after watching the eggs closely, waiting for them to hatch.
Seeing the quail hatch this weekend was an exciting milestone in the project the girls, all 11, along with 12-year-old Violet Johnson, have been working on to earn their Girl Scouts Silver Award.
Elementary students in the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District will be introduced to world language classes this year and secondary foreign language classes will begin in seventh grade rather than eighth, Superintendent Anne Smith said. READ
The Oysterponds School District is expanding its social and emotional learning curriculum by adding mindfulness meditation. READ
A 72-year-old Greenport man was rescued off East Marion in the Long Island Sound after his boat capsized Friday morning, authorities at the scene said.
The Powerball jackpot reached $700 million — the second-highest jackpot in the game’s history — on Wednesday and local residents are lining up to get their lottery tickets.
Paul Connor, vice chairman of Peconic Landing’s board of trustees, was recently honored with the 2017 Trustee of the Year Award from LeadingAge New York, a not-for-profit advocacy group representing more than 600 retirement communities throughout the state.