George Kunz of New Suffolk celebrated his 18th birthday in 1944 aboard on a troop train bound for the Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois. Last month, more than 70 years later, the 91-year-old finally received his high school diploma from the South Huntington School District. READ
A couple faces fraud charges for claiming their New Suffolk cottage to be their primary residence to receive superstorm Sandy relief, federal officials said. READ
The New Suffolk School District, which has just 15 students, could end up shutting its doors in the near future.
Faced with large legal fees related to multiple lawsuits by teacher Martha Kennelly, the district is looking to determine the best way to pay off its debts while still supporting its students. READ
Former New Suffolk School teacher Martha Kennelly, who has spent two years fighting with the district that refused to reinstate her when a special assignment ended, appears to have won her case that would force the district to reinstate her and pay back wages and benefits from June 30, 2015, according to the decision written by State Commissioner of Education Mary Ellen Elia.
The garage at Bob Auteri’s Manorville home is filled with artifacts he’s recovered during shipwreck dives in Long Island waters and beyond. Glassware dating back to around 1860, submarine motor parts and battery carbon sticks rest on shelves throughout the space.
A 23-year-old Riverhead woman suffered a laceration to her leg from a boat’s outboard motor as she climbed the swim ladder Saturday afternoon, according to Southold Town police. READ
The New Suffolk Board of Education is looking to appoint someone to fill the vacancy left on the board after Jason Cooper died last month.
President Tony Dill said the school board is in the process of compiling a list of interested individuals, who they will then interview for the position. They hope to appoint someone near the start of the upcoming school year.
The New Suffolk Civic Association hosted the 25th annual Fourth of July parade down New Suffolk Road Tuesday morning. READ
Hundreds turned out to Out Run Rett Saturday in New Suffolk. READ
Next month, residents in the New Suffolk school district will be asked to approve a $1.1 million budget that attempts to pierce the tax levy cap with a 6 percent increase.
That amount equals a $25,000 spending increase and is nearly double the district’s allowable tax levy limit of 3.4 percent, school board president Tony Dill said, noting that six additional students have moved into the district.