“As you ramble on through life, brother, whatever be your goal, keep your eye upon the doughnut, but never on the hole.”
This quote was a favorite of Harold Schwerdt’s, according to his family.
“It applied to his entire life,” his granddaughter, Kaitlin Oster, 29, said. READ
Beginning this week, Greenport High School students will have access to fresh fruits and vegetables right next to the school’s cafeteria.
On Monday, Greenport unveiled the school district’s student-constructed aquaponics system, a unit of PVC pipes, water flow, and LED lights that operate as a garden inside the school building. READ
Officials in the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District are taking steps in response to “several” reported incidents of students using racist language, “acting in association” with anti-Semitism and joking about their support of and admiration for Nazism and Adolf Hitler. READ
Southold held a budget forum and joint board meeting with neighbor district Greenport Wednesday night where board members discussed the intermunicipal agreement that’s expected to expire June 2019 unless renewed by both districts. READ
This February, members of the Southold community are teaming up to raise money for the Sweeney family whose home was heavily damaged in a fire in November. READ
Oysterponds Historical Society aims to preserve, exhibit and interpret Orient and East Marion culture and heritage. Marianne Howard, who has worked in museums across Long Island and New York City, joined the historical society as executive director Jan. 2. READ
One Sunday morning in early 2001, children were seated in the front pews of Orient Congregational Church. The Rev. Dr. Ann Van Cleef stood beside them, recalling a children’s sermon she’d heard at Westhampton Presbyterian Church. READ
North Fork school districts have experienced numerous changes this year after being faced with the closing of Riverhead’s Bishop McGann-Mercy High School, a record number of school shootings across the country and continued national concern about student mental health. The Suffolk Times spoke with Jill Gierasch, superintendent of the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District, and David Gamberg, shared superintendent of the Southold and Greenport districts, about some of this year’s changes. Following are abbreviated versions of their remarks. (more…)
The New Suffolk Common School District has responded to an audit from the Office of the State Comptroller that said the district has not complied with Local Finance Law.
The audit, released Dec. 14, evaluated the school board’s involvement in the district’s financial operations and checked whether the district complied with state finance law when using a line of credit. READ
The small red schoolhouse on 4th Street in New Suffolk almost closed earlier this year.
The iconic New Suffolk Common School, which currently serves 15 students in pre-K through grade 6, almost had to send them all to another local district. READ