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01/28/19 5:58am

Students, faculty and community members calling Southold schools may have taken note of the different phone number for the district as of this academic year. 

Audio and visual specialist Erik Kehl and network and systems specialist Tom Schade presented the reason for the phone number change and additional security updates at Wednesday’s board meeting.  READ

04/01/18 5:58am
04/01/2018 5:58 AM

About two hours into the March for Our Lives, I experienced multiple epiphanies. In no order of importance these were as follows: that there is a difference between a march and a rally, and what I was part of was actually a rally. I thought I was attending a march and had prepared to walk for miles, if necessary. I didn’t know that I was going to stand, with as little personal space as revelers in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, without the accompanying stimulants, for more than three and a half hours, listening to the heartfelt expressions of sorrow and hope, the voices of young people, amplified from a far-away stage. READ

03/31/18 6:00am
03/31/2018 6:00 AM

Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Washington, D.C., and across America to protest the nation’s gun laws. Among those who spoke before the enormous crowds were survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. READ

03/14/18 11:45am
03/14/2018 11:45 AM


Dozens of students walked out of Greenport High School at 10 on Wednesday morning to honor the victims of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  READ

02/22/18 5:59am
02/22/2018 5:59 AM

Just as schools were winding down for winter break, many were once again forced to confront national issues, as school safety and gun control returned to the forefront.

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Valentine’s Day left 17 dead. Along with sadness and fear for students’ safety, it has prompted a nationwide call for change. READ

02/01/13 8:00am
02/01/2013 8:00 AM

Ten steps taken here since Newtown

Here’s a summary of what North Fork schools and the Southold Town Police Department have done since the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

1. Southold Town police officers are retaking active-shooter training.

2. All school floor plans can be accessed on patrol car computers.

3. The Greenport School District allocated $3,800 for additional security.

4. Oysterponds School hired a part-time security guard.

5. Visitors to Mattituck-Cutchogue schools must present a driver’s license.

6. New Suffolk School is installing an additional video camera.

7. The state mandated that districts post security plans online by Jan. 22.

8. Police and town officials are exploring a ‘rapid-response team.’

9. Schools are conducting evacuation and lockdown drills.

10. Police recommend that all schools install buzzer/camera security systems.