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Finals: To Common Core Or Not To Common Core?

October 3rd, 2013
To Common Core or not to Common Core. That is the question the Northport-East Northport School District is facing regarding the administration of the English and math Regents exams. For this year only, the New York State Education Department ...

Board Weighs Closing Three Schools

October 3rd, 2013
If you thought last year’s budget planning process in the Half Hollow Hills School District was a turbulent one, buckle your seatbelts. Community members learned last week that the district’s board of education will consider closing two or even ...

Tiger Spirits High At Homecoming

September 26th, 2013
The Tigers football team may have fumbled on the field, but the school district community stood tall at last Saturday’s homecoming football game. Northport, the No. 4 seed in the 2013 preseason, succumbed to the wrath of No.1 seeded ...

East Tops West In Tennis

September 26th, 2013
The varsity girls tennis teams in the Half Hollow Hills School District continue to be a double threat on the courts this season in League I. Hills East boasts an undefeated fall record and are in first place in ...

A Man And His Horse

September 26th, 2013
What 21-year-old Joe Penzel can’t put into words, he expresses through action. The Huntington resident, who is autistic, won first place at the annual Hampton Horse Show Classic, and an unspeakable bond between man, horse and trainer has led ...

Students Double Up On Regents Exams

September 26th, 2013
Students in the Half Hollow Hills School District taking state regents exams in English and algebra this year will take two exams in those subjects this June. This year, the state is allowing students to take both the existing ...

Thunderbirds Prep For Early Soccer Strike

September 19th, 2013
The Half Hollow Hills East varsity boys soccer team may only have eight seniors on a team of 28, but both the players and coaches agree that their sense of discipline and maturity is what will distinguish them from ...

Return Of The Lady Tigers

September 19th, 2013
After falling to Washingtonville last year in the state semifinals, the Lady Tigers are clawing at a shot for soccer redemption. With 17 seniors and headed by veteran coach Ajia Gipp, the Northport varsity girls team is 1-0 in ...

Pot Farm Plan Goes Up In Smoke

September 19th, 2013
A routine highway department inspection led to the discovery of a massive marijuana growing operation in Commack, law enforcement officials announced last week. Suffolk County officials confiscated approximately 150 7- to 10-foot marijuana plants from the Commack water recharge ...

Is Your Child’s Bus Stop Safe?

September 19th, 2013
Parents questioned whether newly implemented bus routes, this year determined by new routing software, are safe for their children during the Northport-East Northport Board of Education meeting Sept. 10. According to Superintendent Marylou McDermott, part of last year’s budget ...