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Your guide to this year's Board of Education elections

PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD SCHOOLSThere are seven candidates running at-large for three open seats. Anthony O’Brien is not running again. The other two incumbents are Marc Negrin and Bernadette Smith. …

The proposed 2021-22 South Country school budget was adopted with no cuts to programming. However, due to decline in enrollment, not due to funding, the staff was cut by about 29. “We were …

The William Floyd School District Board of Education recently adopted the 2021-22 proposed budget in the amount of $251,311,607, which is a 2.32 percent increase over last year’s budget. This …

The Patchogue-Medford School District has a proposed 2021-22 budget of $198,935,170, which is an increase of $3,762,589, or 1.93 percent, over the 2020-21 school year budget. “One of the things …

Music students at William Floyd High School are putting together a virtual music invitational in May as part of a fundraiser to support musicians in need of assistance. The student-musicians …

A plaque honoring 18 of Bellport High School’s finest cafeteria workers was unveiled on April 15 during a Women’s History Month commemorative ceremony in Ebersole Auditorium and attended …

Prom is one of the most memorable experiences in high school, so when the pandemic made a traditional prom unlikely, the Patchogue-Medford High School Class of 2021 and their advisor, Kristina …

From field trips to junior prom, the Patchogue-Medford Class of 2021 has lost many memorable high school experiences due to COVID-19 restrictions. But this year, Patchogue and Medford officials, …

Three William Floyd High School student-musicians have earned All-Eastern recognition by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), an honor reserved for the best high school musicians …

When schools shut down in March, many seniors or soon to be seniors were disappointed. The year that is often hailed as the most enjoyable part of high school was set to be starkly different from …

One year after closing its doors to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bellport High School celebrated the gradual comeback of activities and the students’ and faculty’s resiliency during a tough …

As of March 1, the Suffolk County School Bus Safety Program is now in effect. An effort is now being made to educate residents with up-to-date information regarding the new laws for passing a …

When school districts across Suffolk County reopened in September 2020, many announced they’d be operating under a hybrid model of learning to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The …

Twenty years – that’s how long a kindergarten time capsule was safely tucked away at Moriches Elementary School, until principal Deirdre Redding recently discovered it in the back of a …

For the third consecutive year, the William Floyd High School Medical Club under the direction of science educator Terri Randall, raised and donated funds to help support the great work …

When Patchogue-Medford High School juniors Emily Skorupski and Maya Marquez-Sturm heard about the Patchogue Young Professionals’ “Shark Tank” challenge in December, their brains …

The William Floyd High School varsity bowling team under the leadership of head coach James Healey recently concluded their regular season with their second consecutive League II Championship, a 13-1 …

The Patchogue-Medford School District highlighted several ways to celebrate Black history throughout the month of February. At the high school level, there have been daily announcements, …

South Ocean Middle School’s Wellness Club is up to over 50 active members from last year’s start of about 20 students. Emotional and mental health, student officers explained, are top …

Before 10 a.m. on Sunday, Pamela Lerner and Jane Tierney were already popping in a wax flower here, an alstroemeria stalk there, in clear glass vases as they worked on the seven bountiful …

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