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After Community Showing, Assistant Principal is Back to Work
About a month after a couple hundred of residents poured into a Rocky Point School Board meeting, many of whom called for the reinstatement of an assistant principal they said was unfairly forced into a medical leave of absence, Joseph Tapler is back to work.
School Board President Michael Nofi confirmed that Tapler was back in his role at Monday night's board of education meeting when it was brought up during the meeting's public portion, and a spokeswoman for the district said the same on Tuesday.
Parking in Port Jeff-There’s an App for That
If you’ve ever had a hair appointment that ran too long or dinner in town where you just wanted to linger a little longer, you may appreciate a new mobile app that will allow you to pay for your parking right from your phone or mobile device.The app, available through MobileNow!, works with mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets and has been available for parking in Port Jefferson for the past two weeks. Village officials are diligently trying to spread the word.
Smithtown Native Gets Back to Work After Conquering Cancer – Twice
When Smithtown graduate Meredith Jorgensen was first diagnosed with cancer at age 28, in December of 2008, the initial reaction was denial, she recalls.
"It couldn't really be that," she said. "You hear about people having cancer scares. I figured it would be, like, 'Oh, OK. We'll figure it out.' But then it kept getting worse and worse."
Smithtown Widow Thanks Kings Park Fire Dept For Efforts to Save Husband
A Smithtown resident has reached out to share her public thanks to all members of the Kings Park Volunteer Fire Department for their efforts to aide her husband.
Donna Del Vecchio, wrote this letter to Patch, thanking all those who responded to a 911 on July 16 for her husband, Michael, who later died. He was 53.
A group of parents and employees spoke up on Tuesday to protest the proposed closure of the Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center in Dix Hills, a move which would shutter inpatient services at the facility and merge them with programs in Queens and the Bronx.