5 Headlines Nearby: Smithtown School Closing, Lockdown at Port Jeff HS

Also: Teacher layoffs slated in Miller Place school district; community garden in Patchogue a step closer to reality.

All around Three Village, other Patch.com sites are reporting on these big stories:

  • The fate of Nesconset Elementary was sealed Tuesday night as Smithtown's Board of Education voted unanimously to close the building at the end of the current school year. Read the full story from Smithtown Patch .
  • Thursday night's Scraggy Olympics at was locked down for an hour while cops searched for a driver who fled across school grounds after he was pulled over. Read the full story from Port Jefferson Patch .
  • The Miller Place school superintendent's proposed budget for the 2012-13 school year does not exceed the tax cap, but includes over 24 staff reductions and many academic, athletic and extracurricular cuts. Read the full story from Miller Place-Rocky Point Patch .
  • Marist College has established a scholarship fund in memory of Kerry Fitzsimons, the 21-year-old student from Commack who in January. Read the full story from Commack Patch .
  • The takes a step closer to opening, as its site plan was unanimously approved at Monday’s Patchogue Village Board of Trustees meeting. Read the full story from Patchogue Patch .



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