Three Village Superintendent Responds to "State of the State" Education Comments
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his "State of the State" address, issuing a call for more learning time for students and a "bar exam" for teachers, among other ideas. When asked for a response to Cuomo's statements, Three Village superintendent Cheryl Pedisich said in an interview that "more is not necessarily better." She said while some students could likely benefit from a longer school day or school year, it's a complicated issue to address. "Given the tax cap and the budgetary restraints, I’m not even sure how it would come to fruition at this time," she said.
Mick Foley To Be Inducted Into WWE Hall of Fame
Mick Foley reportedly once hitchhiked from upstate New York to Madison Square Garden to watch his childhood hero battle an opponent in a steel cage match. In April, Foley will return to Madison Square Garden as an inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, the organization announced Friday.
A small group of local residents and commuters on Monday questioned Suffolk County's plans to reconfigure the intersection of Nicolls Road and Hawkins Road in South Setauket as part of a $4 million project to enhance safety and traffic flow on one of the county's busiest roadways. At an informational meeting on Monday night at Suffolk Community College, the heart of the debate focused on a proposal to eliminate drivers' ability to cross eastbound through the intersection of Hawkins Road over Nicolls Road or make a left hand turn there. Some said drivers would be forced to drive out of their way to the closest other intersection at Mark Tree Road in order to head north on Nicolls Road.
Local Organizations Get County Grants
Several Three Village arts and cultural organizations are the recipients of grants from Suffolk County totaling thousands of dollars, according to a list of organizations provided by Suffolk Legis. Kara Hahn, D-Setauket. Those entities include Gallery North, Friends of Joseph Reboli, the Three Village Historical Society, the Staller Center, and the Long Island Museum of Art, History and Carriages.
Vietnam Vet Pushing for Write-In Votes in Town Highway Super Race
Current New York State Assemb. Dan Losquadro, R-Shoreham, is running on the Republican ticket for the vacant post of highway superintendent in the Town of Brookhaven. Current Councilwoman Kathy Walsh is running as an Independent who has been endorsed by the Democratic party. And there's at least one more person who's attempting to throw his name into the ring: Michael DePaoli, a Vietnam veteran and a former director of emergency preparedness for Suffolk County, who is hoping to collect enough write-in votes to secure a win in the race.