10/12/14 8:00am
10/12/2014 8:00 AM
The Shoreham-Wading River tennis courts have been condemned. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)

Upgrading the condemned tennis courts are included in the capital improvement proposal residents will vote on Dec. 9. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister, file)

Shoreham-Wading River School District residents will go to the polls Dec. 9 to vote on two capital improvement referendums — one to issue a $33.6 million bond, the other to offset construction costs with $15 million in reserves.

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10/10/14 1:24pm
10/10/2014 1:24 PM
Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Garfield M. Langhorn's mother, Mary Langhorn, with this year's sixth grade essay contest winners (from left) Christopher Donnelly, Alisha Griffin and Reilly Hubbard. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Garfield M. Langhorn’s mother, Mary Langhorn, with this year’s sixth grade essay contest winners (from left) Christopher Donnelly, Alisha Griffin and Reilly Hubbard. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

“Garfield M. Langhorn’s heroism inspired me to put people before myself. For example, my friend and I were getting bullied and I said, ‘Don’t bully my friend, bully me instead!’ That ended the harassment for my friend.”

So said Pulaski Street Elementary School sixth grader Christopher Donnelly Friday morning, reading from his winning essay chosen during the 10th annual Garfield M. Langhorn Essay Contest.

Christopher was one of three winners chosen from 272 entries this year. The two other winners were Alisha Griffin and Reilly Hubbard.

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10/09/14 3:00pm
10/09/2014 3:00 PM
TIM GANNON PHOTO  |  Riverhead School Board president Ann Cotten Degrasse hands a plaque to Joe Ogeka.

Ann Cotten-Degrasse, right, handing a plaque to Joe Ogeka in June 2013. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)

The state’s highest-paid public school employee outside New York City last fiscal year was longtime Riverhead School District administrator Joe Ogeka — a recently retired assistant superintendent who was kept on the payroll for consultant work, according to a new report.

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09/24/2014 2:00 PM
Shoreham-Wading River Superintendent Steven Cohen (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Shoreham-Wading River Superintendent Steven Cohen (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Beginning next month, school will start 10 minutes later for Shoreham-Wading River elementary school students as administrators try to correct a series of complaints about the district’s new busing system.  (more…)

09/24/14 9:53am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO

Two new morning bus routes have been established to mitigate bus overcrowding in Wading River and Flanders.

During the school board’s regular meeting Tuesday, Superintendent Nancy Carney and Sam Schneider, assistant superintendent for finance and operations, outlined what the district has done to address overcrowding concerns raised by two Wading River parents at the Sept. 9 school board meeting.  (more…)

09/23/2014 4:00 PM

Shoreham-Wading River school board meeting, March 5, 2013

The Shoreham-Wading River school board will begin discussions over a proposed $48.6 million district bond to make repairs and upgrades to district facilities.

As it stands, the bond would fund construction work, new classroom space and roof repairs among other additions at all four district schools. The proposal was presented to the board by the district’s bond committee at its last meeting Sept. 9.

“There’s still a lot of holes that need to be made whole,” board president William McGrath said at the time.

The board will discuss how much, if any, of the proposal to adopt for a referendum vote that would come this December.

Shoreham-Wading River school board agenda Sept. 23, 2014 by Timesreview