06/26/2014 8:00 AM
(Credit: Paul Squire)

Shoreham-Wading River athletics director Mark Passamonte discussing an athletics club proposal to the school board at its meeting Tuesday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Shoreham-Wading River School District’s student athletes has a new club to join that gives them opportunities to gain management experience and raise money for sports teams.

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06/24/2014 8:00 AM
(Credit: Bill Landon, file)

(Credit: Bill Landon, file)

In an effort to clear up legal issues and red tape over donations to the district’s athletic teams, the Shoreham-Wading River school board is expected Tuesday night to discuss creating a club for student athletes that could raise funds while still under district supervision.  (more…)

06/14/2014 10:00 AM
Rebecca Chowske

Rebecca Chowske

While much seems to have been made in recent years about the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — or STEM, as the subjects are known collectively — there’s at least one other thing that ties them all together: words.  (more…)

06/04/2014 11:33 AM
Shoreham-Wading River superintendent Steven Cohen (left) and school board members Bill McGrath and John Zukowski at last night's school board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Shoreham-Wading River superintendent Steven Cohen (left) and school board members Bill McGrath and John Zukowski at last night’s school board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Less than a year after she was named principal at Miller Avenue Elementary School, Patricia Nugent was fired Tuesday night after the Shoreham-Wading River school board approved Superintendent Steven Cohen’s recommendation to deny her tenure.  (more…)

05/19/14 2:01pm
05/19/2014 2:01 PM
Emily Espenkotter, 20, and her grandmother, Kathleen Kearney, 66, at Saturday's Suffolk County Community College commencement in Brentwood.

Emily Espenkotter, 20, and her grandmother, Kathleen Kearney, 66, at Sunday’s Suffolk County Community College commencement in Brentwood. (Credit: Espenkotter courtesy)

Standing tall and proud Sunday in a black cap and gown, 66-year-old Kathleen Kearney moved her tassel from the right side to the left, signifying the completion of her associate degree at Suffolk County Community College — and more than a decade’s worth of hard work and determination.

Before accepting her own diploma during ceremonies at the Brentwood campus fieldhouse, Ms. Kearney kept an eye on the aisle as her 20-year-old granddaughter Emily Espenkotter, a Shoreham-Wading River High School graduate, did the same, earning a degree in early childhood development.

It’s the first time in the college’s history that a grandmother and granddaughter have graduated at the same time. (more…)