10/02/14 1:00pm
Shoreham-Wading River sporting events have been cancelled for today as the district mourns the loss of Tom Cutinella. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Shoreham-Wading River sporting events have been cancelled for today as the district mourns the loss of Tom Cutinella. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

A Thursday evening vigil has been planned in memory of a Shoreham-Wading River athlete who died after being injured during a football game Wednesday evening.  (more…)

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…)

09/23/2014 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

08/11/2014 10:00 AM

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The Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education’s bond committee has scheduled a public meeting for Wednesday night to discuss developing a capital improvement plan.

In April, the school board agreed to create a bond committee tasked with addressing the district’s crumbling infrastructure. The tennis courts have remained closed since the district’s insurance company deemed them hazardous and unsafe.

The meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. in the high school library, according to the district’s website.

07/26/14 6:00am
07/26/2014 6:00 AM
Tesla Wardenclyffe Project, Inc. Courtesy Photo Nikola tesla

Credit: Tesla Wardenclyffe Project

Thanks to my brother-in-law, Ron, who takes care of our family’s technology troubles, I have now returned to using my prior email address (above). Ron has performed CPR on our computer and laptops many times, breathing life into blank screens of death and rescuing us from the evil deeds of cyber hackers. Thank you for the prudent use of your superior intellect, Ron.

Speaking of good guys with superior intellect, Nikola Tesla’s laboratory in Shoreham, the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, will see more progress as funds are raised for the restoration of the property and building. Its most recent progress was a visit in September 2013 by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, who dedicated a statue in Tesla’s honor. For now, the grounds of the former Peerless Photo laboratory have been cleaned up, sodded and flowered. Wading River resident and artist Anna Jurinich forwarded me information that her friend Jane Alcorn stands at the helm of Friends of Science East Inc., which is working to complete the project. Jane wants to educate us about the local vision that will progress with all our help. Matt Inman of the comics website theoatmeal.com has raised $1.2 million — thanks Matt, you’re great! — but the project can only be completed if we all help to raise funds (of any amount). For more info and to donate visit teslasciencecenter.org and click on “Benevity” and “Easy Match.”

The lawn of CVS on Route 25A in Wading River was a wonderful spot to witness the fireworks show above the carnival sponsored by Peconic Bay Medical Center July 2-5. Everyone enjoyed the bursts of color and noise in the night sky, put on by Newton Shows. People squealed with delight as they exercised their slogan, “We’re in business for fun.”

Bob and Jen Gebbia, owners of Palmer’s American Grille in Farmingdale, have joined with Palmer’s executive Anthony Rossi and executive chef John Catalanotto to acquire the restaurant at The Vineyards Golf Club, a Riverhead staple. (Jen also works at the Deli at Wading River.) The three men have been in business together for nine years at Palmer’s. Saturday, Aug. 2, will mark the new restaurant’s grand opening at The Vineyards. Bob and Jen say that it will operate separately from the golf club.

Happy Birthday to Teresa Maca, a colleague of mine at Montauk Bus, who celebrated July 2. Teresa always does an amazing job. Teresa, may your life in 2014-15 be filled with love, abundance and luck.

07/01/2014 6:00 AM

The Shoreham-Wading River School District is hosting two public forums to provide the community with an opportunity to meet Miller Avenue Elementary School’s new principal.

The meet-and-greet event with principal Christine Carlson is scheduled for Tuesday, July 1, between noon and 1 p.m., and Wednesday between 9 to 10 a.m.

Both meetings will take place in the district office board room.