01/17/15 7:00am
01/17/2015 7:00 AM

Well hello, dear readers. It’s nice to be back. I truly missed you and being able to attempt to be entertaining and informative in this space. I trust that your holidays were relaxing and joyous spending time with your family and friends during this festive season.  (more…)

10/04/14 5:00am
10/04/2014 5:00 AM

As has started in September and continues through October, if you intend to make a left-hand turn off Randall Road onto Route 25A in Wading River you’d best heed the words “Go the long way.” These weekends mark a steady stream of traffic coming off William Floyd Parkway and extending to Sound Avenue. (more…)

09/06/14 6:00am
09/06/2014 6:00 AM
The graduating class of 2014 at Shoreham-Wading River was the last for longtime teacher Kevin Mann. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

The graduating class of 2014 at Shoreham-Wading River was the last for longtime teacher Kevin Mann. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

Kevin Mann, former faculty leader of the Global Awareness Club and prominent member of the Hope Children’s Fund, who recently retired, sent a message to the parents and students of Shoreham-Wading River High School to express his thanks to the community for a “40-year relationship that started in 1974 and ended with the commencement of the Class of 2014. (more…)

08/23/14 5:00am
08/23/2014 5:00 AM

As the Eagles have sung, “There’s a New Kid in Town.” Kiran Malhotra is now the owner of Shoreham Wines & Spirits on Route 25A. Kiran is a 22-year resident of Shoreham, a graduate of Shoreham-Wading River High School, a military veteran and former staff member of the store.  (more…)

06/27/14 6:00am
06/27/2014 6:00 AM

Congratulations to Shoreham-Wading River High School’s Class of 2014. The security of being under the watchful eyes of your teachers is now over. You will now go on in life to either full-time employment, military training or full-time studies, furthering your education near or far, and will be the master of your own destiny.


02/21/14 6:00am
02/21/2014 6:00 AM
Wading River resident Jody Mitchell recently published "Angels & Ogres," a book of poems. (Screenshot taken by Jennifer Gustavson)

Wading River resident Jody Mitchell recently published “Angels & Ogres,” a book of poems. (Screenshot taken by Jennifer Gustavson)

It won’t surprise anyone that we’ve exceeded the expected 25 inches of snow this winter. So far we’re up to 55 inches and winter isn’t over yet. I’m sure the ice and snow will diminish if we all just close our eyes and think SPRING.


05/11/11 12:02am
05/11/2011 12:02 AM

Liz Taggart

Whoever invented Mother’s Day deserves a lot of credit. I think it’s wonderful that we set aside one day when mothers and grandmothers have the chance to be treated like royalty. For 24 hours it’s an written law that there will be no cooking and no housework for Mom, that margaritas will be served on the deck and that offspring and husbands must lavish Mom with beautiful gifts, lovely sentiments and lottery tickets. This is truly a day that every woman on the planet must cherish. As the kids would say, “Mother’s Day rocks!”

Speaking of those who wouldn’t mind a day when they could be treated like royalty, happy birthday to my brother Rich, who was born on May 13 a few decades ago, truly a grand entrance into the world worthy of a royal salute.

The Shoreham-Wading River Community Band will present its spring concert, “A Salute To Our Armed Forces,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 27, in the Shoreham-Wading River High School auditorium. The band will salute our men and women in uniform with American classics and all-time favorites. Admission is free; the band is sponsored by SWR Community Programs. For more information, call 821-8116.

Next Tuesday, May 17, is the election for the SWR school board and the district budget vote. There will be seven candidates running for three open board seats: Robert Alcorn, Jack Costas, Anthony DeLouise, Keith Field, William McGrath, Stephen Offutt and John Zukowski.

Save the date: On Wednesday, May 18, the school district will host a parent forum entitled “Bullying: What Should Parents Know?” beginning at 7 p.m. at the high school. There isn’t a manual that comes with the job of parenting and we could use all the help we can get. Whether you’re the parent of an adolescent or an elementary school student, this problem could impact your family. The evening will feature information and advice from an expert in the field, renowned speaker Alisty Keneth from AJK Diversified.

Let’s hear it for all the wonderful mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers out there. (They don’t call us “great” for nothing, you know.)

We’ll meet again here, next week.