People in fire districts throughout New York State will head to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 13, to vote on fire commissioner elections — and in some cases, special propositions specific to their districts.
Commissioners are the elected governing body of the fire district, a taxing district that funds equipment, buildings and, in some instances, employees.
Wading River Fire District residents will go to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 13, to decide the fate of a capital bond proposal for up to $6.8 million for improvements to the fire headquarters on North Country Road and the Hulse Landing Road fire substation. READ
Kaylyn Ahrenstein stands in the center of the football stadium at Stony Brook University, baton in hand, waiting for the marching band to begin playing. Wearing a short red uniform on a mid-November afternoon, the featured twirler raises her baton and smiles at the crowd.
Last year, teacher Dana Cerbone told her son Dominic about a young boy in her class who was sleeping on someone’s couch with his mother due to a financial hardship.
Sympathetic to the situation, Dominic has spent the past year sharing his clothes with the boy and sending him holiday gifts. About two months ago, after realizing they have a similar shoe size, the 11-year-old decided to give the boy his favorite pair of sneakers. READ
Hundreds of mourners gathered at Wading River Fire Department headquarters Monday to remember former Riverhead Town councilman and police officer Tim Buckley, who disappeared in September and was found dead last week in South Carolina. READ
Following the tragic suicides of two teenagers this school year, Shoreham-Wading River and neighboring school communities have come together to host educational forums for parents during the past two weeks.