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A great ‘Gatsby’ prom

William Floyd High School seniors celebrated their prom on Friday, June 7, at Villa Lombardi’s. This year’s theme was “Gatsby.” About 500 students in good standing that …

Lightning sometimes does strike twice! On back-to-back days, the boys varsity and girls varsity 4x400-meter relay teams set new school records at the New York State Championship qualifying …

The Center Moriches Methodist Church will be hosting a dedication ceremony for the renovation of their 1800s cemetery. The event will be held on June 22 at 10 a.m. at the cemetery …

Bellport’s Playcrafters Theatre Company presents the comedic farce “The 39 Steps” for five performances starting Saturday, June 1. The play was adapted by Patrick Barlow from a …

The Brookhaven Town Board at its meeting on May 16 held off voting on a proposed zoning change for the former Dowling College aviation school campus off William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. …

Three students from both Patchogue-Medford and William Floyd high schools will be attending some of America’s top schools this year. Having placed in the top of their class, they are now headed …

Voters across Long Island headed to the polls Tuesday, May 21 to elect school board candidates and vote on budgets and bond issues. In the Patchogue-Medford School District, voters chose among …

SOUTH COUNTRY Voters in the South Country School District will decide whether to approve a budget of just over $143 million for the 2024-2025 fiscal year, an increase of 1.54 percent from the …

WILLIAM FLOYD Two trustees seek re-election In the William Floyd School District, two trustees are up for re-election, including Jennifer Ng Heitman and Kevin Meyer. They are running unopposed for …

William Floyd High School principal Philip Scotto recently conferred the Principal’s Award to the top 10 students for the William Floyd High School Class of 2024. This year’s …

Sarah Gross is a professional singer from Mastic Beach. She graduated from William Floyd in 2018 and performs at many venues on the island. Gross performed with Zach Bryan at UBS Arena in March. …

At the April 16 budget adoption meeting, the William Floyd Board of Education adopted its proposed budget for the 2024-25 school year, which calls for a slight increase of less than one percent (0.99 …

In the William Floyd School District, two trustees are up for re-election, including Jennifer Ng Heitman and Kevin Meyer. They are running unopposed for two three-year terms commencing July 1, 2024, …

On Monday, April 22, New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that for the FY 2025 budget, she would be increasing school aid by $1.3 billion to nearly $36 billion, including $24.9 billion in …

East Patchogue boy and second-grader (learning at a fourth-grade level) at Verne Critz Elementary School, Kenny Zalenski Jr., 7, is currently hospitalized and in need a of a heart transplant. In …

The Bay Area Friends of Fine Arts (BAFFA) held their annual juried invitational high school exhibition at their gallery in Gillette House. With submissions from high schools throughout Suffolk …

For the second consecutive year and the eighth time in district history, the William Floyd School District Music Department has been named a “Best Community for Music Education” by the …

Marcus Stroman grew up in Medford and graduated from Pat-Med High School in 2009. Stroman grew up a Yankees fan and his dream of wearing the pinstripes at the baseball cathedral on East 161st Street …

New York State legislators are hearing loud voices coming from Long Island colleges and universities, who are demanding that recently proposed legislation for schools include provisions for higher …

Shirley resident and owner of Freshy Fresh Bagels, Will Backhaus, and his son Joshua, 22, a William Floyd High School graduate, will open their second location at the former Spicy’s chicken …

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