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Opinion / Letters

Letter: Community shines at Clean the Bay Day

Jun 17, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

This past Saturday I had the pleasure to host a Clean the Bay Day along with the Northport Native Garden Initiative organization and I am proud to say our community shines! With the organizational help of Sara Abbass, Nicole…

Letter: We know we did the right thing

Jun 17, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

On Saturday, June 12, we went to a beach clean-up at Scudder Park. This beach clean up meant so much to us. We found dozens of pieces of trash. From big foam blocks to an almost 20-feet-long hose. To clean up this beach in…

Letter: Our children deserve nothing less than “Yes”

Jun 12, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

As a graduate from our district that chose to return here to raise my own family, I can wholeheartedly say that I love Northport and our schools are no exception. It is no secret that the past few years have been difficult…

Letter from Superintendent Banzer: Exercise your right to vote

Jun 10, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

The school district budget revote will take place on June 15 and I encourage our entire community to exercise their right to vote. The Northport-East Northport UFSD has put forth a new proposed budget with a 0% tax levy…

A list of grievances to an English department

Jun 5, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

I feel at this point it would not be controversial to say America’s educational system is inherently flawed. And while this statement may not be followed by a bellow of boos as it would have in previous years, the sentence is…

Vote Yes

Jun 4, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

The new budget being proposed by the district has a 0.0% tax increase. If this budget is approved by voters on June 15, for the second year in a row our school tax levy will stay flat, with the only increase coming in the…

Letter: A small price to pay for stability

May 27, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

While listening to the livestream of the election results my audio happened to cut out seconds before the outcome was announced, then back a moment later to clapping/applause. I could only assume that meant the budget had…

Letter: A community divided; time to change the tide

May 20, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

The community is divided, once again, over another very polarizing subject. First, there was the toxic contamination found at NMS which required closing the school in order to remediate, then there was the LIPA settlement…

Opinion: The budget vote failure, from a student’s perspective

May 20, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

As cyclical as the seasons, this year’s budget vote has come and gone – but this time, it’s left a mess in its tracks. For the first time since 2005, a Northport-East Northport district budget has not passed, losing by a…

Letter: One community with a common goal

May 19, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

It was good for this district to have a few candidates looking to fill the trustee seats and actually have a campaign with choices. These volunteer positions require a tremendous amount of work. While I was hoping that…

Letter: Brightside Avenue bus yard a major blight for some residents

May 16, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

Last year our school district moved the buses from NMS to rented space on Brightside Avenue. This particular lot(s) has the least restrictive zoning in all of Huntington Township. I was told by Robert Howard on the business…

Letter: The right choices for the Board of Education

May 15, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

The following is my own opinion. I strongly support Vicki Buscareno and Carol Taylor for this year’s Northport-East Northport Board of Education (BOE) election. Both Vicki and Carol put children and education first. I've had…

Letter from Superintendent Banzer on 2021-2022 Budget

May 14, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

This year, as with all years past, the focus of the budget is on providing students with a high-quality education and a vast array of extracurricular opportunities while being mindful of long-term fiscal stability for our…

School closings will have deep impact

Apr 21, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

Since the beginning of this school year, I have been part of a large contingent of parents and community members strongly voicing opposition to the Northport-East Northport School District’s plan to close Bellerose Avenue…