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Opinion / Letters

Opinion: Children’s health and well-being are in our hands

Aug 13, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

What if there was a deadly virus that had already killed hundreds of children – over four times more than during a typical flu season? What if that virus had hospitalized thousands of children, leaving many of them with…

Letter: Umpires – A dying breed

Jul 17, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

As a fifth-year umpire, I have warned many people that the umpire is becoming extinct. I have written countless social media posts about what I have endured through my first four seasons. I have gained some unbelievable…

Northport’s Glue: The Children

Jun 23, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

However, Northport is a special place. The students of Northport make everyone put aside their temporary differences and focus on what really matters. Shop in town – it is there where you will find the kids working…

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…

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