SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Every subscription to the Northport Journal helps cover the costs to keep the paper online and operating, and contributes to our mission: to deliver the best local news possible, quickly and credibly.


An in-depth look at Ramon’s Place, Northport High School’s very own food pantry

Nov 26, 2021 | Schools

In March of 2018, Northport High School student Ashleigh Basel pitched an idea for her Girl Scouts project: What if we put a food pantry in the high school? What may have at first seemed a typical community service project…

Operation Shoe Drop hits Brosnan building in demonstration against potential vaccine mandates for children

Nov 20, 2021 | Schools

Over 180 pairs of shoes, left in the walkway and on the steps leading up to the William J. Brosnan building in Northport this past Thursday evening, were displayed in a silent demonstration against potential state mandates…

Tigers field hockey ends season with flawless record and state championship

Nov 15, 2021 | Schools

Nothing would get it in the way of the Northport girls varsity field hockey team this weekend – or this season – as the Tigers finished their perfect season 21-0, claiming the title of New York State Champions with a win…

A thrilling game and heartbreaking loss ends Tigers football season in semifinals

Nov 14, 2021 | Schools

It was a beautiful night for football as the Tigers took on Lindenhurst in the Division II County semifinal this past Friday, November 12. The Tigers had the ball to start the game and moved the chains a few times but were…

High school schedules presentation by the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center

Nov 10, 2021 | Schools

On the afternoon of October 8, 2021, Superintendent of Schools Robert Banzer notified district residents and parents that “several hateful words and symbols, including a swastika and racial and homophobic slurs, were found in…

“Complete team” effort secures first round playoff win for Tigers; Lindenhurst up next

Nov 8, 2021 | Schools

On a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon, the Lions from West Islip were looking to avenge a 21-7 week two loss to our Northport Tigers. The Tigers were also looking for revenge from last spring’s playoff loss to the Lions…

Board of ed crafts letter to Governor Hochul advocating for optional masking in schools

Nov 6, 2021 | Schools

Near the end of this past Thursday’s board of education meeting, just before the scheduled public comment section, Superintendent Robert Banzer read aloud a letter he said trustees would sign and send to the state, advocating…

Let’s go, Tigers! Sports season updates and roundup, from cross country and field hockey to golf

Nov 4, 2021 | Schools

"Not done yet" has become the celebratory cheer of the Northport High School field hockey team, as it heads undefeated into the Long Island Championship this weekend. Here's a round-up of what's happening (and what's…

Down to the wire: Tigers' last-second field goal brings a victory on Senior Day

Nov 2, 2021 | Schools

A rainy Senior Day at Northport High School saw the Bulls from Smithtown West come in and try to rain even more on the Tigers’ parade. The Tigers had lost two games in the last three weeks and their confidence had taken a…

Tigers attempt comeback; show true grit and heart in tough loss to Hills East

Oct 27, 2021 | Schools

Turning the ball over in football is a recipe for disaster. The only thing that can overcome turnovers is heart, determination and grit, all of which was on full display as the Tigers played on the road against the Hills East…

Under new direction, Northport High School’s orchestra program hopes to increase community visibility

Oct 27, 2021 | Schools

Northport High School’s orchestra, a staple of our district's award-winning music education, has recently undertaken new leadership, both student and non. With this new direction comes much hope: fresh events to be planned…

Local lawns flocked with flamingos for high school fundraiser

Oct 23, 2021 | Schools

A colorful display of an unexpected – and unseasonal – joy has been migrating across Northport and East Northport, with more than 95 bright pink flamingos finding temporary homes on front lawns across the district.…

1 2 3 4 5 6 7