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Protesters say LI high school stage musical is racist  Newsday

About 40 people protested outside Huntington High School on Saturday against a musical play taking place inside that they say is racist against ...

School district reviewing relationship with Suffolk PD  Newsday

The Huntington School District is reviewing its relationship with the Suffolk County Police Department after a published story about a school-based police ...

3 Arrested For Stabbing Are MS-13 Members From Huntington HS: DA  Huntington, NY Patch

Three people arrested for a stabbing that broke out in Huntington Station on Wednesday have been confirmed as MS-13 gang members and students at ...

9 Huntington High School Students Art Displayed At Local Gallery  Huntington, NY Patch

9 Huntington Students' Art Displayed At Gallery - Huntington, NY - The students' work is being exhibited at the Huntington Arts Council's High Arts Showcase XV ...

Officials: Stabbing suspects tied to MS-13  Newsday

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the back and another boy was injured in the attack, which occurred behind a Burger King near Huntington High School, ...

Huntingtons 2019-20 School Budget: What You Need To Know  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington's 2019-20 School Budget Information - Huntington, NY - Huntington residents will vote on the budget in addition to electing two trustees to sit on the ...

Huntington High School Stage Duo Nominated For Roger Rees Awards  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington Stage Duo Nominated For Awards - Huntington, NY - Keenan Lyons and Isabella Cahill were recognized for their excellence in student performance ...

Huntington School Budget Passes  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington School Budget Passes - Huntington, NY - The Huntington School budget passed, and William Dwyer and Michele Kustera were elected to the school ...

Huntington High School Grandfriends Throws Senior-Senior Prom  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington HS Grandfriends Throws Senior Prom - Huntington, NY - The school's Grandfriends Club threw an event that drew 135 local senior citizens for an ...

How a Crackdown on MS-13 Caught Up Innocent High School Students  The New York Times

The Trump administration went after gang members — and instead destroyed the American dreams of immigrant teenagers around the country.

Long Island Schools Move to Curb Police Role in Detaining Immigrant Students  ProPublica

In response to our story about a student who was detained and deported after drawing a doodle of his school mascot, the Huntington district is seeking a ...

Should Huntington UFSD Get Rid Of Its SRO Program?  Huntington, NY Patch

Does Huntington Need To Get Rid Of Its SRO Program - Huntington, NY - In a NYT/ProPublica story, the school's SRO officer accused a Huntington High School ...

Huntington School District To Review Relationship With Suffolk Police  WSHU

Huntington School District is reviewing its relationship with Suffolk County Police after ProPublica and The New York Times reported that officers.

LI Schools Move To Curb PD Role In Detaining Immigrant Students

Schools Take Step To Curb PD Role - Huntington, NY - In response to a ProPublica story, the Huntington school district is seeking a countywide agreement to ...

Legislator Discusses SRO Officer, Gang Activity In Huntington  Huntington, NY Patch

Legislator Discusses SRO Officer, Gang Activity - Huntington, NY - "Gang violence is an attack not only on individuals, but on the entire community and is ...

Public speaks out after article on student’s deportation  Newsday

Emotions ran high at a packed Huntington school board meeting Monday at which residents, administrators and board members spoke out about a New York ...

Huntington School District: Important Dates Remaining For 2019  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington School District Important Dates 2019 - Huntington, NY - Key dates remaining on the Huntington Union Free School District 2019 calendar.

How My High School Destroyed An Immigrant Kid's Life Because He Drew The School's Mascot  Techdirt

Late last year, Pro Publica and the NY Times published an incredible, long and infuriating article, mostly about how a high school in NY destroyed an immigrant ...

Huntington High School Chamber Choir performs holiday songs  News 12 Long Island

Huntington High School Chamber Choir was one of the winners of News 12 Long Island's Sounds of the Season series.

School leader: Musical won't be performed again  Newsday

"Saturday's last scheduled performance was the district's final showing and the district reiterates that 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' will not be performed in the ...

Cases of 3 accused of attacking students adjourned  Newsday

The cases of three alleged MS-13 members accused of attacking Huntington High School students were adjourned to Jan. 22, a day after the White House again ...

Case heightens concern about school officers  Newsday

Suffolk Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart says the program that puts police in schools is "a huge, huge part of our bridge-building with our communities" and ...

Huntington HS Filmmakers Win 2nd Place In Multi-State Contest  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington HS Filmmakers Win 2nd Place - Huntington, NY - A team of five Huntington high schoolers captured second place in the 10 Day Film Challenge ...

Huntington  Newsday

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This past Saturday an impromptu performance at the Huntington Mall began with a shout known to all musical lovers: 'Pulitzer and Hearst, they think we're ...

84-Unit Apartment Building Proposed For Downtown Huntington  Huntington, NY Patch

84-Unit Apartment Building Proposed For Huntington - Huntington, NY - The developers are scheduled to appear before the Huntington Town Board.

Obituary: Joseph Manaker, 16, Huntington High School Student

Obituary: Joseph Manaker, 16, Of Huntington - Huntington, NY - "His larger-than-life personality could quickly bring a smile to anyone's face," the Huntington ...

White House tweets about Huntington Station stabbing  Newsday

A tweet from the White House sought to connect debate over illegal immigration to a Huntington Station stabbing allegedly committed by three MS-13 gang ...

Man Found Dead On Huntington High School Grounds  Huntington, NY Patch

Man Found Dead On Huntington High School Grounds - Huntington, NY - Police say the death is non-criminal.

Police investigating whether attack on teen linked to stabbing by alleged MS-13 members  WABC-TV

Eyewitness News has located cell phone video - now being looked at by Suffolk Police - which shows a violent attack on a teenager in the same parking lot ...

Caught on camera: Brutal attack at Huntington Station Burger King  News 12 Long Island

A brutal attack was caught on camera last month outside the Burger King on New York Avenue in Huntington Station.

School budgets pass in 123 of LI's 124 districts  Newsday

Budgets in 123 school districts across Long Island passed Tuesday, including in Eastport-South Manor, where voters approved the $96.5 million budget for the ...

LI violinist, music teacher dies at 82  Newsday

An alumnus of the esteemed Huntington music program under Karolyi said, "I've never seen anything like it since."

Friends Of OHEKA Announces Scholarships And Humanitarian Honorees  Huntington, NY Patch

Friends Of OHEKA Scholarships And Humanitarians - Huntington, NY - Five Town of Huntington seniors, as well as humanitarian honorees Steven and Paul ...

Voting on school budgets, board races is Tuesday  Newsday

Tuesday is decision day in public school districts across Long Island, with votes on budgets totaling more than $13 billion and board races where hot-button ...

Protestors Take On Long Island High School Production of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Citing 'Racism is Not Entertainment'  Broadway World

Newsday Reports that protestors took to the streets outside Huntington High School in Long Island to protest the production of Thoroughly Modern Millie taking ...

Huntington HS Was Uninformed Of States Gang Prevention Plan, Superintendent Says

Huntington Was Uninformed Of State's Gang Plan - Huntington, NY - Unbeknownst to the district, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an initiative to bring state ...

Suspected MS-13 members arraigned on assault charges in fellow student's stabbing on Long Island  WABC-TV

The three Long Island high school students, believed by law enforcement to be members of MS-13, who allegedly stabbed a fellow student earlier this month ...

New Chief of Department at Halesite FD  Huntington, NY Patch

On January 1, 2019 the Halesite Fire District will swear in its new Chief of Department, James Magerle, age 40. If the name Magerle sounds familiar, it's because ...

Huntington High School Mock Trial Team Takes Suffolk Championship, Sets Sights on State Title

After a hard-fought competition, the team captured the Suffolk County Championship of the New York State Bar Association's Mock Trial Tournament.

Official: Threat to schools on Instagram probed  Newsday

Authorities are investigating the source of a comment on the Huntington school district Instagram page “suggesting violence against our schools should a ...

MS-13 members charged in New York brawl let go from ICE custody by federal judges before attack, officials say  Fox News

Two of the three suspected MS-13 members arrested following a bat and knife attack outside a Burger King restaurant in New York this week were previously ...

Suffolk authorities closely monitoring MS-13 in response to teen's stabbing  News 12 Long Island

Suffolk County authorities are watching closely after a teenager was stabbed in by three suspected MS-13 gang members who attend Huntington High School.

Long Island valedictorians 2019 - ND Feature Grid  Newsday

Meet Long Island's 2019 valedictorians, arranged in alphabetical order by school. To report errors, please call 631-843-4813. Also, see this year's salutatorians.

2 Huntington Teens Seriously Hurt In Southern State Bus Crash  Huntington, NY Patch

2 Huntington Teens Seriously Hurt In SS Bus Crash - Huntington, NY - Thirty-eight teens and five adults were on the bus at the time of the crash, State Police ...

Huntington High Welcomes New Principal

Huntington, NY - Current assistant principal Brenden Cusack was unanimously appointed to the position at a trustee meeting Monday night.

Principal sings message to students in music video  Newsday

Huntington High School Principal Brenden Cusack uses song to thank school community for helping him as he recovers from a broken ankle.

Police probe ‘non-criminal’ death at high school  Newsday

Suffolk County Police reported Monday that they were investigating the death — described as “non-criminal” — of an unidentified man whose body was found on ...

State rating of schools and districts  Newsday

Effort to measure student achievement and growth.

Huntington Teacher Shaves Head For Childhood Cancer  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington Teacher Shaves Head For Childhood Cance - Huntington, NY - Maria Canino also raised $1775​ for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

WWII vet who became town's first black cop dies  Newsday

Richard Henry Robertson Sr. lived many lives in his nine decades — an outfielder in the Negro Leagues, a World War II veteran, Huntington's first black police ...

MS-13 Gang Member Coerced New Recruits, Threatened Violence: DA  Huntington, NY Patch

MS-13 Gang Member Threatened New Recruits: DA - Huntington, NY - "When the boys resisted, this defendant stated to them in unequivocal terms, 'This is how ...

Full Agenda for Tuesday's Town Board Meeting |

Bird watchers and opponents of the Long Island Power Authority tax lawsuit are among those expected at Tuesday's Town Board meeting. The Bald Eagles of ...

Huntington High Welcomes 2 New Assistant Principals

Huntington, NY - Joseph DiTroia and Gamal Smith were appointed Tuesday.

Vigil To Honor Memory Of Whitman Teacher, Wrestling Coach  Huntington, NY Patch

Vigil To Honor Memory Of Whitman Teache - Huntington, NY - Members of the South Huntington community will honor the legacy of Vincent Altebrando on ...

Voters Guide: Huntington 2018-19 School Budget, Board Election  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington 2018-19 School Budget - Huntington, NY - What you need to know for election day.

LI students host forum on mass shootings  Newsday

The discussion on gun violence came after the Parkland, Florida, shooting that killed 17 people and as area schools consider different security measures.

6 Hurt In Crash Involving School Bus In Huntington Station  Huntington, NY Patch

6 Hurt In School Bus Crash In Huntington Station - Huntington, NY - High school students were on board at the time of the Monday morning crash.

Andre Sorrentino Fundraiser |

Friends of Andre Sorrentino for Huntington Town Council cordially invite you to his “People Over Politics” Campaign Kickoff Monday, May 6th from 6pm-8pm at ...

Huntington Gets Into the School Spirit for Homecoming Day

Huntington, NY - Find out what's in store for Huntington High School's Homecoming Day celebration.

Suffolk, Nassau teams win county mock trial contests  Newsday

Teams from Huntington and Massapequa high schools are this year's mock trial champions for Suffolk and Nassau counties, respectively.Huntington's team ...

Roane County High School teacher suspended over allegations dating back two decades  WOWK

According to a 21-page suspension order signed by Steven L. Paine, the State Superintendent of Schools, a former Roane County High School science teacher ...

Chef who 'loved making people smile' dies at 66  Newsday

Pete Silvestri's joy in life was putting a smile on everyone's face. Whether it was through baking one of his famous cheesecakes for friends, creating a satisfying ...

First LEGO League Qualifiers To Begin Across Long Island  Long Island Weekly News

Students from across Long Island are set to blast off into a series of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League ...

Alan Kuver, 47, Huntington High School fencing coach  Newsday

Carly Glowacky was at Sacred Heart University, fencing for its Division I program and frustrated at the intense level of competition, when she called her old high ...

LI boy with ‘oversized smile’ dies at 16, family says  Newsday

The freshman was a regular at school sporting events and excited to be in his first high school theater production, his parents said.

Boys outdoor track athletes to watch in 2019  Newsday

Michael Danzi of Smithtown West is all smiles ahead of Ryan Fowkes of East Hampton in the 1,000-meter finals at the Suffolk state qualifier track meet in ...

Photos: Huntingtons Class of 2015 Graduates

Huntington, NY - Lots of great photos shared on social media.

Tietjen twins now inseparable as Hall of Famers  Newsday

Sisters who starred at Huntington High School and at UConn are inductees to the Long Island Soccer Player Hall of Fame.

Marshall University Theatre presents political comedy, drama 'In the Wake'  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - Marshall University's School of Theatre takes on the heated political comedy "In the Wake" set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb.

Zoning Board Rejects New Antennas in Church Steeple |

The Zoning Board of Appeals has rejected a proposal to allow new antennas for wireless *service* in an extended steeple at the Centerport United Methodist ...

Someone shouted 'duck' before bus hit overpass, injuring high schoolers: Police  ABC News

Either the driver or a chaperone yelled "duck" before a charter bus carrying mostly high school students struck an overpass in Long Island, New York, state ...

Otto Kahn Scholarship Available To Town of Huntington Students  Huntington, NY Patch

Otto Kahn Scholarship Available - Huntington, NY - Winners will be awarded a minimum of $2500 at the annual Garden Party at Oheka Castle in June.

DA Sini, SCPD Commissioner Hart: Three MS-13 Gang Members Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing Teenager in Huntington Station

Hauppauge, NY - January 11, 2019 - Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini and Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart today announced ...

Huntington-Area Students Named Otto Kahn Scholarship Winners  Huntington, NY Patch

Otto Kahn Scholarship Winners 2018 - Huntington, NY - Winners will be awarded $3000 at the Gatsby-themed annual Garden Party at Oheka Castle in June.

Inspirational Huntington Teen With Rare Disease Has Died

Huntington, NY - Eli Mollineaux, a high school sophomore at Huntington High School, inspired the community with his tenacious spirit.

Sports Jersey Or Gang Symbol? Why Spotting MS-13 Recruits Is Tougher Than It Seems  WAMU 88.5

As the ruthless MS-13 gang targets younger members for recruitment, one of the challenges facing school administrators and law enforcement is figuring out ...

How to not go broke paying for your kids' sports  Newsday

The payoff: The kids learn to win and lose, set goals and work as a team, parents say.

Chosen 25 offensive tackle Darnell Wright signs with Tennessee  USA TODAY High School Sports

Huntington (W.Va.) High School offensive tackle Darnell Wright is officially off the board to Tennessee; the 6-foot-6, 320-pound star picked the Vols over West ...

Three Members of MS-13 Charged in Stabbing of Long Island Teen  The Daily Beast

Three MS-13 members have been charged with second-degree assault after allegedly stabbing a teen behind a Long Island Burger King. Ramon Arevalo Lopez ...

National Signing Day: Local high school players sign letters of intent  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

(WJHL) - Local student-athletes signed their letters of intents on National Signing Day. Here is a list of local signees. If we missed any, please click here to fill out ...

Huntington Named Long Island Boys Winter Track and Field Team of the Year

Huntington, NY - Leading the way for the Blue Devils was Infinite Tucker, who was unanimously chosen as USATF Long Island's Athlete of the Year.

DHS: Two NY MS-13 Stabbing Suspects Exploited Unaccompanied Minor Loophole to Enter U.S.  Breitbart

Two of the three suspects in the MS-13 gang-related assault of a Long Island teenager exploited the unaccompanied minor loophole after crossing the border ...

Huntington (N.Y.) football program earns 2016 Russell Athletic Fight Like Dylan Award  USA TODAY High School Sports

Huntington coach Steve Muller, Russell Athletic's Matt Murphy and Huntington Principal Brenden Cusack hold up the check (Photo: Ketchum) The story could ...

Obituary: Michael Fodera, 23, St. Anthonys High School Alum

Huntington, NY - Funeral mass will be held Tuesday.

Sign Up for Adult-Ed Courses in Huntington

Huntington, NY - Take a cooking class. Brush up on a language. There are plenty of opportunities to pick up a new skill.

20 Scholar Athletes Honored By Town of Huntington

20 Scholar Athletes Honored by Town of Huntington - Huntington, NY - These seniors excel in both academics and athletics.

Cuomo: Troopers going to 10 LI schools to fight gangs  Newsday

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday that 10 state troopers will immediately be deployed to 10 of the “highest-risk” schools in Suffolk County to stop ...

Sachem teams win Junior Iron Chef contest  Newsday

Students on two teams from the Sachem school district took the top awards in this year's Long Island Junior Iron Chef Competition. A team from Sachem High ...

MU Theater presents final week of 'In the Wake'  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University's School of Theatre takes on the heated political comedy "In the Wake" set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Feb ...

Unity festival celebrates town’s diversity  Newsday

An annual event aimed at celebrating diversity looked more like a large family reunion or a neighborhood block party Saturday. The Huntington Station event, ...

Habitat volunteer, veteran gets her own home  Newsday

A Long Island veteran who has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity for six years received the keys to a Habitat home of her own in Ronkonkoma on Monday, ...

SWR teacher receives scholarship to attend foreign language conference  Riverhead News Review

The NECTFL scholarship comes from a grant from Vista Higher Learning.

Students in parkway bus crash head home to heal  Newsday

Parents of some injured students say they worry about the emotional toll of the crash on their children.

Man Who Exposed Himself To Huntington Student Arrested: Police

Man Exposed Himself To Student: Police - Huntington, NY - BREAKING: The man was arrested at his home three days after the incident took place.

Residents plead with city to keep middle school intact  Daily Press

Rodney Hunter asked graduates of Huntington High School, now a middle school, to stand up. About 20 people in the Newport News City Council chambers ...

These 25 public high schools are the best for athletes in New York (report)

A handful of schools from Syracuse-based Section III made the state rankings.

High School Students Honored at Business Leadership Competition

Huntington, NY - Huntington area students among the winners.

Wake Up With BWW 4/9: FOSSE/VERDON Premieres, Ginna Claire Mason Begins in WICKED, and More!  Broadway World

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! First, we'd like to wish a great first performance to Ginna Claire Mason who joins the Broadway company of Wicked as Glinda ...

Converting Armory Into Huntington Community Center To Cost $10M

Huntington Community Center Convert To Cost $10M - Huntington, NY - The project is expected to be completed in 2019.​

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