02/16/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik

There’s good and bad fiscal news out of a recent legislative breakfast held in the Longwood School District attended by state legislators and school officials, according to School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik. (more…)

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12/19/16 4:30pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO

Junior high athletics are all about learning the basics of the sport, improving skills and having fun. Games are played giving equal playing time to all athletes.

As girls and boys begin to physically mature and are exposed to playing a sport daily, their skills increase, sometimes dramatically, even over a fairly short 10-week season. (more…)

06/24/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

Shelter Island is losing four of its faculty members to retirement this month — a significant loss for any small school district to absorb.

Math teacher Virginia Gibbs, Athletic Director Richard Osmer, special education and reading specialist Roberta Garris and industrial arts teacher Jack Reardon all retire at the end of this month. (more…)

04/25/15 8:00am
MICHAEL WHITE

MICHAEL WHITE

Kids, by nature, are scorekeepers. Meaning they’re constantly comparing what they have — or more specifically, what they don’t have — with other kids, and keeping track.

I know this because I was a kid and I knew plenty of other kids, too. We all kept score, whether it was a blockbuster movie another classmate got to see first, a neighbor’s vacation to Disney World or trip to Action Park, or everyone having Reebok Pumps except for you. (more…)

03/22/15 8:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO | Anne DeStefano feeding the giraffe, with Bob Jr. and the columnist behind her.

COURTESY PHOTO |
Anne DeStefano feeding the giraffe, with Bob Jr. and the columnist behind her.

I am finding that one of the things that comes with age is having the time to just sit around and think.

As I sit here in Florida, this column will prove that although the weather is just about perfect, I have very little to do.

So, as I start my second week of a two-week vacation, what I have to report is — I’m writing this column. (more…)