Branch Brook Students Discover: Pumpkin Experience

pumpkin experience

Third Graders Pair up with Kindergartners for a pumpkin experience  Students at Branch Brook Elementary School rolled up their sleeves and got a creative lesson in agriculture and math last week. Kindergartners paired up with Third Graders to work together in some hands-on pumpkin activities at Branch Brook Elementary School. The lessons in agriculture, science and teamwork were all


Budding Scientists Explore Nissequogue River

Nissequogue River day in the life

Harbor Country Day School “Citizen Scientists” Explore and Analyze Nissequogue River Innovative Day in the Life program allows students to contribute to scientific study of Long Island’s precious natural resource By Katherine O’Brien On October 7, 48 students from Harbor Country Day School, led by science teachers Lauren Rosella and Kevin Hughes, joined nearly 400 other


Closing Up Your Pond for the Season


Meet the Long Island Pond Whisperer By Maureen Rossi Robert Riccardo is a professional pond builder who says he absolutely loves going to work.  He has built thousands of ponds, waterfalls and gardens all over Nassau and Suffolk.  He actually owns the title of building the most public displays in the country.  “It all started with


Plastic Bag Legislation


Why Trotta and Kennedy Voted No By Maureen Rossi The Suffolk County Legislature just approved in a 13-4 vote what appears to be a green initiative they call “A Local Law to Reduce the Use of Carryout Bags in Retail Sales.”   The color green often represents something related to the environment but it’s also the


Smithtown’s Jane Conway Named Zonta Suffolk County Legacy

Picture at the awards dinner are from left: Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy, Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Alfred Lama, former New York State Supreme Court Judge and Jane’s husband, Jane Conway, Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta and Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy, Jr.
Photo Courtesy of Legislator Trotta's Office

The global organization Zonta, acclaimed for its advocacy work, empowering and advancing the status of women everywhere, has named Smithtown’s Jane Conway as its Suffolk County Legacy. The Zonta Suffolk County Chapter commemorated the 50th anniversary at a dinner Gala on September 28th, 2016. Influential local officials including Legislator Leslie Kennedy, Comptroller John Kennedy, Islip


The United States’ Internet Giveaway

internet giveaway

Op-ed Written by Congressman Lee Zeldin (NY-01) At midnight, October 1, 2016, the United States’ oversight of the internet was given away. With so much focus on the Presidential election, many Americans aren’t even aware that this is happening. In the 1960s, the United States launched the U.S. Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA)


Columbus Day Weekend Guide to Fun


Columbus Day Weekend is action packed with fun for all ages. Whether you have the kids for a long weekend or find the time to do a little Island exploration, there’s fall fun around every corner. We did some exploring of our own to discover some new and exceptional events, unique venues and farm festivals


Smithtown’s Gift to Hope Children’s Home in Kenya

hope children's home in Kenya

One very special teacher, who inspired minds here in Smithtown and far abroad in Kenya, has found a way to connect us all together. Former Smithtown Social Studies teacher, Larry Hohler, collected gently used soccer uniforms and soccer balls from Smithtown Central School District and delivered them to the Hope Children’s Home in Kenya.  The


SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age Tonight

SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Don’t miss the acclaimed feature documentary; SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age playing tonight in a special public screening at Harbor Country Day School.  As featured on Good Morning America, SCREENAGERS is first feature documentary  to dive into the impact, which the digital age has on children and offers solutions to parents On Thursday, September


Fire Safety at St James FD


Did you know that a fire department responds to a fire call every 23 seconds in the U.S.? In fact there is a Fire related civilian injury every 33 minutes and a fire related death every two hours and 41 minutes every day. October is Fire Safety Month and the Volunteer heroes at St. James