The is seeking input from members of the community on the new tax cap. Officials want to know what residents think of the state mandated 2 percent cap and has posted a survey on the school district’s website.
• Half Hollow Hills
At the Half Hollow Hills PTA Council’s Legislative Brunch, much of the discussion focused on the new tax cap. The brunch was attended by a variety of town, county and state representatives.
Lindenhurst resident John Lisi, president of the Daniel Street Civic Association, that discussed the possibility of finding savings in the Lindenhurst School District budget by analyzing the amount the district pays in health insurance for its educators.
As the calendar turned to February, Patchogue-Medford High School honored its .
Rep. Steve Israel honored Sachem High School North senior Garima Yadav for her recent selection as an Intel national semifinalist. Yadav's project was titled, "Discovery of Novel Benzimidazole-based Antibacterial Agents Targeting FtsZ for Potential Treatment of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis." She worked on the project at Stony Brook University under the guidance of Professor Iwao Ojima.
• West Islip
Longtime educator Mary Anderson, who spent the past 19 years as principal of Manetuck Elementary School, effective the end of the current school year. Anderson is currently in her 41st year in West Islip, and started her career as an elementary school teacher.