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Woman’s body found in search for missing Arizona kayakers in Mexico

A body of a woman has been discovered offshore in Mexico during the search for an Arizona couple who vanished while kayaking on Thanksgiving. Flagstaff residents Corey Allen and his wife, Yeon-Su Kim, were on the water near Rocky Point with their daughter at about 1 p.m. Thursday when strong gusts of wind picked up, according to a GoFundMe page to help find the couple. Allen took his daughter to the shore and went back to look for his wife, according to the fundraiser’s organizer, Lisa Aumack, who said both people disappeared. On Sunday, Mexican navy officials announced that the body of a woman matching...

Continue the Cones

I’ve never before written a Letter to the Editor, but I’ve been moved to do so to express my support of Southampton Town’s cone program on Montauk Highway. It is my understanding that the program is to end on Wednesday. I’ve taught in Southampton for 20 years...

A Summer Of Discontent In Long Island’s Coastal Waters:

New 2022 Map Shows Record Number of Fish Kills, Dead Zones, and Toxic Tides That Intensified Under the Heat of Summer. Scientists at Stony Brook University have completed their assessment of water quality in Long Island’s estuaries in 2022 and the news is not good –the announcement was made recently at a press conference on the Cold Spring Harbor waterfront. During the months of June through September, every major bay and estuary across Long Island was afflicted by fish kills, algal blooms and oxygen-starved, dead zones. Excessive delivery of nitrogen from onsite wastewater has been cited as the root cause of these disturbing events.

Presenting Ms. McFadzen

For the 2022-2023 school year Hampton Bays High School is welcoming Ms. McFadzen who is a leave replacement in the Special Education department and assists as a Social Studies teacher. Ms. McFadzen grew up in Commack on Long Island, New York. Ms. McFadzen taught in the Middle School last year and had the opportunity to apply for a teacher position in the High School for this year.

Five tree lighting events across the North Fork

Southold Historical Museum Tree Lighting | Photo by Michelina Da Fonte. Nothing sparks that holiday feeling more than a tree lighting. If you missed out on the Annual Candlelight Tour and Tree Lighting hosted by the Southold Historical Museum this past Friday don’t fret, here are five upcoming tree lighting events across the North Fork to get your fill of holiday cheer.

Schmitt’s farm expands to second location in Laurel

Matt and Phil Schmitt of Riverhead have plans to take over their cousin’s Laurel farm stand. They are currently open for Christmas trees and will celebrate a grand opening in the spring. (Credit: Tara Smith) There’s a new place to buy Christmas trees in Laurel with a familiar name....

Hampton Bays Welcomes Ms. Halleran

Have you ever heard of a teacher that can speak six languages and ride a dirt bike? Well, there happens to be one amongst this year’s new faculty. Ms. Halleran is the new Government and Global 10 teacher. She is most fluent in English, Spanish, and Greek but she can also speak Russian, Farsi, and Polish. With her knowledge of languages she has said that if she could teach any other subject it would be Spanish or simply teaching students other languages. She had a professor who would often tell her that she would become a teacher and teach history to which she would say, “I don’t like history, I don’t want to be a teacher.” Five years later she is doing exactly what he told her she’d be doing.

Introducing Chef Curtis

Chef Curtis is the Basic Food Prep and Culinary Class teacher at Hampton Bays High School. Chef Curtis grew up in Hampton Bays and attended school here. In high school he played baseball, wrestling, and golf; he admits he wasn’t the best but he did have a lot of school spirit. He considered himself a good kid in school but he does admit that his science teacher wouldn’t agree. “I will say after just two weeks of teaching, it’s really humbled me and I’d like to apologize to any teacher I gave a hard time to.”

Fifty-four Riverhead High School students named AP Scholars

Fifty-four Riverhead High School students have been named AP Scholars, the Riverhead school district announced in a press release. Thirty-four Riverhead High School students received the designation of AP Scholar, granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. Six students received the designation of AP Scholar with Honor, granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Fourteen students received the designation of AP Scholar with Distinction, granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Officers help deliver baby boy on Long Island: Suffolk police

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (PIX11) – Four Suffolk County police officers delivered a healthy baby boy in Shirley early Saturday morning, authorities said. Rebecca Reyes placed a 911 call around 10:13 a.m. to Suffolk County police officers explaining she was going into labor, police said. When officers arrived, Reyes said she “felt the baby about to come […]