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Community Generosity From Thomas J. Lahey School

Fourth-graders at Thomas J. Lahey in the Harborfields Central School District worked together to sort and box 

nonperishable food items in record time on Nov. 15.  A schoolwide drive, in partnership with the Harborfields Alliance for Community Outreach (HACO), was held during the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving to collect food items for families in need, […]

Harborfields: Back To School, back To Success

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Talented, dedicated, and innovative students and teachers were honored during the recognition portion of the Harborfields Central School District’s Board of Education meeting on Sept. 12, 2018.
Oldfield Middle School Assistant Principal Joseph Castoro was honored for winning the 2018 Fred Podolski Leadership and Innovation in Technology Visionary Award. This award is given to one Long […]

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Suffolk Health Commissioner Encourages Tobacco Users Young And Old To Seek Help In Attempting To Break Their Addiction

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Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken encourages residents who use tobacco to seek help in attempting to break their addiction by registering for Suffolk County’s  “Learn to Be …Tobacco Free” program. The program, which is free to Suffolk County residents, offers assistance with planning, support, and counseling. The program also provides over-the counter medications […]

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New Teachers Pick Up Tools To Teach

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As students gear up to head back to school, attending events like orientations, many teachers are doing the same. In the Harborfields Central School District, eight new teachers attended an orientation on Aug. 28, 2018, enabling them to get acclimated to the district’s policies, procedures and culture. Throughout the day, new staff members became acquainted […]

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SCSSA Releases Its Blueprint For Action To Enhance School Safety

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On Aug. 27, 2018, the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association executive board introduced the association’s five-point Blueprint for Action to Enhance School Safety during a meeting with Suffolk County law enforcement officials and representatives from the office of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.
Hosted by the Elwood School District, the meeting was facilitated by Dr. Kenneth […]

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Suffolk County Executive Bellone, Police Commissioner Hart Announce School Safety Plan Ahead Of Back To School

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart announced a multi-pronged plan designed to increase school safety and reduce response times for emergency personnel ahead of the start of the 2018-2019 School Year. The latest initiatives are in addition to several public safety measures recently undertaken by Suffolk County to ensure students, teachers, administrators […]

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Helping Both Ends of the Leash

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The seventh graders at Oldfield Middle School in the Harborfields Central School District were visited by a special organization, Paws of War, on Feb. 16. This organization trains dogs rescued from shelters and places them with U.S. military veterans that suffer from the emotional effects of war, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Representatives from Paws […]

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New York School Bus Contractors Association Calls on Legislature to Increase Fines

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New York School Bus Contractors Association Calls on Legislature to Increase Fines for Illegally Passing a School Bus and to Provide Sales Tax Exemption for School Buses in the 2018-2019 Executive Budget
The New York School Bus Contractors Association is renewing its call for budget initiatives that will help taxpayers and school districts save millions of […]

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Suffolk County’s Best in Character and Sportsmanship

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Harborfields’ boys junior varsity soccer team was recognized by Suffolk County Soccer Official’s Association for having the county’s best practices of character and sportsmanship on Dec. 6, 2017.
This recognition, given at the Suffolk Zone Awards dinner, speaks volumes about this team.
“They not only play the game well, but do so with class and character,” said […]

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SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE BELLONE ANNOUNCES OVER 500 TICK-REMOVAL KITS DISTRIBUTED TO NEARLY 150 SCHOOLS ACROSS SUFFOLK COUNTY

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Partnership with Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, School Districts and Suffolk County Department of Health Services will Enhance Prevention Measures Against Tick-Borne Diseases

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has launched a new partnership with the Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to provide nearly […]

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