A new Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Use Task Force will consist of school officials from East Hampton, Montauk, Amagansett, Springs, and Sag Harbor, as well as clergy and representatives of police departments.
For three South Fork high school graduates featured in this paper in June, the path to college was not the gilded walkway it is for so many young Americans. Life for this trio was defined by setbacks, and after a semester at college it seems that success can be determined by the ability to rebound.
School officials believed they were in good standing to receive a state grant for a wastewater upgrade. By leaving an archaic "K" off the name of Accabonac Harbor in paperwork, the request was doomed, however.
The local nonprofit youth organization I-Tri has teamed up with Long Island Against Domestic Violence, New York State Assemblywoman Christine Pellegrino, and Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn to bring Tarana Burke, the #MeToo founder, to Stony Brook University.
The former Southampton College, now run by the State University at Stony Brook, has an arts program, undergraduate and graduate courses in marine sciences and graduate and postgraduate degrees in health care technology and management on a 82-acre campus.
According to Steve Levy, a former county executive for Suffolk who is now the director of the Center for Cost Effective Government in Bayport, state legislation is needed to mandate that any increases in property taxes, whether due to capital improvements or standard operational costs, must be presented to the voter at one time in May, during the annual school budget vote.