A hush fell over the auditorium at Rocky Point High School as members of the Rocky Point VFW Post 6249 presented the nation’s colors, symbolizing the start of this year’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony.
As has become tradition at the school, the building’s 11th- and 12th-grade students marked this year’s anniversary with a solemn ceremony featuring student performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “America the Beautiful” and “Taps,” as well as several keynote speeches.Volunteerism Sparks at Tesla Site Clean Up
Things are shaping up nicely at the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe
as volunteers continue the clean up effort of the once abandoned property.
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, the nonprofit group that was the beneficiary of a $1.37 million fundraising campaign aiming to preserve Nikola Tesla's final laboratory in Shoreham as a museum, closed on the property in May, ensuring the process to preserve the property and create a museum in Tesla's honor.
The group has held regularSaturday morning clean up sessions for the past four months, beginning last May.
Mt. Sinai School Officials: 'We Will Adapt To, Not Adopt Common
Mt. Sinai District Superintendent Enrico Crocetti assured parents Wednesday evening that the district was tackilng common core standards, but very little would change in the way that they teach.
“We are looking to enhance the structure. We aren’t looking to teach to the core,” said Crocetti. “That’s not what we do here. We exceed the core.”Walgreens Opening Delayed
Residents in the Miller Place-Rocky Point area will have to wait a little longer to shop at the newly constructed Walgreens on Rt 347.
A manager at the store said some delays by the town regarding signs is the hold up,which he hopes to have resolved in the next week, but couldn't give a firm opening date.
Local Teens Win Solar Power Contest
A team of teenage students who met through Avalon Park's STATE program has taken home the top prize in an essay and video contest sponsored by Island Park-based solar energy company EmPower Solar.