Debate Persists On Contentious Miller Place Kindergarten Proposal
Full-Day kindergarten continued to be the topic of contention at Wednesday’s second budget workshop as the district pitched the proposal again while now including a four-year projection.
Clearly the most controversial topic after the first workshop, the program would come at no cost to district the first year and little cost in 2014-‘15 thanks to Kindergarten Conversion State Aid that would be received. The first two years of full-day kindergarten would come at a net cost of $105,370 thanks to a projected $750,000 in aid.
Defense Dept. to Allow Marine Band to Lead Parade After Resistance
Parade goers anticipating the US Marine Corps Band to lead the 63rd Annual Miller Place-Rocky Point St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17 will be happy to hear the performance will go on as planned despite recent resistance from the Department of Defense.
Sen. Charles Schumer's office announced Wednesday that parade coordinators the Friends of St. Patrick were recently told by the band that because of sequestration, the band was prohibited by the Department of Defense from traveling on “non-essential” trips.
Locals Among Town’s 2013 Women’s Recognition Award Winners
The Town of Brookhaven has announced its 2013 Women’s Recognition Award Winners, and among them are a few accomplished women from the Miller Place-Rocky Point area.
The awards, given to women who have demonstrated excellence in their endeavors in a variety of areas, will be handed out at the 27th Annual Women’s Recognition Night on March 21 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
After complaints by neighbors over loud music at the Cedar Beach Bar & Grille, the Mount Sinai Civic Association and the Town of Brookhaven will keep a close eye on the location this season, according to a report in the Village Beacon Record.
According to the report, the Town said that the grill has a special alcohol permit, but music is expected to be kept to a certain level and must stop by 10 pm. Security will be provided at the owner's expense from mid-May until the end of the season, the report states.
WATCH: Tesla Featured in 'Epic Rap Battles of History' YouTube Series
Nikola Tesla recently got a piece of revenge on rival inventor Thomas Edison in the latest "Epic Rap Battles of History" video posted on YouTube.
The latest video in the series, which pits historic figures against eachother in rap battles, features Tesla rapping about how Edison stole his ideas.