After a shelter for homeless families opened this summer within the borders of the Hauppauge school district, a decision by the school superintendent to place all of the shelter’s elementary-age students into Forest Brook has parents on edge. At a nearly four-hour public school board meeting on Tuesday, dozens of angry Forest Brook parents grilled superintendent Patricia Sullivan-Kriss over her decision. Among the parents' concerns is overcrowding at the school, which parents already described as full to the brim.
Public Library Seeks Survey Responses as it Mulls Permanent Home
How much more in library taxes would you be willing to pay for the Hauppauge Public Library to have a permanent home of its own at Hidden Pond Park? That's the question the library administration is asking its patrons via an online survey, accessible here, as part of the process of exploring building a permanent home for the library. "This is just, 'tell us what you think you can do.' We don’t want to put something out there that fails to respect what the community wants," library director Matthew Bollerman said in an interview with Patch.
Jewelry Theft, Criminal Mischief Reported in Hauppauge
A 53-year-old Hauppauge woman was arrested Sept. 15 at 7:22 p.m. at her home and charged with third-degree grand larceny, a felony. Police said she allegedly took jewelry from a home in Melville on Sept. 5.
2 Hauppauge Students Selected for National Choir Ensemble
Hauppauge High School choir students Justin Albinder and Michael Lamendola will head to Nashville, Tenn., in October to perform under some of the nation's most prominent conductors as part of the National Association for Music Education All-National honors ensembles.
School District Axes Homecoming Fireworks, Plans Laser Light Show
Hauppauge's tradition of a spectacular Homecoming celebration will continue – only without the fireworks that have been a longstanding highlight. Instead, the Homecoming committee is planning a laser light show that it says will be just as grand. High school assistant principal Joy Ferrara, who heads the committee, cited safety and practicality as the primary reasons for the change.
New Eastbound Lane Closure Starts Monday on Route 347
Beginning Monday, eastbound drivers on Route 347 in the Smithtown and Hauppauge areas will find a new lane closure on Route 347 between Route 111 and the Route 347/454 split, the New York State Department of Transportation announced Friday.