Each week, our Patch Out Loud feature will give props to the readers who are interacting with Patch in various ways. Want to get your name mentioned here? Comment via Twitter,Facebook, or the Patch articles published every day.
Facebook Friend of the Week
Beth A. LaManna posed the question on Hauppauge Patch's Facebook page, "Anti-Bullying programs in your school in the Hauppauge School District, are they working?"
This question sparked conversation that at its peak had more than 16 comments and started a
Commenter of the Week
A reader going by the handle GiantsDad2012 commented on our story about a parent calling Suffolk County police to the middle school:
Does anyone here know what the insults were that were exchanged between the two students? If anyone here has that answer then great. If not, how can you assume that it was not serious enough for the parent to feel that it warranted a call to the police. Who are we to judge? I think what has so many parents in todays society concerned is the fact that there is so much going on with our kids such as bullying, teasing, targeting specific kids, verbal abuse, and more and it is ending up with some very serious outcome such as suicide.
To read more of his comment and the debate following the post, click .
Blog Poster of the Week
Local history buff Christopher D`Antonio write a blog article on how the LIRR is losing ridership compared to Metro-North, the MTA Payroll Tax and why the system needs continued support.
Most Popular Article of the Week
One of the feel-good stories of this week was the recognition of , a seventh-grader at Hauppauge Middle School, collecting and donating more than 3,600 books to help create a library for a Wyandanch elementary school.
Did you know...?
The offers a free Homework Help for students in grades kindergarten to eighth grade on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sign up on the library's website or drop in for a session.