Middleville Update …

R-UTN member John Kobel is working to keep our members updated about developments related to  related to the Middleville / Northport Middle School property. What follows is his most recent report.

To all R-UTN Members:  I am sending you the results of a query that was sent to all staff that ever worked in the Middleville Road school, going all the way back to the 1960s. All of the emails and phone calls received have been compiled, and thanks to my friend Bill Ingui, retired Social Studies teacher, the results are presented in an easy-to-read spreadsheet. Middleville_Health_Study

In case you are not aware, in the last two heavy rainstorms there was flooding in the halls of the school, including in the recently completed, new K wing. Water leaked into some of the classrooms as well. 


NHS Freshman Seriously Injured …

Miles Lerner, Incoming Northport High School Freshman, was on his way to cross country practice on Tuesday morning, September 4, when his was hit by a car on Laurel Hill Road and severely injured. Miles was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he remains in the pediatric intensive care unit with multiple injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. According to Newsday, the driver of the car was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended registration and uninsured vehicle.

Miles’s family has set up a fund raising website to offset the mounting medical bills. For more information on how you can help, visit the Fundrazr Website.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thanks to R-UTN member Teddy Emanuel for providing the following information on an organization in need of volunteers.

Founded in 1982, Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) is Long Island’s leading non-profit resource on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and provider of youth violence prevention and child safety education to all K-12 Nassau and Suffolk schools. CAPS offers in-classroom, developmentally appropriate, multi-media workshops. The programs are designed for small classroom settings to engage students and encourage active participation.

As a CAPS Volunteer Presenter, you can parlay your interest in bully prevention and child safety into a learning and often life-changing experience for a child…particularly one in need of help.

Training is offered to those who qualify, at the CAPS office in Roslyn.

Sad News …

Michael Glennon, former Northport High School English teacher was and English Chairperson, passed away on July 7, 2018. After leaving Northport he served as the principal of Wheatley High School in Old Westbury. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Driscoll Glennon; two sons, Michael and Patrick, his daughter Martha Linetzky and six grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his first wife Constance and his daughter Mary.

Visiting hours will be held at the Nolan and Taylor Howe Funeral Home from 2:00 – 4:30 & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Sunday July 15. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 16 at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Centerport, NY. Interment to follow at the Northport Rural Cemetery.

Donations in his memory may be made to Good Shephard Hospice, 200 Belle Terrre Rd., Port Jefferson, NY 11777, www.chsli.org.