Sad News …

We are sad to announce the passing of Esther Scott, former Norwood Avenue music teacher, on November 18, 2017, just shy of her 97th birthday.
Her music education career in New York spanned three decades, teaching in Fleischmanns, Northport – East Northport and Rocky Point. She was very active in both SCMEA (Suffolk County Music Educators Association) and NYSSMA (New York State School Music Associations), serving for two years as the State Chairperson of Choirs for NYSSMA.

In 2003 she moved to Potsdam to be closer to family and continue her work as a music educator at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. A celebration of her life is planned for June 30 on the SUNY Potsdam campus.

Donations in Esther Scott’s name may be made to the The Crane School of Music, c/o Potsdam College Foundation, 44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam, NY 13676 or online at (Note “Esther Scott” in “Specific Program” box).

More Sad News …

Dr. Peter Clark, Retired Principal of Norwood Avenue School and husband of Barbara Clark, retired Bellerose Avenue Teacher, passed away on May 19.

Before becoming an administrator Peter taught English at Northport High School and in Edinburgh, Scotland, on a Fulbright Scholarship. After retiring from Northport he taught English at St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington. After moving to Hilton Head, North Carolina he volunteered as a professor of Shakespeare and Film at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute through the University of South Carolina.

Visitation at Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home, 5 Laurel Ave, Northport, on Thursday, May 24th and Friday, May 25th  from 2:00-5:00 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m. each day. A funeral mass will be said at St. Philip Neri Church, 344 Main St, Northport, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 26th.

Sad News …

Virginia E. Skidmore’ “Ginny”, passed on May 18, 2018 at 87 years of age. Ginny was the mother of Linda Skidmore and longtime teacher aide who was  affectionately known as “Mom” at Northport Junior High School. 

Wake will be Monday from 2:00-5:00 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Nolan & Taylor Funeral Home in Northport. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.  at the funeral home with Reverend Michael O’Connor presiding. Interment Northport Rural Cemetery.

In Ginny’s memory donations can be made online at to benefit Friends of the Farm.