Support Northport School in the LIPA Dispute

As most of you know, LIPA and National Grid, owners of the Northport Power Plant, are trying to reduce the assessment on the plant by 90%. If they succeed our school district will be adversely affected and property taxes will rise. A decision regarding the issue, which has been in litigation since 2010, is expected very soon.

The district is requesting that Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature immediately intervene and direct LIPA to agree to a reasonable and equitable settlement proposal. Dr. Banzer, Superintendent of schools, has prepared letters, to be sent enmass, to the Governor and our legislators in Albany. The R-UTN joins the district in asking all local residents to print out and sign these letters, and return them to the welcome desk at any of the district schools.  The district will send them in bulk to each party to make sure they know how many people in the district are very concerned about the LIPA suit and the litigation.

Download the letters and Make our voices heard in Albany!

Letter to Govenor Cuomo

Letter to Assemblyman Raia

Letter to Senator Flanagan

Letter to Senator Marcellino

If you have the time, please then take five more minutes and place a call to our elected officials at both the State and Federal levels at the numbers listed below and express your concerns:

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo: (518) 474-8390
NY Senator John Flanagan: (631) 361-2154
NY Senator Carl Marcellino: (516} 922-1811
NY Assemblyman Andrew Raia: (631) 261-4151
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer: (202} 224-6542
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: (202) 224-4451
U.S. Congressman Thomas Suozzi: (631) 923-4100


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.