Help Needed …

The R-UTN needs your help! We need a recording secretary to take notes and write-up the minutes of board meetings.  We meet 5 to 6 times a year in the Northport and East Northport Libraries. -Minutes are written up in bullet format and typically run about a page/page and a half  and then emailed to members of the board.  Join us – guide the R-UTN  to meet needs and interests of our members. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow retirees.  Email or call PresidentFran LaDuca for more information – / 631-368-1545.

Middleville / Northport Middle Update

The Northport – East Northport Board of Education has announced the completion of the COMPREHENSIVE INVESTIGATION REPORT that was commissioned to evaluate the ongoing environmental concerns surrounding Northport Middle School, formerly Middleville Middle School. A remote worksop is being offered to inform the community on Thursday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m. Information follows:


WHEN:           Thursday, June 25, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.

DETAILS:      A Special Board of Education Workshop will consist of a presentation from the Environmental Consultant firm P.W. Grosser. The Board of Education and the public will have an opportunity to ask questions of the consultants. 

It is expected that the Board will accept the recommendations from the P.W. Grosser at the July 9, 2020 Board Meeting. The Comprehensive Investigation Report can be found here or by visiting the District’s website.  

INQUIRIES:   Questions can be submitted in advance to:

During the meeting residents may submit questions to the consultants via the Zoom Q&A feature.  Questions will be answered in the order they are received. Please submit questions in the following format:

Question to PW. Grosser:

FORMAT:      Zoom Webinar 
Join by:          Clicking on the link:
Go to and enter Webinar ID: 991 2123 6850

Northport-East Northport Budget Passed

The school budget for the 2020 – 2021 school year passed by an overwhelming majority of the district voters, 5,241 to 1,545. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all votes were cast by absentee ballot.

In the election for school board members, current Board President David Badanes won re-election, and Donna McNaughton was newly elected to the board.

2020 R-UTN Scholarship Winners

Each year, the R-UTN gives two scholarships  of $2,000 each to Northport seniors planning careers in Education.  The High School Awards Committee selects the recipients based on academic achievement and need.  We are able to do this because of the generous contributions of our members.  This year’s recipients are Lena Mannix and Bessie Antunez-Castellon.  The Awards were presented by video this year. 

In addition, we award four scholarships of $500 to the graduating children of in-service UTN members Ashley Durand of Port Jefferson, Victoria Gaudioso of Centerport, Aidan Fee of Northport and Allison Wine of Northport

Thanks again to all R-UTN members for your generosity.