Northport Middle School Update

On January 9 over one hundred residents, staff members and retirees attended a meeting of the Northport – East Northport UFSD Board of Education to listen and respond to the report by the Board Subcommittee on Northport Middle School Soil Testing. John Kobel, retired Middleville/Northport Middle School teacher, spoke at length at the meeting, and prepared an update for the R-UTN membership. His report is in PDF format and may be downloaded HERE.

A PowerPoint of the presentation made by the Subcommittee on Northport Middle School Soil Testing can be found by visiting the Board of Education Northport – East Northport UFSD website, selecting Meetings from the menu, and viewing item 7 of the Agenda for the January 9 meeting.

Don’t Forget …

The R-UTN will be collecting donations for the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry of the First Presbyterian Church of Northport at the Annual Picnic on Tuesday, September 10.

We will be accepting donations of non-perishable food, paper or cleaning supplies, cash , Stop & Shop Gift Cards, or checks made out to the Ecumenical Lay Council. Remember, paper goods and personal hygiene supplies cannot be purchased with food stamps.

Help Us! Help Others!

At our annual picnic is on September 10. As in years past, let us continue to help local families in need by supporting the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry of the First Presbyterian Church of Northport.

The local food pantries need our support this September as families seek assistance to meet their needs. You can help when you attend the R-UTN picnic by making a donation of non-perishable food items, paper or cleaning supplies, cash, Stop & Shop Gift Cards, or checks made out to the Ecumenical Lay Council. Remember, paper goods and personal hygiene supplies cannot be purchased with food stamps.

All donations will be brought to the Northport Presbyterian Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry. This organization helps those in need and does not discriminate for any reason. Let’s continue to do our part to prevent local hunger.

Northport Middle School Featured in Report on Toxic Schools.

On Tuesday, July 30, the Earth Law Center published the first draft of a policy report,  Toxic Schools: The Right to Environmental Health for Children in New York. The report focuses on three case studies — Bellport, Northport and Bethpage. It tells the story of the contaminants found in these schools and how the problems are being addressed by the respective districts.

We all owe a debt of gratitude to R-UTN member JOHN KOBEL for his hard work on behalf of the current and former students and staff of Northport Middle School. He has worked tirelessly to make everyone in the Northport – East Northport community aware of the ongoing problems at the school.

Please note that earlier today, when we posted the link to the report, we were unaware that it was only a draft and not for publication. The link has since been removed. When the final version of the report is ready for publication we will post a link on this webpage.