Playoffs, Administrator Salaries and School News

The most amusing, intriguing and talked-about stories from Commack, Dix Hills, Huntington, Hauppauge, Northport and Smithtown.

This column will show you the Patch news from surrounding towns including Commack, Dix Hills, Huntington, Hauppauge, Northport and Smithtown.


  • , according to data released by the Empire Center, was the highest paid school employee in the state in 2010 – pulling in over $600,000 in his retirement year.
  • , which affects the East Northport community and Smithtown communities along Route 25 as well.
  • continues in the finals with a win over Fordham Prep, 39-14.

Dix Hills

  • may have a chance at championship gymnastics in his future.
  • defeated all teams in their division to be the Long Island Champions and are headed to Syracuse this week to compete in the State Championships.
  •  took a trip to West Hills County Park for a retreat and learned how to pitch a tent, cook food on an open fire and other survival activities.


  • lost track of a student because he was on the phone, according to the student's mother who did not wish to be identified.
  • A has been named at Huntington Hospital.
  •  was reported by Patch and officials report that it will re-open Tuesday at 9 a.m.. 


  • what lies ahead for Long Island.
  • According to , now might be just the time to open a bottle of white, instead of reaching for the traditional cold-weather red.


  • – and will continue to do so until Nov. 28.
  • Northport
  • Students at on Wednesday.


  • at the Smithtown board of education meeting.
  • after crashing into a parked ambulance. No serious injuries were reported, according to SmithtownPatch.
  • on Route 347, which puts it closer to the competitor, but in a larger space.


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