Assembly helps Wiley students better communicate

As part of Copiague School District’s ongoing efforts to engage its students in social-emotional learning, Susan E. Wiley Elementary School held an interactive assembly for all its students on Sept. 19. Titled “Don’t get mad, get RAD,” the assembly was hosted by storyteller and musician Rick Huddle. Using games, humorous stories and songs, the presentation taught students how to identify […]

AMHS renovations right on target

It was a productive summer in the Amityville Union Free School Dis­trict, as several construction projects wrapped up and others progressed greatly from the $69.9 million bond approved by voters in March 2016. The board of education received its monthly update from representatives from BBS Architects and Park East Construction at the Sept. 11 meeting. Masonry repair work concluded at […]

Driver arrested after fleeing scene of MVA with injuries in Copiague

Suffolk County Police arrested a woman on Sat., Oct. 5 for leaving the scene following a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Copiague. Police gave this account: Sagrario Lopez-Escobar was driving a 2005 Toyota Sequoia westbound on 43rd Street, near Atlantic Street, when the vehicle struck an adult male walking in the roadway at approximately 10:30 p.m. […]

Courtney Jeanne and Walter Blekicki celebrate first wedding anniversary

Courtney Jeanne Egglinger, daughter of Diane and Stephen Egglinger of Amityville, married Walter Blekicki, son of Geraldine Blekicki and the late Walter Blekicki on October 7, 2018, and just celebrated their first anniversary. The couple exchanged wedding vows on the steps of Brecknock Hall in Greenport, witnessed by family and friends. The bride walked down the aisle wearing a lace […]

Sign recognizes AMHS 2018 soccer champs

In 2018, the Amityville Boys Soccer team had an undefeated season that ended with a Class A New York State Championship. The team achieved an overall re­cord of 21-0-1, with 88 goals for and nine goals against, and was ranked 20th across the entire United States. Now, two signs on the high school’s athletic field— one facing the soccer field […]

NYS’s ‘cashless bail’ law is an offense against the law-abiding public

On January 1, New York State’s cashless bail law goes into effect. While it is being touted as the great equalizer to address the thou­sands of poor defendants who cannot afford bail, and thus, have to remain in jail until their case comes before the courts, in reality it is a measure that will dramatically put the public at risk. […]


Monica Olsen, longtime Amityville resident and member of the AFD Ladies Auxiliary, dies at 77

When Monica Karlsson came to the United States from Sweden, she lived for a short time with her aunt and then moved to Queens. It was there that she met a young neighbor, Harold Olsen. “I guess you could say she was the girl next door,” said Olsen. The couple married and eventually moved to Amityville in 1969 where Mrs. […]

Schreckinger named Commended Student

Thomas Schreckinger of Amityville, a senior at Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School (LuHi), has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from LuHi and National Merit Scholarship Cor­poration (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by Principal Jes­sica Raba to Schreckinger at a school-wide chapel as­sembly on October 19. […]

External Diploma Program offering adults 21 and over credit

The External Diploma Program offers adults 21 and over the opportunity to receive credit for their life ex­periences and earn a high school equivalency diploma without the challenge of taking lengthy timed examina­tions. EDP is a competency based program for students who are unable to attend classes or who prefer to work at home. Successful candidates for EDP include former […]