Week in Review: Comsewogue Adopts Budget, Motorcycle Injury & More

The top headlines from the week that was.

The Comsewogue Board of Education on Monday took a stance against what they say is an over-reliance on standardized testing on the part of the New York State Department of Education as school districts across the state adapt to the "Common Core" school curriculum, 

The "Common Core" curriculum, adopted by 42 states so far, is a national standard to align student learning and better prepare them for college and careers.

They used to service and sell John Deere tractors on the property on Jefferson Avenue and the owners lived in a house right next door.

The Ibergers – a family with a long history in the Port Jefferson Station area –sold their parcel to the Rampones, owners of the now-closed Ramp Chevy car dealership on Route 112. For a while they kept cars parked on the lot but they eventually decided to put it up for sale, listing with Carol Acker an agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate Company.

UPDATE: Port Jefferson Station Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash on Route 112

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision on Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station late Monday night.

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating the crash, which injured Matthew Bock, 21, of Port Jefferson Station.

Port Jefferson Board Votes to Close High School Campus

In the name of safety for its students, Port Jefferson School District has ended what has been a long-standing tradition in its high school: the open campus.

“Campus is closed effective July 1 to all students,” confirmed Superintendent Kenneth Bossert in an email to Patch.

Comsewogue School Board Adopts $81.1M Budget Proposal

Comsewogue school district voters will head to the polls on May 21 to say "yes" or "no" to a proposed $81,092,127 budget, which the Board of Education adopted on Monday by unanimous vote.

The adopted budget proposes a 3.8 percent tax levy increase – lower than what the state would have allowed under the tax cap levy law, which was 4.19 percent – and preserves current programs and services.


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