LI School in national spotlight: Should students be suspended for “Tebowing”?

What happened?

Two students (down from four at first) were suspended from Riverhead High School, because they kneeled in a hallway, in a stunt and/or tribute related to Tim Tebow, who kneels on the football field.

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Long Island: Fire Commissioner Elections Today – Tues 12/13/2011

Across Long Island today, there are hundreds of votes for local fire commissioners.

It is important to participate in the process where your money (ie: tax money) goes. Consider calling your local fire department, or swinging by, to find out about your local election. Continue reading

Fun things at Occupy The Hamptons: New music video AND march on Sunday 12/11 at 12:30

Occupy The Hamptons has been holding demonstrations, marches, and teach-ins. See video below of the song “99 Silver Bells”, performed after a teach-in gathering on Thursday night. And..Sunday, December 11th…please show your support for an occupy march:

12:30pm on Sunday, 12/11/11 – Occupy The Hamptons/Southampton March

Meet in the parking lot behind the Parish Art Museum (back of the store). The focus of the march is to bring awareness to the foreclosure crisis, however, all sign messages are welcome. Please bring red armbands! A General Assembly meeting will follow for those who wish to stay. More info at

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Not In Our Town @ CAC 12/11/11 Free

Film, Panel Discussion, Reception Co-presented by Cinema Arts Centre & Long Island School of the Americas Watch (LI SOA Watch)

Sunday, December 11 at 1pm At the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave , Huntington, NY 11743. 631-423-7611


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Long Islanders Occupy Black Friday: November 25, 2011 at Smith Haven Mall

Update: Photos from Occupy Black Friday on Long Island at Flickr: here.

Occupy Black Friday

Friday, November 25, 2011

12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

Smith Haven Mall ~ Middle Country Road (Route 25) ~ Lake Grove Continue reading

Republican Croci beats Dem incumbent for Supervisor: Town of Islip in Rep control

Story at Long Island Press: here.
Recount Confirms GOP Unseats Nolan in Islip
By Timothy Bolger on November 22nd, 2011

“Suffolk election officials said Republican Tom Croci beat Democratic Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan by 343 votes following the recount.”

Plus, LI Press reports: Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street: N17 Evening update

You can watch live updates at here.

A sampling…

8:40 pm: Overheard near Brooklyn Bridge – NYPD officer to another “Whaddaya say we occupy the van?” from @theother99
8:23 pm: There is now a people’s library, a marching band and a projector on the Brooklyn Bridge, according to @occupywallst people on the ground.
8:00 pm: City councilor Jumaane Williams may have been arrested at the foot of Brooklyn Bridge
7:54 pm: General assembly held at 8 at the Korean War Memorial Park, just past Brooklyn Bridge.
7:52 pm: From @John Harkinson, thousands of people with music, signs, honks of support. Everything peaceful.
7:30 pm: The column marching on Brooklyn bridge stretches about a mile long. From
7:09 pm: A Light Show on Brooklyn Bridge is projecting “Occupy Earth – we are winning” on the side of the Verizon Building. Followed by “Happy Birthday OccupywallstNYC” Reported by @occupywallst
7:06 pm: Police scanners estimate the crowd at 32,650 people. Reported by @jstetser


Elsewhere…on Long Island…Occupy Patchogue…

Occupy Patchogue: N17

Note: Ian and I joined folks in Patchogue to keep up the local, occupy presence on this important day. The report from #N17 for Occupy Patchogue: 4 vigilers, plus one passerby who stopped, talked, and Mic Checked part of the Declaration. Some passer-bys supportive. One couple even told us about stuff happening on the Brooklyn Bridge.

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