Sad News

Ernie_TaubErnest Taub, former Northport High School teacher and Assistant Principal, passed away on May 23 at the age of 86 at his home in Huntington. His passion and expertise inspired generations of students and colleagues at Northport High School between the years of 1961 and 1996, as well as at Stony Brook University.

He was born in Brooklyn, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrant parents, and served in Intelligence in the United States Air Force.

He will be dearly missed for his joy in life, intelligence, humanity, and good humor. Ernest’s interests were very eclectic: he combined a deep love and knowledge of art history which he studied at Brooklyn College along with English Literature. He started to express himself in abstract paintings after age 70; he read voraciously, and he loved sports, playing tennis into his 80’s.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Montparker, his daughter, Bonnie , and her husband, David Gordon; Ernest’s son, Jon; his step-son Dennis Parker and his spouse, Jacqueline, his step-daughter, Kim, and her spouse, Felipe Porto, and five grandchildren, Rollie, Steven, Linda, Julia, and Zoe.

A private interment will be succeeded by a memorial service in early July.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Family Service League, Huntington,

Northport High School Retirement Party

High School Retirement Party for Bob Feinstein and Suzy Travis
June 16th 6 p.m.
The Lark
93 Larkfield Road
East Northport

$80 /person includes dinner, drinks, gifts
RSVP to Tom Franco
Checks payable to Tom Franco
C/O Northport High School, L-223
154 Laurel Hill Road
Npt 11768

Support Verizon Union Workers

June 2nd is solidarity day – support your fellow Union workers!





Verizon employees have been on strike for over a month. Verizon’s contract proposals attack working conditions, transfers and assignments. As an example, the company wants the right to transfer workers any where in the state for an unspecified length of time. The proposals aim to gut the contract’s  protections.

Plan to show your support on June 2nd by joining a picket line, dropping off water or snacks, displaying a sign showing that NYSUT supports Verizon workers, or just stop to identify yourself as a teacher and say hello .  Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Don’t Forget to Vote on Tuesday, May 17

Reminder: This Tuesday is state wide voting for School Budgets and Board of Education members. Local NYSUT unions across Long Island are urging YES votes on the budgets and endorsed candidates. 

The UTN has endorsed incumbents Julia Binger and Andrew Rapiejko as well as candidate Allison Noonan. Click here for the names of  local endorsed school board candidates for other Long Island districts.