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School Districts Closed Monday

Road conditions after blizzard to keep districts closed.

The South Huntington and Huntington school districts have canceled all classes and activities for Monday.

St. Anthony's High School will also be closed.

Layers of ice under snow clogging the streets has made transportation too dangerous, the districts said.

"Although our district Buildings and Grounds staff has done a tremendous job clearing our campuses and readying our buildings, unfortunately as a result of the exceptionally poor road conditions throughout the district, all Huntington schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, February 11," superintendent James Polansky said. "I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, but, again, the safety of our students, staff and families remains our foremost concern. All after-school activities are canceled as well, with the exception of tomorrow evening's Board of Education meeting, which will be held as scheduled."

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Both school districts lost several days of classes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Bill L. February 11, 2013 at 09:59 AM
You know the story: "I was eight years old and the wind was blowing off the bay at 40 knots and I was walking waist deep in blinding snow all the way for Mills Lane to Nathan Hale Elementary School. I wouldn't have made it but the school janitor George came out to Bay Rd and picked me and my two little sisters up and carried us in."
Frances February 11, 2013 at 03:15 PM
The side roads are absolutely horrible. We had a plow guy from the town driving up and down our street yesterday with his plow UP! My husband waved him down and asked him to take care of the two feet of snow but he said, "Not my designated area." Are you kidding me? For the last few years when it has gotten plowed, our road receives one lane of nearly unnegotiable driving area. With the taxes we pay we should expect some service.
John February 11, 2013 at 04:02 PM
The Town of Huntington could not have done a worse job on the roads. Aside from an initial plow on Friday night, Southdown Rd, Westneck Rd, Browns Rd, Mill Damm Rd, etc.....have not been touched since.
Bill February 11, 2013 at 06:22 PM
I am usually very critical of the Huntington Highway Department's response to storms, etc. But I believe that, given the enormity of this storm, they did and are doing an admirable job. However, I did believe, and still do believe that the Highway Department could better serve the people of Huntington if it was not, in effect, a separate government. Most people don't know that Huntington has two separate governments: The Town Council and the Highway Department. I only learned that last year, and I am still shocked by that fact. My opinion is that we elect a Supervisor and a Town Council to govern our town. That should be our only government. The Highway Department should be under the Town Council's jurisdiction and answerable to the elected members of the Town Council.
Jim February 11, 2013 at 06:33 PM
They tried to do just this, but backed out because Naughton had all his buddies gang up on Petrone. Naughton's answer was "I'm accountable to the people who vote for me". He doesn't answer to Petrone because he's elected. If he's accountable to the voters, he's telling each one of us F**K YOU with the way HIS department has handled this!

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