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News Nearby: Two Schools to Close in Half Hollow Hills

Catch up on the top news stories from across the region.

Forest Park students march in HHH West's homecoming parade. Photo Credit: Pam Robinson
Forest Park students march in HHH West's homecoming parade. Photo Credit: Pam Robinson

HALF HOLLOW HILLS

School Board Votes to Close 2 Schools

The decision to close two Half Hollow Hills elementary schools at the end of the school year was a long time in the making.

Rooted in demographic trends, and predictions for the future, the decision came after two years of study of enrollment trends and district needs.

HUNTINGTON

Taking the Bus to the Stars and Beyond

The Vanderbilt Museum is hitting the road with its new science education outreach program on wheels.

On display Wednesday at Oldfield Middle School in Greenlawn was the museum's mobile classroom, a bus that is a gift from the American Museum of Natural History.

NORTHPORT

East Northport Filmmaker's New Movie Goes National

East Northport filmmaker Dave Campfield’s latest comedy-horror, Caesar & Otto’s Deadly Xmas will be released nationally Nov. 19. 

The film will be available at video rental stores such as Blockbuster and Family Video, and then on Video on Demand. 

Campfield and Paul Chomicki, also a Long Island native, star as two Abbott and Costello inspired nitwits who find themselves in horrific situations. Linnea Quigley is also featured in the film.

SMITHTOWN

Ghost Adventures Stirs Up Activity at Katie's Bar

The television film crew of Ghost Adventures locked down at Katie's in Smithtown last Thursday and they were not disappointed, according to owner Brian Karppinen.

"Ghost Adventures," a popular Travel Channel show, rented out Katie's in Smithtown from Wednesday to Friday, Karppinen said, to search for evidence of the bar's famous ghosts and investigate new poltergeists. 

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