Biology teacher Ms. Lee has been a legend since she returned to Briarcliff, her own high school, to teach.
Then she got pregnant.
Ms. Lee’s notoriously difficult freshman Honors Biology course is known for shocking middle schoolers out of their stupor and giving them a taste of intense high school classes to come. However, with two children at home, Ms. Lee admits she hasn’t been able to maintain her signature intensity.
“I personally feel like I’ve been slacking. Hopefully people won’t read this and be like ‘What’s wrong with her?'”
Voting for the school board will start tomorrow, May 21, bringing an end to one of the most passionate races in recent memory. Paul Wasserman and Louis “Sonny” Linder have challenged incumbents President Sal Maglietta and Jonathan Satran (who was appointed in August following Rosella Ranno’s resignation) for their seats on the board. Continue reading “Maglietta & Satran or Linder & Wasserman?”
Bill Sharman graduated from Briarcliff in 1943. He lived on Pleasantville Road where the post office is now. In high school, he played violin in the orchestra, sang in the chorus, played varsity football and was Assistant Editor of The Briarcliff Bulletin newspaper. Continue reading “Q&A with BHS Graduate of ’43”
The last few years have seen an explosion in so called hyperlocal news coverage. For most of history, news publishing had to be on a large scale to survive. However, as the cost of entry for news outlets has plummeted thanks to the internet, news organizations, such as The Patch, are able to target tiny geographic areas. This is a paradigmatic shift in terms of how information spreads through communities, Continue reading “Hyperlocal Overload?”