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"Dense Fog Advisory" ...Dense fog advisory in effect until 4 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a dense fog advisory, which is in effect until 4 am EST Tuesday. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Timing...into the early morning hours on Tuesday. * Impacts...limited visibilities will make travel very difficult. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to one quarter mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your low beam headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. Maloit , "Special Statement" ...Locally dense fog at times overnight... Areas of fog will continue over the tri-state into the overnight hours. While visibilities will mainly be in the 1 to 3 mile range, there could be localized areas with visibilities down to one quarter mile or less at times. Motorist should be on the lookout for rapidly changing visibilities. If reduced visibilities are encountered, reduce to a safe speed and use low beam headlights. Maloit 948 PM EST Mon Jan 22 2018 ...Locally dense fog at times overnight... Areas of fog will continue over the tri-state into the overnight hours. While visibilities will mainly be in the 1 to 3 mile range, there could be localized areas with visibilities down to one quarter mile or less at times. Motorist should be on the lookout for rapidly changing visibilities. If reduced visibilities are encountered, reduce to a safe speed and use low beam headlights. Maloit -- Tuesday Jan.23 18,03:04 AM

William Floyd Board of Education Appoints New Trustee

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Lorraine Mentz is a 15-year resident of Shirley and longtime school and community volunteer.

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The William Floyd Board of Education has appointed Lorraine Mentz as a new trustee.

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Mastic Beach, NY - July 6, 2017 - The William Floyd Board of Education has appointed a new trustee, Lorraine Mentz, a 15-year resident of Shirley and longtime school and community volunteer. Mrs. Mentz, who will fill the vacancy of former trustee Anthony Speruta, who moved out of state, will have to run for election in May 2018 to fill out the remainder of Mr. Speruta’s original term expiring on June 30, 2019. She will be sworn in at the Board of Education’s reorganization meeting on Tuesday, July 11.
 
“The Board is very excited to have Mrs. Mentz fill the vacancy created by Trustee Speruta’s resignation,” said Robert Vecchio, President, William Floyd Board of Education. “Mrs. Mentz has been a regular attendee at our board meetings, has participated in our Budget Advisory and State Aid Advocacy committees for many years and her leadership involvement with school PTOs also speaks to her commitment to serve our children and community in this new role.”
 
In addition to her roles serving on the executive boards of the William Floyd Elementary School and William Floyd Middle School PTOs over the past nine years, Mrs. Mentz has served as a member of the Just Kids Parent Organization and various district committees including Budget Advisory, State Aid Advocacy, Parent University and Professional Development Planning.
 
Mrs. Mentz and her husband, Christopher, currently have two children in the William Floyd School District – one entering William Floyd High School and the other entering William Floyd Middle School in the fall.
 
“I am extremely grateful to the Board of Education for this opportunity to serve William Floyd residents as a board trustee,” said Mrs. Mentz. “I have spent the last decade volunteering and learning about our schools and community and look forward to helping ensure that our students continue to receive the best opportunities in their academic careers at William Floyd.”
 
Mrs. Mentz is an educator by trade, currently serving as an elementary special/general education substitute teacher in the Westhampton Beach School District. She has previously been employed by the William Floyd School District and the New York City school system. She is also a 2013 recipient of SCOPE Education’s “Shining Star Award” for community service. She holds an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from SUNY Farmingdale, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from SUNY Old Westbury and a Master of Science degree in Secondary Education from Mercy College.