State Opens 2 Art Contests With Arbor Day Theme

The state Department of Environmental Conversation Tuesday announced the start of the DEC’s annual state Arbor Day poster contests. The DEC’s Urban and Community forestry program offers two artwork contests –one for all members of the public, and one for fifth-grade students. Both contests aim Read More …

Town Board Considers Plan to Expand Old Town Hall Hotel

Huntington board members reconsidered a revised plan to convert the Old Town Hall on the corner of Main Street and Stewart Avenue into a boutique hotel on June 18. Changes to the plan include enlarging the hotel from 55 rooms to 80 rooms and adding Read More …

Vaccine Protesters Disrupt Town Hall Meeting on Taxes

About a dozen residents protesting a ban on religious exemptions to vaccine requirements shouted at State Sen. Jim Gaughran and disrupted his town hall meeting at the Commack Public Library Wednesday night. Instead of the planned discussion about taxes and economic development on Long Island, Read More …

Nitrogen-Reduction Project Completed at Uplands Farm Sanctuary

Members of The Nature Conservancy and Suffolk County officials Monday announced the completion of a new environmentally friendly project at the Uplands Farm Sanctuary in Cold Spring Harbor. The project is a wetland treatment system that will reduce nitrogen and other contaminants in wastewater that Read More …

East Northport Residents Protest LIPA, Urge Cuomo To Intervene

Around 70 people gathered at the John Walsh Park in East Northport Saturday morning to protest against the Long Island Power Authority’s efforts to reduce property taxes on the company’s power plants located in Suffolk and Nassau county. LIPA has sought to reduce its property Read More …

Town Board Proposes Ban On Basement Apartments, Changes In Housing Law

 The safety of short-term rentals and basement apartments were part of a public hearing at Tuesday night’s Town Board meeting after board members presented proposed changes to a housing law. Town board members have proposed legislation that would ban all basement and cellar apartments unless Read More …

Veteran Gets New Roof, Solar Power System Through National Program

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran received a new roof Monday morning and will receive a solar power system Tuesday, thanks to the Roof Deployment Project — a national effort that’s touched the hearts of local residents. John Concas, the 57-year-old veteran who served in Korea Read More …

Flag Day Ceremony Honors Veterans By Retiring American Flags

  Stars and stripes fluttered in the wind Friday morning as local veteran groups and town representatives gathered in East Northport for a flag retirement ceremony to celebrate Flag Day. The hosts of the event, the Town of Huntington and Covanta, discussed a new program Read More …