Weighing In on the Proposed Melville Proceedings

I’ve been paying close attention to the public forums held in recent weeks on the two Melville proposals currently being advanced by the Huntington Town Board. Having been actively engaged as a former Huntington Town councilwoman on many days and nights discussing ideas for Melville Read More …

Residents Speak Out on Melville Proposals

The Huntington Town Board had its second of the three public hearings Tuesday on the Melville mixed-use plan, which drew a large but not overwhelming crowd of speakers. Though Supervisor Ed Smyth said that 120 people had signed up to speak, several, including many who Read More …

An Open Letter to the Residents of Melville

I campaigned for Supervisor (and Town Council in 2017), on a platform to stop overdevelopment. I am still committed to that platform. Overdevelopment exacerbates the daunting strain on our existing infrastructure, traffic, environment, and resources. Melville Town Center is not over developed. Melville is already Read More …

Melville Plan Leads to Clash at Town Board Meeting

    Residents watching Huntington Town Board meetings are accustomed to seeing members remaining mostly silent during public hearings. But last week was different in at least one instance, even by the standards of Huntington’s development battles so often fraught with high emotions and disputed Read More …

Builders to Host Expo, Forum

The Long Island Builders Institute is hosting its annual expo Thursday at the Huntington Hilton. The expo, which is free and open to the public, is expected to feature more than 100 exhibitors on building products and services.  LIBI said that representatives from town building Read More …

Letter: Opposition to Melville Proposal Relies on Backward Thinking

It’s hard to stay quiet when some policy makers and former elected officials are trying to sabotage a great economic development plan in the Town of Huntington that has been talked about for over a decade. To read the argument that we should keep unused Read More …

Board OKs Melville Hearings, but Lupinacci Splits in Opposition

The Huntington Town Board voted Wednesday night to approve three public hearings on the proposed Melville Town Center but only after a lengthy statement in opposition from Councilwoman Brooke Lupinacci. Councilman David Bennardo was absent, producing a vote of 3-1 in support of the public Read More …