Letter: Response to Hochul Housing Plan Is Hypocritical

Former Huntington Councilman Mark A Cuthbertson, chairman of Huntington Town Democratic Committee, challenges Supervisor Ed Smyth on housing response. Read More …

State Awards $10 Million for Huntington Station Revitalization

Huntington was awarded $10 million Tuesday by the state for downtown Huntington Station revitalization. State and local officials announced the award, one of three communities on Long Island to receive money from the sixth round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Lindenhurst and Long Beach got Read More …

Public Session Set on Melville Development Proposal

The second “listening session” on the potential development in Melville is scheduled for Thursday. Known as the Melville Employment Center, the proposal goes back to the Petrone administration, and involves land use and zoning, including office/employment uses, industrial, residential, and mixed uses and open space, Read More …

Letter: Housing Hyperbole Isn’t Helpful

The recent firing of missives between Governor Hochul and Supervisor Smyth of Huntington is unhelpful and will lead to no real solutions to the region’s housing crisis.  It’s time to back off the soundbites and really discuss this complex issue. First, Governor Hochul.  Comparing Huntington Read More …

Smyth: Hochul’s Criticism of Huntington Housing Is Misplaced

An Open Letter in Response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s Housing Compact Governor Hochul’s criticism of Huntington housing is misplaced. The Town of Huntington is the gold standard for housing development in New York. Where infrastructure can support it, Huntington has rezoned large parcels of land Read More …

Online Building Permit System Officially Launches in Huntington

The Town of Huntington will officially launch a new system for applying for building permits on Tuesday. The new system brings the whole process online using new software, OpenGov, that is designed to streamline the application process. Those seeking permits can file, review and gain Read More …

Matinecock Court Development Takes a Step Forward

  Crews have started clearing a 14.5-acre site  in East Northport that will become the long-stalled Matinecock Court housing development. The project, first proposed in 1978,  is set for the northwest corner of Pulaski and Elwood roads, bringing what many say is needed, affordable housing Read More …

Officials Cite Infrastructure Concerns in Hochul Housing Push

Huntington officials cited infrastructure problems in expressing concerns about Gov. Kathy Hochul’s plan to increase housing that could allow the state to override local decisions on projects. “The governor’s plan for statewide zoning control is ill advised,” said Huntington Supervisor Ed Smyth. “The issue of Read More …

Letter: Housing Coalition Supports Hochul Proposal

As an organization with a decades-long history of fighting exclusionary zoning on Long Island, the Huntington Township Housing Coalition proudly support the concepts and ideas of Governor Hochul’s New York Housing Compact Plan. Read More …

Group Attacks Ferro Over Basement Apartment Proposal

The group Save Huntington Village has lambasted Councilman Sal Ferro, one of the sponsors of legislation to permit legal basement apartments again, in a flyer that shows rundown housing labeled as “Ferroville.” The flyer and a related email make accusations against Ferro that he fiercely Read More …

Letter: ‘Overdevelopment’ Allowed for the Wealthy

Dear Editor: The Huntington GOP swept the town elections in 2021, winning a 4-1 majority and the Supervisor’s office. Their platform, as published on Supervisor Smyth’s campaign page on the Huntington GOP website, centered on “stopping reckless overdevelopment” and “preserving open space.” The Supervisor was Read More …

Letter: Town Board Needs to Approve Basement Apartments

Dear Supervisor Smyth and members of the  HuntingtonTown Board, The town board needs to vote on and approve the basement ADU legislation.  At a time of unprecedented housing shortages, it is irresponsible not to take steps to provide safe housing for our citizens.  Basement ADU’s Read More …

Town Board Gives Go-Ahead to Matinecock Court Housing

Matinecock Court in East Northport, a development of affordable apartments first  proposed 43 years ago, got the go-ahead Tuesday from the Huntington Town Board. The vote was 4-1 on the resolution proposed by Councilwoman Joan Cergol, and seconded by Mark Cuthbertson. Supervisor Chad Lupinacci and Read More …