Huntington Honors Its War Dead

The Town of Huntington honored its war dead Sunday with a laying of wreaths, a three-volley salute and the playing of taps, in a moving ceremony at Town Hall. Veterans of at least three wars–World War II, Korea and Vietnam–were on hand and helped lay Read More …

Runner Launches Marathon Series in Huntington

Ultra-runner Eva Casale kicked off her sixth year of completing seven marathons in seven days with a flag-waving sendoff from Town Hall on Sunday. Casale will run a different course each day, throughout Long Island before wrapping up the series in her hometown of Glen Read More …

Ultra-Marathoner to Start Series in Huntington to Support Veterans

Ultra-marathoner Eva Casale will start her series of seven marathons in seven days, kicking off Sunday in Huntington. It is the sixth year Casale has run the series, which raises funds for veterans. The event will begin with an opening ceremony hosted by Huntington Supervisor Ed Read More …

Suozzi Denounces Plan That Would Cut Services at Northport VA

U.S. Rep Tom Suozzi denounced the surprise news Wednesday that the Veterans Administration is considering significant changes at the VA Medical Center in Northport. The Northport Observer first reported last week that the VA was considering such changes as closing the center’s emergency room and Read More …

‘Last Call’ for East Northport Race Honoring Fallen Marine

A 4-mile run in honor of a U.S. Marine killed in Iraq in 2007 will wind through the streets of East Northport one last time this year. Tim and Janet Scherer, parents of Cpl. Christopher Scherer, said that they will wrapping up the I Did Read More …

‘Paws of War’ Group Delivers Surprise to Supporter

Several veterans, their supporters and their dogs dropped by the Home Depot store in East Northport Thursday to say thank the store manager for his support. Robert Misseri, founder of the non-profit Paws of War, led the troop into the store to present their Patriot Read More …

$75,000 Grant to Aid Program for Veterans

Island Harvest has received a $75,000 grant for its Operation: HOPE, a mobile program of food, supplies and services for veteran communities. Assemblyman Steve Stern, D – Huntington, said that he was able to secure the funding for at-risk Long Island veterans “As a member Read More …

Greenlawn Veteran Named Legionnaire of the Year

A veteran who has made it his mission to assist residents at the Northport VA Medical Center homeless shelter has been named Legionnaire of the Year 2021 by the American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244. Albert Statton II, who also serves in the Greenlawn Fire Department, Read More …

Veterans Day Events Honor Those Who Served

Veterans, both the living and the lost, will be honored Thursday, Veterans Day, a holiday first established to commemorate those who had served in World War I. School districts and government offices will be closed Thursday for the federal holiday, as will most banks. Town Read More …