Student Cuts a Path to Helping Others With Mental Health

Today’s adolescents are experiencing a mental health crisis declared a “national emergency” by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  According to CDC data from 2021, 42 percent of high school students experienced “persistent feelings of sadness” in the past year. The issue is particularly pronounced among Read More …

Claim That Town ‘Could’ Build 40,000 Apartments Isn’t in Town Plans

A Nassau County newspaper’s headline and article that projected that Town “could” add 40,000 apartments in Melville triggered anti-development groups this week. The number is based on possibilities under zoning rules, not actual plans. Supervisor Ed Smyth said no such number was contemplated in a Read More …

East Northport Man, 67, Convicted in Sexual Abuse of Great-Niece

An East Northport man was found guilty Wednesday of sexually abusing his great niece over a period of nearly five years. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said that the man began abusing the girl after the family went to a restaurant to celebrate her Read More …

Northport Voters Choose Weber, Boziwick

Northport voters chose challenger Richard Boziwick and incumbent trustee Dave Weber Jr. Tuesday in  the  election for two Village Board seats. Trustee Ernie Pucillo  finished a distant third. Weber and Boziwick will serve four-year terms. Boziwick has served on the village planning board for more Read More …

Report: Teens Brawl at Half Hollow Hills Library

About a half dozen students got into a brawl Wednesday at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library, according to News12. The brawl occurred about 3:30 p.m., with the students leaving before police arrived. Half Hollow Hills East High School is directly across the street from Read More …

Cold Spring Harbor Superintendent to Depart

Jill Gierasch, who has served as superintendent of the Cold Spring Harbor Central School District since 2021,will retire in June. “The Cold Spring Harbor Board of Education would like to express its sincere gratitude to Ms. Gierasch for her service to the District,” the Board Read More …

Sea Glass Festival to Return to Whaling Museum

The Whaling Museum in Cold Spring Harbor will once again host a sea glass festival, featuring music, crafts, demonstrations, workshops and more. The festival is scheduled for July 21. Among the additions to the festival this year are: New Sea Glass & Beachcombing Travelling Exhibition in the Read More …

Northport to Host Pridefest in June

Pridefest in the Park will return to Northport June 15 with a festival and exhibit at the Northport Historical Museum. Northport Mayor Donna Koch will kick off off Pride Month with a flag-raising ceremony in front of Village Hall  at noon May 31. The event Read More …

Cold Spring Harbor to Offer Universal Pre-K

The Cold Spring Harbor Central School District will offer universal pre-kindergarten in the fall. The district said that the program will run five hours per day, with two classes of 18 students, running Monday-Friday on the district school calendar. Before- or after-school child care will Read More …

Dix Hills Soccer Club President Accused of Embezzlement

The president of the Dix Hills Soccer Club was charged Wednesday with embezzling more than $70,000 from the club. District Attorney Ray Tierney said that  Matthew Dickson, 44, of Dix Hills, was indicted for Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, for allegedly embezzling more than Read More …