2nd Update: Elected Officials Condemn Mosque Incident

Town and county elected officlals condemned an incident involving a man who went to a mosque in Melville mosque, made statements about the Hamas-Israeli conflict, and wouldn’t leave the building. The man, Jordan Endler, was arrested the next day and charged with trespassing and harassment. Read More …

Donnelly Hosting Pet Food Drive

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly is hosting a pet food drive now through the end of May. Donnelly’s district office is serving as a drop-off location for the 13th Legislative Pet Food Drive where much-needed pet food and supplies will be collected to benefit Baxter’s Read More …

How To: Verify Your Polling Place

Changes in congressional and Suffolk County legislative districts in recent months have left many voters confused. Several voters in Huntington expressed frustration and confusion after they thought they could vote in last week’s special election between Thomas Suozzi and Mazi Pilip in the Third Congressional Read More …

LaLota Votes to Impeach Cabinet Secretary Over Border Issues

Rep. Nick LaLota, R-Amityville, voted Tuesday to impeach Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the homeland security secretary, accusing him of refusing to enforce border laws. The 214-213 vote was an unprecedented action against a member of the Cabinet. LaLota, whose district includes Huntington, said after the vote, Read More …

Northport Village Court Closed by Resignations

The Northport Village Court is closed until further notice after two court clerks quit. The issue was first reported by Michael DeSantis at Northport Patch. News12 reported that Mayor Donna Koch said of the two court clerks,  “they left for better-paying jobs, which I think Read More …

Bus Service to Return to New York Avenue Route

The re-routing of a Suffolk County bus that had been criticized as impractical will be undone and the service restored to its former route after Legislator Stephanie Bontempi intervened. The route of the S1 bus, which runs through Huntington along Route 110 from Halesite south Read More …

Town Board Moves Against Blighted Properties

The Huntington Town Board voted Tuesday to take action against properties deemed to be nuisances or blighted. After a public hearing in January, the board vote authorized the Department of General Services, or other town personnel, to enter upon the properties to remedy the blight Read More …

Town Board Honors Regeneron Scholars

The Huntington Town Board saluted three students Tuesday who were named  Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars. The three students are: Daniela Parmigiani and Aidan Cazalet from St. Anthony’s and Aayush Prakash from Half Hollow Hills East. Only Parmigiani was available Tuesday night to appear before Read More …

State Schedules Free Fishing Dates

Six dates have been designated free fishing days in the state, when the fishing license requirement is waived for freshwater fishing in state waters. The days are Feb.17 to 18 (Presidents’ Day Weekend), June 29 to 30, Sept. 28 (National Hunting and Fishing Day) and Read More …

Huntington Inaugurates Four Officials Into Office

 The Town of Huntington officially inaugurated four officials Saturday who were elected to office in November. With flags borne by veterans, families, supporters, town employees, speeches and prayer, the re-elected Tax Receiver Jillian Guthman and Town Clerk Andrew Raia, and newly chosen Councilwomen Brooke Read More …

Town Inauguration Rescheduled to Feb. 3

The formal inauguration of Huntington officials who were elected in November has been scheduled for Saturday. The ceremony had been scheduled for Jan. 9 but was canceled because of heavy rains and winds. Town Clerk Andrew Raia and Tax Receiver Jillian Guthman, who were re-elected, Read More …

Gillibrand Offers Legislation to Aid ‘Food Deserts’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced legislation Friday to improve the availability of food in areas where access to grocery stores or supplies is limited. Speaking at Island Harvest in Melville, the Democratic senator said that her Healthy Food Financing Initiative Reauthorization Act, provide $50 million annually Read More …