How To: Register to Vote, Cast a Ballot in New York State

New Yorkers have a variety of ways to register to vote. With the next election coming up on Nov.8, there’s still time to sign up, with Oct. 14 the last day for the November vote. You can: register online through the Department of Motor Vehicles: Read More …

How To: Calculate Heat Index (And Why You May Feel Miserable Today)

With the National Weather Service predicting a heat index as high as 104 Sunday, it’s helpful to know what that number means, aside from realizing that the day could be pretty yucky. The heat index is what the temperature feels like to the human body Read More …

How To: File a FOIL Request for Government Information

State law requires municipalities to make records available to the public upon request. The New York State Public Information Officers Law says “Record means any information kept, held, filed, produced or reproduced by, with, or for this agency, in any physical form whatsoever including, but Read More …

How To: Register a Landscaping Business

Anyone wanting to run a commercial landscaping business in Huntington must register with the Town of Huntington for a permit. There’s a non-refundable fee of $50, which includes a decal for the first vehicle. To apply by mail, send a completed and signed Landscape Registration Read More …

How To: Check on Food Establishment Violations in Suffolk County

If you want to check up on possible food and retail practice violations of food establishments in Suffolk County, you can search this site. Violations fall into two categories: Risk Factors and Good Retail Practices. Risk Factor violations are more likely than other violations to Read More …

How To: Get a Film/Photography Permit in Huntington

The Town of Huntington requires commercial organizations to apply for a permit to film or photograph on town property. The news media and private non-profit operations are exempt. Photos taken for personal use, including wedding, prom or other events, on town property do not require Read More …

How To: Handle Your Trash When Moving

The Town of Huntington has specific rules on how to handle the trash resulting from someone moving in or moving out of a home in town. The town reminds residents that up to six gallons (with a volume of less than 42 gallons) can be Read More …

How To: Find Unclaimed Money in New York State

Every year, the state returns funds that have remained unclaimed, some times for years. The money could be from insurance settlements, court cases, forgotten bank accounts, utility deposits or other kinds of funds. The state says that every day, it returns $1.5 million to those Read More …

How To: Have a Block Party in Huntington

Summer is coming and with it, interest in getting outdoors to enjoy the fine weather and get together with neighbors. The Town of Huntington has several rules in place to, among other things, ensure safety, allow emergency vehicles to pass, keep the neighborhood peace and Read More …

How To: Get a Permit to Parade, Race or Have a Walk-a-Thon in Huntington

Road races, walk-a-thons and parades fill the spring, summer and fall calendars around Huntington. To be able to take a crowd onto the town’s streets, a permit is required. Among the rules are a requirement to provide insurance, agree to pick up and return traffic Read More …

How To: Remove a Tree in the Town of Huntington

Removing a tree from your property in the Town of Huntington isn’t as easy as just getting out your chainsaw. Unless you live in one of the villages which are not covered by the regulations, you will most likely need a permit from the town, Read More …