Summer Lighthouse Musicfest Canceled

Citing complications related to the Covid-19 epidemic, the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society said Monday that it is canceling this year’s  musicfest. Pam Setchell, president, said the organization has been consulting with state guidelines and tracking the decisions of other outdoor events in the Northeast. In Read More …

State to Delay Enforcing Ban on Retail Plastic Bags

New York State won’t immediately enforce the single-use plastic bag ban, which goes into effect on Sunday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Friday. The law, will, however, be in effect and customers will be expected to bring reusable bags or pay for paper Read More …

Northport Agrees to Comply With Clean Water Act Rules

The Village of Northport has agreed to address illegal discharges of pollutants and will comply with EPA’s administrative orders that required the village to prevent pollutants from its sewer system from entering Northport Bay.  In a federal consent decree announced Wednesday,  the village also agreed Read More …

Suozzi Asks IRS to Reconsider Ruling on Septic System Grants

US Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-Huntington, is asking the Internal Revenue Service to reconsider its ruling that Suffolk County residents must pay taxes on county grants used to improve or replace their septic systems.  Suffolk County residents are eligible for grants  to defray the costs of Read More …

Officials Want Utility to Provide Power Plant Emissions Report

Local officials said Friday that LIPA is required to submit emissions reports on the Northport power plant but has failed to do so. They are demanding action to protect the community’s well-being. Read More …

Proposal on Yard Waste Removal by Landscapers Debated

A  town proposal to require landscapers to haul away yard waste instead of leaving it for carters to pick it up brought out both supporters and opponents at a recent public hearing. One Huntington resident said that the requirement would lead landscapers to charge homeowners Read More …

Northport School Board Votes for Soil Testing at Middle School

The Northport school board voted Thursday night to pursue soil testing at Northport Middle School in an effort to resolve health concerns that have flared for several years. The unanimous vote came after a contentious, standing-room-only hearing where numerous parents cited cancer, asthma, headaches, nosebleeds, Read More …

Northport Parents Urge ‘Sickout’ Over Middle School Health Concerns

Some Northport parents  are calling for a sickout Thursday over concerns about environmental hazards at Northport Middle School. The most recent complaints about the school involve odors that have been traced to new HVAC units on the roof of the building. But fears about hazards Read More …