World War II Vet Takes a Salute on His 100th Birthday

Louis Alessio was the center of attention Friday as dozens gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of the World War II veteran and longtime resident of Huntington. Police in cars, on foot and on motorcycle, elected officials, friends and family gathered to a parade that Read More …

Melville Man Pleads Guilty in Jewelry Investment Fraud

A Melville man pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud charges in a $200 million Ponzi scheme involving wholesale jewelry sales. Gregory Altieri, 53, faces up to 20 years in prison in the case. Federal authorities said Altieri solicited between $75 million and $85 million from Read More …

Scam Alerts on Charities, Covid-19 Vaccines

Medicare has issued an alert warning against several scams involving the Covid-19 vaccine. The federal agency covers the cost of the vaccine, warning recipients to never provide their Medicare card number. And never pay to join a list to get the vaccine, get early access Read More …

Nursing Home Staff, Residents Start Receiving Covid-19 Vaccine

The Covid-19 vaccine rolling out to nursing homes inĀ  on Monday. Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Commack said that it began vaccinating about 400 people on Monday, including both staff and residents. They plan another clinic on Jan. 11 for both the second Read More …

Hospital Workers Show Seniors Some Extra Care

Two Huntington Hospital workers have pulled together a project to take care of senior citizens and send a message of support to them and the community.   With the help of Merrick school teacher Kristin O’Leary, Erin Whelan and Amanada McCrea  are raising funds and Read More …

Town Closes Playgrounds, Limits Senior Services

The Town of Huntington has closed its playgrounds at parks and  beaches as efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 continue. Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci delivered a robocall Friday night telling residents of the latest town developments. Parks, including golf courses, remain open for now. Read More …

Northport Village, Town Boost Help to Senior Citizens

The Town of Huntington and organizations in Northport  are taking steps to assist senior citizens, the group considered most vulnerable in the coronavirus epidemic. Northport Village trustee Tom Kehoe said that the Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club are working with churches Read More …

Coronavirus Update: Event Cancellations; Town Adds Info

9:10 p.m. UPDATE: A roundup of the latest coronavirus news. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced three new cases of COVID-19 in the county. The Huntington school district canceled its Thursday football program awards dinner  a charitable basketball game. The Paramount weighed in with information Read More …