Health Department Issues Beach Advisories

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 64 beaches across the county because the level of bacteria exceeds state standards. The beaches are in areas that are heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the surrounding watersheds or adjacent Read More …

2 Catholic Parishes to Share Priests

Two Roman Catholic churches in the area will share priests starting in June. The Diocese of Rockville Centre emphasized that the churches are not merging and would remain independent of each other, maintaining their own schedules, property, budget and more. The decision for a shared Read More …

Ex-Manager at Thatched Cottage Pleads Guilty to Forced-Labor Charges

The former manager of the Thatched Cottage in Centerport pleaded guilty Wednesday to forced labor conspiracy and forced labor. Roberto Villanueva, 64, of Huntington faces up to 20 years in prison, as well as restitution and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count. Read More …

Schools: Food Pantry Opens, Erosion Lessons

Second graders at Washington Drive Primary School will be learning how different elements, such as wind and water, affect and contribute to beach erosion. But before they do so, their teachers needed to do some learning of their own. That’s why Melinda O’Donoghue, Suzanne Chmura, Read More …

Vanderbilt Getting New Wastewater Treatment Systems

The Vanderbilt Museum will get two wastewater treatment systems to help reduce the impact of nitrogen flowing into Northport bay, Suffolk County officials announced Wednesday. The Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems replace cesspools at the guardhouse and planetarium at the museum, which draws more than Read More …

Jellyfish Restaurant Owner Considering Apartments Instead

The owner of the Jellyfish restaurant in Centerport is considering whether to convert the space to apartments. Attorney Thomas Abbate, representing owner Dean Phillipis of Centerport who also owns the Mill Pond House restaurant next door, said apartments would have far less impact on the Read More …

Zoning Board Rejects New Antennas in Church Steeple

The Zoning Board of Appeals has rejected a proposal to allow new antennas for wireless service in an extended steeple at the Centerport United Methodist Church. The unanimous vote came  after the issue stretched the eight-item agenda past 1 a.m. Friday and was greeted by Read More …

Shelf Life: A Few Words With Jaci Clement

HuntingtonNow.com asked Jaci Clement, chief executive officer and executive director of the Fair Media Council, about her reading habits. Question: What are you reading or have read recently, for fun or pleasure or any reason, including professionally? Answer: I read constantly and simultaneously if that Read More …