After 5 Years, Whole Child Academy Is About to Have First Graduate

After almost five years of hard work, development and research, the educators at the Whole Child Academy will be able to see the fruit of their labor. Located at St. Elizabeth’s Church on Wolf Hill Road in Melville, the Whole Child Academy is implementing new Read More …

Man Accused of Stealing Car at Gunpoint Outside Restaurant

A Shirley man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he stole a car at gunpoint in Melville and fled, Suffolk County police said. About 12″45 am, an armed man approached two people  in the parking lot of Cirella’s Restaurant, 14 Broadhollow Road, police said, and Read More …

2 Huntington Residents Involved in Fatal Crash in Deer Park

Two residents of Huntington were involved in a four-vehicle crash in Deer Park Park Thursday night that killed another driver. The crash occurred on Deer Park Road about 10:37 p.m. when two cars f stopped at a red light facing east on Grand Avenue and Read More …

Long Road Ahead for 8-Year-Old Melville Boy With Leukemia

Shane Lang is 8 years old and loves Lego, Spiderman and playing soccer. On Feb. 23, the Melville resident got on the school bus with his three siblings, but by that night, he was in Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was diagnosed with T Read More …

Hartz Breaks Ground on Melville Property

Officials broke ground Friday on the Hartz Mountain Industries distribution site in Melville. Hartz bought the 53-acre former Newsday site in October 2018 for $54.5 million and plans two buildings on the site. The property at 235 Pinelawn Road is the company’s first project on Read More …

Santa on Tour, With Melville Fire Department’s Help

The Melville Fire Department will be driving Santa Claus through the streets of Melville on Saturday, Dec. 21.  Meantime, the Northport FIre Department said that Santa will also be touring in Northport on Dec.21 and will have the street schedule after Dec. 12. Here’s the Read More …

Melville Woman Accused of Harassing Special Needs Child

Krista M. Sewell, 26, of Melville was arrested Thursday and accused of harassing a special-needs child, New York State police said Friday.   The charges include aggravated harassment 2nd, stalking 3rd (both misdemeanors) and hate crime/aggravated harassment 2nd (Felony).   The arrest was the result Read More …

Hindus Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights

Hindus from around the Huntington area gathered in Melville Monday for Diwali, a five-day celebration of their faith. Diwali is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, marks new beginnings and the Read More …

Pedestrian Injured on Route 110 in Melville

Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Melville Saturday night.  David Vilaca, 26, of Melville, was crossing Route 110 from west to east, near Fletcher Place, against the light when he was struck by Read More …

BAPS Hindu Temple Hosting Diwali Festival

Huntington residents will have the chance to celebrate Diwali next week at the BAPS Temple in Melville. On Monday, the Indian New Year and Festival of Lights will be celebrated at 2 Deshon Drive with a full day of festivities. Diwali is the five-day festival Read More …

As Schools Reopen, New Leaders, Mandates

    Educators, parents and kids are out and about around Huntington, preparing for the start of school next week. Driving around town, you’ll see teams on practice fields, parents with kids in tow leaving stores with bundles of school supplies and bus drivers surveying Read More …

PSEG Volunteers Give a D-Day Anniversary Assist to Veteran and Wife

PSEG-LI volunteers returned Thursday to the home of a Melville  veteran and his wife to help them tidy up and make small repairs. Morris “Monty” Koffer, and his wife, Edith, asked the group to return after their initial visit in December. Koffer, who is 97, Read More …