Schools: Mask Rules; Northport Enrollment Decline

An official in the office of Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday that when students are unmasked, schools should “implement physical distancing to the extent possible… but should not exclude students from in-person learning to keep a minimum distance requirement.” Regulations issued by the state Department Read More …

Engeman Theater Boosts Basketball Court Upgrade

The owners of the John W. Engeman Theater are working with a Northport High School alumni group to fix up the basketball court in the village. Working with the Northport High School 1995 Long Island Champion Boys Basketball Team, Kevin O’Neill and Rich Dolce  have Read More …

Robke’s Restaurant Takes Heat Over Michael Vick Photo

Several Huntington area residents are denouncing Robke’s restaurant in Northport for posting a photo of staff with Michael Vick, the former NFL quarterback who went to prison for his participation in a dogfighting ring. “Robkes, You should be ashamed,” a woman wrote. “Animal abuse is Read More …

Mosquito Infected With West Nile Virus Found in Northport

Two mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, both Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected on July 6 from Nesconset and July 8 from Northport. These are the first mosquito samples to test positive for West Nile virus in Suffolk County this year. West Read More …

Body of Man Who Fell From Boat Recovered

The body of a man who fell overboard while fishing on July 3 was found Thursday in Northport Bay. Suffolk County police said that Christopher Calma, 50,was fishing with his 14-year-old son on a 2020 22-foot Sea Fox Commander on Northport Bay when he fell into Read More …

Northport Historical Society Honors Immigrants in Post-Pandemic Reopening

After a year in the dark, the Northport Historical Society has opened its doors once again, choosing a look at the impact of immigration for its first big exhibit. In the heat of a beautiful Sunday afternoon, miniature flags hung outside of the building, with Read More …

Northport School Board to Vote on Finalized 2nd Budget Proposal

The Northport school board will vote Thursday on the finalized budget  that it will send to voters on June 15. The new proposal  of $174.69 million, with a zero tax increase for residents,  is about $14,000 less than the one rejected by voters on May Read More …

Voters to Take On School Board Votes, Budget Proposals

Residents will be voting Tuesday on school budgets and candidates for school boards with a variety of issues to consider, from the sale of land, adding a student to the board, to roof and boiler replacements. The elections come as school districts are coming out Read More …

Northport Notes: Dowling Talk; Hash-Tasting Event in Park

Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health,  will discuss his book “Leading Through a Pandemic,” via Zoom on Sunday May 16 at 2 p.m.  Reserve a  free spot. Northwell, the health system that cared for more COVID-19 patients than any other in the United Read More …

Northport Museum to Celebrate Reopening With Exhibit on Immigrants

After 14 months, the Northport Historical Society museum will reopen June 2 to the public, followed June 6 by a gala and opening reception for its exhibit that celebrates immigrants and their impact on the community. The exhibit is entitled Immigrants of Northport and East Read More …

Schools: Foundation Donations, Impressive Haircuts

The Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education has donated nearly $31,000 to the Huntington School District to fund six separate grants in five different buildings. Huntington school board members voted to accept the funds at a recent public meeting. The grants include: Teacher: Desire Lahoz/Woodhull Intermediate Read More …

Northport Notes: Main Street Walking Tour, Boating Safety

The Village of Northport is looking to hire seasonal laborers.  Applications can be uploaded to the Village’s website, www.northportny.gov, emailed to Village Clerk Amy Grandy at [email protected], or dropped off at Village Hall, 224 Main St., Northport.  Applications Walking Tours Return The Northport Historical Society’s Read More …