Campaign: Orelli, Sorrentino Battle Heats Up; Legislative Fundraisers

The fight for the Huntington highway superintendent’s job is getting nastier. Republican Andre Sorrentino accused Highway Superintendent Kevin Orelli of spending department funds on pay raises for campaign supporters. But Democrat Orelli fired back. “Our current Huntington Highway Superintendent complains that he does not have Read More …

State Moves to Ease School Bus Driver Shortage

Gov. Kathy Hochul  announced Sunday that the state is taking several steps to try to address the shortage of school bus drivers affecting numerous school districts around the state. Bus companies reported a shortage of drivers of 15 to 20 percent as the new school Read More …

When and Where to Vote Starting Oct. 23

updated: Early voting for the Nov. 2 election starts Saturday Oct. 23 and continues through Sunday Oct. 31. Anyone registered to vote in Suffolk County can cast a ballot at any site listed below: Babylon Town Hall Annex 281 Phelps Lane North Babylon NY 11703 Read More …

Town Lays Out ‘Zombie Property’ Rules to Reduce Blight

The Huntington Town Board approved a measure earlier this week that was proposed by Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci in July that town leaders expect will encourage the occupation or turnover of ownership of zombie homes, problem properties and vacant storefronts. The town will impose escalating Read More …

3 Employees of Melville IT Company Admit to Copyright Infringement

Three employees of a Melville information technology company have pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement. Michael Calabria, Joseph Keegan and Casey Silver   of  Constructure Technologies LLC installed unlicensed versions of software by using “cracking” programs to activiate copies of software without paying for it, the Read More …

Schools: Block Parties; Press Freedom Award for Teacher

Northport High School social studies teacher Janis Schachter has been recognized globally for her work in media literacy, earning the silver level Schurz Press Freedom Teacher Award from the Global Youth & News Media. An international jury of 19 experts in journalism, media literacy and Read More …

Food, Household Good Drives This Weekend

Island Harvest and PSEG Long Island will be collecting donations of food, personal care items and pet food Friday  as part of Hunger Action Day. PSEG-LI’s  summer-long community initiative is aimed at collecting the equivalent of 21,000 meals at six events across Long Island from Read More …

Campaign 2021: Candidates’ Forum; Tierney Wants Debates

The Huntington Town Housing Coalition (HTHC) will host a Meet the Candidates virtual event for the Huntington Town Board on Monday, live on Facebook. Participating will be supervisor candidates Rebecca Sanin, Ed Smyth, Eugene Cook and Town Council candidates Dave Bennardo, Jen Hebert, Sal Ferro Read More …

Northport Musicians Petition Newsday to Reinstate Band Festival

Northport High School student musicians and band boosters are petitioning Newsday to reinstate its marching band festival this year. Newsday announced on Facebook last week that it was canceling this year’s festival again, and cited safety concerns. It canceled last year’s festival because of Covid-19 Read More …

Harborfields Diver Recognized by Huntington Town Board

Harborfields senior Alex Zhang was recognized Tuesday by the Huntington Town Board for his numerous accomplishments as a diver. Councilman Mark Cuthbertson said Zhang had been recognized as one of the best divers in the United States and noted that the student has committed to Read More …