Joyce Louise Spencer Dies at 95

Joyce Louise Spencer of Northport died May 9 at the age of 95. She was born in New Rochelle on Oct. 25, 1927, later graduating from New York University and began a life-long effort to help the disempowered and those less fortunate. Those included participating Read More …

Services Scheduled For Firefighter William Bootz

Services are scheduled later this week for William C. Bootz, who served for decades with the East Northport Fire Department. He died Friday. The department said that he had held several positions, including lieutenant, captai, commissioner, safety officer, assistant chaplain and chaplain, as well as Read More …

Huntington Woman’s Estate Donates $30 Million to University

The estate of a Huntington resident has made a $30 million gift to her alma mater, the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. Irene Piscopo Rodgers, who died last year at the age of 84, was a 1959 alumna and lifetime supporter of the school. Read More …

Services Scheduled for Roque Elias Cisneros, 58

Services have been scheduled for later this week for Roque Elias Cisneros, 58, of Huntington. The father of four was killed Thursday in an attack while he sat in a vehicle on Oakwood Road. He leaves his wife, Vilma Campos, his four children, Oliver Cisneros, Read More …

Thomas R. Cavanagh, Former Detective, Town Official

Thomas R. Cavanagh, a military veteran who had served as a Huntington official and a homicide detective, died Sunday at age 81. The Northport resident had also served as vice chairman of the Huntington Democratic Party. From 1987-1995, he served on the Kings Park School Read More …

William Naughton, Former Highway Superintendent, Dies

William J. Naughton, who served as Huntingon’s highway superintendent for 26 years, has died. He was 89. Naughton served the town through multiple storms that shut down roads, including Superstorm Sandy and the Nor’easter that followed in 2012. Those storms produced 530,000 cubic yards, or Read More …

George E. Devine Jr. Dies at 92; Had Long Career at Grumman

George E. Devine Jr., a long-time Huntington resident, died Thursday at age 92. Jane Devine, his wife of 62 years, is known for her work in local politics and government. He is also survived by their three children, twins George III and Jane (Campion), and Read More …

Emerson Dobbs III Dies at 44

Services were held Wednesday for Emerson James Dobbs III, the principal ¬†with 263-265 Main Corner LLC. Dobbs, 44, died Dec. 16. Dobbs, whose father, Emerson James Dobbs, died in 2021, owned or co-owned commercial properties in Huntington Village, including the building¬† the 5,870-square-foot space at Read More …

Barbarajean Douglas, Lacrosse Coach, Dies

Barbarajean Douglas, a teacher and a lacrosse coach in the South Huntington schools, died Dec. 27. She coached lacrosse at both Stimson Middle School and Walt Whitman High School at different points in her career,including twice serving as head lacrosse coach at Whitman. She was Read More …