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 …

Students Begin Medical School Training at NYIT

In August, hundreds of first-year New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) students received their first white coats and began medical school training as members of NYITCOM’s Class of 2025. Local medical students included: Kelsey Fisher of Commack Joshua Halpern of Commack 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 …

Schools: Pre-School Reading; Captains Named

Dawn Valle has been named director of math, science, technology and federal grants for the Elwood School District. She had served since 2014 as assistant principal at Elwood Middle School. Valle previously worked as a principal for the New York City Department of Education, an Read More …

Man Accused of DWI After Wrong-Way Stop on LIE

A Huntington man was charged with driving with intoxicated Sunday night after he drove the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills, Suffolk County police said. Officer Weldon Drayton spotted  a 2010 Mazda MZ6 driving toward the Expressway from the wrong direction Read More …

Public Hearings Scheduled for Town Board Meeting

The Huntington Town Board meets Tuesday at 2 p.m., at Town Hall. The meeting can also be viewed online. Here is the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting.   1. Public Hearing #1 Consider authorizing various actions be taken upon certain  properties designated as Blighted in accordance Read More …

Man Charged With DWI After Two-Car Crash on Pulaski

A Florida couple were injured Sunday night when their vehicle was struck by another on Pulaski Road in Huntington Station, Suffolk County police said. Robert Beegel and his wife, Rhonda Beegel, were in a 2013 Jeep Wrangler westbound on Pulaski Road near Depot Road when Read More …