State of the State: Responses to Governor’s Speech

Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered her annual State of the State Tuesday, which was followed by responses from politicians and numerous education, business and other organizations. Here’s a sampling. State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli “With a new year and legislative session upon us, today’s State of the Read More …

Brown’s Bills Target Youth Vaping

Two bills proposed last spring and summer by New York State Assemblyman Keith P. Brown(R,C-Northport) that would send young people caught vaping or smoking marijuana to a diversion program are stuck in committee. The first billwould require underage teens caught vaping to attend a diversion Read More …

Bills Would Send Teen Cannabis Users to Counseling, With Parents

Assemblyman Keith P. Brown has introduced legislation that would require teens caught vaping to attend a counseling program with their parents or guardians. Brown said that the two pieces of legislation he has proposed are designed to address problems that have grown out of the legalization Read More …

For the Record: LaLota Pushes SALT Deduction Amendment

US Rep. Nick LaLota, R-Amityville, was among New York lawmakers who on Tuesday submitted an amendment to restore the SALT deduction. LaLota, who represents Huntington, along with Reps. Anthony D’Esposito (NY-04), and Mike Lawler (NY-17) offered LaLota’s SALT Fairness and Deficit Reduction Act to the House Rules Read More …

Essay: Hochul Needs to Rethink Housing Plan

Assemblyman Keith P. Brown writes that Gov. Kathy Hockul’s proposal will take away the ability for local communities to make their own zoning decisions and give that power to a “super zoning board” in Albany. Read More …

Schools: Girls Flag Football Program Expanding; Interns Wanted

Four more schools in Huntington will participate in the girls flag football program, joining Walt Whitman High School, which won the Suffolk County title last year. Joining are Huntington, Harborfields, Northport and Half Hollow Hills. Northport High School senior Ella Piscatello earned  three recognitions from Read More …

Brown Moving Office From Northport to Commack

Assemblyman Keith P. Brown, R-Northport, said Wednesday that he is moving his district office rom Northport to Commack. He said the new office is a more centralized location for the 12th District that he represents. “Constituents are always welcome to come visit or call for Read More …

2nd Update: LaLota Defeats Fleming for Congress; Hochul Claims Victory

Republican Nick LaLota defeated Bridget Fleming for Congress in the 1st District in Tuesday’s election. At 1:58 am, Tuesday, LaLota issued the following statement declaring victory: “Thank you to my wife Kaylie and our three awesome daughters Maggie Rae, Reagan Elizabeth, and Brooke Murphy for Read More …

Huntington’s Second Spray Park Opens

Huntington debuted its second spray park Friday, providing watery fun to residents from toddlers to two town councilmen, who decided to wrestle another official into the spray while kids frolicked in the water. Town Supervisor Ed Smyth presided over the grand opening and ribbon cutting Read More …

Huntington Commemorates Anne Frank

Anne Frank, the Jewish teenager whose diary inspires millions decades after her death in the Holocaust, was commemorated  Wednesday at Huntington Town Hall. Town officials, religious leaders and others heard from Gail Sheryn Kastenholz, a Huntington Station resident, whose parents survived the Holocaust, and who Read More …

Town Board Agenda Includes Park Improvements, New CDA Director

The Huntington Town Board will convene Tuesday to take up an 88-item agenda. The board will appoint a deputy director for the Department of General Services and name a successor to Leah M. Jefferson as Community Development Agency director. Numerous resolutions involve additions to parks Read More …

Republicans Supporting Slate; Huntington Democrats Back Zimmerman

Huntington Republicans will be out this weekend carrying petitions for candidates nominated at state and Suffolk County conventions. The candidates are: US Rep. Lee Zeldin, who is running for governor and former NYPD Deputy Inspector Alison Esposito for lieutenant governor; Joe Pinion for U.S. Senate, Read More …