NAACP, League of Women Voters Sponsoring Candidate Forums

Huntington voters will be able to hear what candidates have to say at forums scheduled Thursday and on Oct. 26. The NAACP is hosting candidates Thursday at the South Huntington Public Library. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. On Oct. 26, the League Read More …

Schools: Hispanic Scholar Named; Security Booth at Whitman

 Huntington High School senior Evan Spagnoletti has been recognized as a national College Board Hispanic Scholar. He earned this recognition by excelling on his PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10 or Advanced Placement exams and in his classrooms. Scholars are required to have a minimum 3.5 grade point Read More …

Letter: Landlords, Let’s Make the State Rental Program Work

A Huntington Station couple frustrated with the shortcomings of the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program are surveying other landlords in hopes of making the program work for everyone. Read More …

New Half Hollow Hills Library Opens to Celebration

The Half Hollow Hills Community Library celebrated its sparkling new $24.7 million building Sunday with speeches, music, food and a ribbon cutting. Director Helen Crosson referred to some of the library’s travails in the last few years, including repeated flooding and the strains resulting from Read More …

Fundraiser to Support Cinema Arts Centre’s Reopening

Business owners and leaders from around the Huntington area will gather April 14 to support and celebrate the reopening of the Cinema Arts Centre. Several elected officials, along with business representatives, will participate in the fundraiser, which will feature jazz, food, craft beer, wine and Read More …

Officials Oppose Requirement to Allow More Apartments

A bipartisan group of officials in Suffolk County denounced a plan Thursday to require all New York State municipalities to permit accessory dwelling units. The requirement is listed in the proposed state budget. Local, state, county and federal leaders gathered at the Suffolk County Legislature Read More …

$75,000 Grant to Aid Program for Veterans

Island Harvest has received a $75,000 grant for its Operation: HOPE, a mobile program of food, supplies and services for veteran communities. Assemblyman Steve Stern, D – Huntington, said that he was able to secure the funding for at-risk Long Island veterans “As a member Read More …

Hochul Signs Bills by Stern, Gaughran

Two bills sponsored by local state legislators have been signed into law this week.  Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation sponsored by State Sen. Jim Gaughran, S.1016-B, into law, which will help prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes. The law came about from the death of Read More …

Columbus Honored With Wreath, Support for Role in History

Italian Americans and other political and business leaders honored Christopher Columbus Thursday, calling him the founder of America and a cultural icon, as they gathered at his statue on Main Street to help launch the three-day weekend that celebrates his birth. With a banner in Read More …

State Legislators Named to Committee Posts

State Sen. Jim Gaughran has been reappointed as chair of the Committee on Local Government for the 2021-22 legislative session. Gaughran, D-Huntington, also announced he has been reappointed to serve on the Committee on Higher Education, and the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering. In Read More …

Ethics Office Lacks Some LIPA Lobbying Records

Huntington taxpayers could save a bundle under a State Senate bill that prevents LIPA from collecting back taxes should the utility win its challenge to the Northport power plant’s tax assessment. The State Senate easily passed the bill, S5122, during each of the last two Read More …

2 Libraries Get Funding for Infrastructure

Assemblyman Steve Stern, D-Dix Hills, has announced that two libraries will receive funding for infrastructure projects.   The Cold Spring Harbor Public Library has been awarded $94,925 in state aid to create a new space for teenagers.  “Our new Teen/Media Center will be a 700 square foot room that is inviting, Read More …

There’s Still Time to Donate to the Pet Food Drive

Assemblyman Steve Stern and Baxter’s Pet Pantry recently teamed up for a pet food drive in hopes of helping other community members care for their canine companions. Stern’s office is collecting pet food, treats and supplies until April 30, partnering with Long Island Cares and Read More …