Coming Together to Try to Overcome Racism Behind Video

Two groups of people stung by racist remarks and the overwhelming backlash  the comments created came together Wednesday night in Huntington to tell their stories, ask questions of each other and try to take a step toward understanding and justice. Four young Black men sat Read More …

Protester Accused of Falsely Claiming He Was Hit by Car

A Hempstead man was arrested and charged with falsely reporting that he was hit by a car during a protest in Huntington Station Monday night. Suffolk police said Keith Harrison was at a Black Lives Matter protest on Broadway when a vehicle struck a pedestrian Read More …

Police Issue New Protocols for Protests

  Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart  issues new rules Wednesday for protests, citing the need to protect both demonstrators and the general public. The goal, the department said, was to provide a safe path for protesters to walk and congregate, enable a safe flow Read More …

Update: Group Pushes for Tougher Charges Against Driver Who Hit Protester

Update; This story originally reported that two people were hit. Police have subsequently reported that one person was hit, and charged the second with filing a false report. the first Black Lives Matter protesters pushed for tougher charges against a driver who hit two people Read More …

Northport Black Lives Matter Vigil Honors Lost

Hundreds of people joined a peaceful vigil Monday night in Northport to remember the lives lost in encounters with police around the country. Suffolk County Legislator William “Doc” Spencer spoke movingly of the steps needed to eliminate racism from society, and his own experiences as Read More …

Marchers Take Protest to Police Precinct Again

Demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd marched Sunday afternoon from Greenlawn to the SCPD Second Precinct. The march was one of several protests that continue around Long Island and the second time in about a week that protesters had headed to the Second Precinct Read More …

Op-Ed: Protests Confront Deep-Seated Racism

The protests that have swept the nation in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis—one of so many killings of black people by police through the years—included demonstrations in many communities in Suffolk County, among them Huntington, Huntington Station, Commack, Brentwood, Port Read More …

Protesters March to Stationhouse to Demand End to Racism

  Hundreds of protesters marched Saturday from Greenlawn to the Suffolk County Police Second Precinct where they were greeted by 50 helmeted police  officers lined up up on the sidewalk in front of the building. Protesters demanded that officers  take a knee with them, a Read More …

5th Day of Marches to Remember George Floyd

  For the fifth day, marchers took to the streets of Huntington Friday for a peaceful protest against racism and the death of George Floyd while in custody in Minneapolis. It was also the third day that a community activist tried to persuade the  crowd Read More …

Protesters March Again for Racial Justice

Protesters once again marched into downtown Huntington Thursday, the third such march, and the fourth protest this week in the wake of the death of a man arrested by a Minneapolis police officer that has led to outcry around the country. Community activist Kevin Thorbourne Read More …

Cuomo Says Anyone Attending Protests Should Get Tested for Virus

The state is expanding its testing guidelines to include anyone who has attended any of the protests that have been occurring in recent days over racial justice issues. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday that anyone who has attended a march or rally should get Read More …

Letter: Comments About Marchers Were Unacceptable

  Dear Editor, I saw a video that was posted from a Huntington business owner, disparaging the peaceful protest in the village yesterday. The loss of George Floyd was unacceptable and unforgivable, and all of us know this was wrong. The Huntington community has the Read More …