Dolores ‘Dee’ Thompson, Civic Leader, Dies

Dolores “Dee” Thompson, an enduring and influential figure whose impact can found throughout Huntington, died Wednesday morning. She was 94 years old. Over the decades of her involvement in civil rights and other causes, the diminutive and irrepressible Thompson could be found at events all Read More …

Town Renames Street for Rev. Watkins, Community Leader

A large crowd of residents, family and friends turned out Friday to honor the Rev. Bernadette Watkins and witness the renaming of East Fourth Street for her. Numerous elected officials, led by Town Councilman Dr. Dave Bennardo, joined in the ceremony for the woman who, Read More …

Officials Looking for Ways to Create Parkland on West Hills Road

Huntington elected officials are looking to turn property on West Hills Road into open space parkland, fending off a developer who wanted to build more housing. Council member Dr. Dave Bennardo, along with Supervisor Ed Smyth and Council member Sal Ferro, said Thursday that they Read More …

GOP Opposes Apartment Proposal; Housing Coalition Pushes Campaign

The Huntington Republican Party said Tuesday it opposed a proposal that would expand the legalization of accessory apartments. The proposal, which was outlined in a packed public hearing held June 13 at Town Hall, and was opposed by a large majority of residents who attended, Read More …

Students Win Hunting-Tony Awards

Huntington public high school students claimed Hunting-Tony Awards this week for their performances in fall plays and spring musicals. The Hunting-Tony Awards ceremony was hosted by Councilmembers Joan Cergol and Dr. Dave Bennardo at Huntington High School. Each year,¬†volunteer judges choose nominees and winners in Read More …

Northport Hoists Pride Flag in Celebration

Northport raised a Pride flag Thursday, kicking off a month of celebrations and support for the lgbtqia community. Speaking at the flag raising at village hall, Mayor Donna Koch, Huntington Supervisor Ed Smyth,¬† former mayor Henry Tobin, Huntington Town Councilwoman Joan Cergol and Joe Schramm, Read More …

Town Board Approves African American Museum

The Huntington Town Board gave the go-ahead Tuesday to an African American Museum in Halesite. Councilwoman Joan Cergol was primary sponsor of the resolution, with Councilmen Sal Ferro and Dr. Dave Bennardo signing on as co-sponsors. Irene Moore, who chairs the African American Historic Designation Read More …

Town Board Condemns Anti-Semitic Flyer

The Huntington Town Board on Friday condemned an anti-Semitic flyer that was delivered to a Huntington woman earllier this week. The flyer, from a group called the Goyim Defense League, mixed political slogans with anti-Semitic tropes, labeling photos of members of President Biden’s Cabiniet with Read More …

Black History Celebrated With Music, Look Back at History

Students, church groups, educators, elected officials and others collaborated in an impressive Black History month celebration Thursday night that displayed young talent while evoking the voices of the past. The honorees were Irene Moore, chair of the African American Historic Designation Council, and retired Maj. Read More …

Officials Cite Infrastructure Concerns in Hochul Housing Push

Huntington officials cited infrastructure problems in expressing concerns about Gov. Kathy Hochul’s plan to increase housing that could allow the state to override local decisions on projects. “The governor’s plan for statewide zoning control is ill advised,” said Huntington Supervisor Ed Smyth. “The issue of Read More …