Marker Honors Booker T. Washington for His Time in Huntington

A marker honoring Booker T. Washngton went up in Huntington Monday, honoring  the educator and civil rights leader who once lived in Huntington. The marker was placed outside Finley’s of Green Street, which sits on a lot where Washington had owned a  house in  1914-15 Read More …

Town Board to Consider Scheduling Standalone Public Hearings

The Huntington Town Board will consider separating future public hearings on zone changes from its regular meetings to accommodate large crowds. The board voted recently to accept a proposal put forth by Councilman Gene Cook to consider scheduling public hearings separately. Public hearings involving zone Read More …

Cook Wants Changes in Town Board Public Hearings

Huntington Councilman Gene Cook will propose changes Wednesday in how public hearings are scheduled on proposals for zone changes or town code amendments. Large development projects, such as that proposed recently for Greenlawn, before it was withdrawn last week, often draw large crowds, most often Read More …

Spada Named to Huntington Drug Task Force

Members of the Huntington Town Board appointed former maritime director Dom Spada to the opioid and addiction task force on Tuesday. The appointment, sponsored by Councilman Gene Cook, was approved 4-1 with no comment; Councilwoman Joan Cergol opposed it. Spada resigned as town maritime director 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 …

Huntington’s New Town Board to Convene

Two new councilmen and a new supervisor will take their places on the dais Tuesday afternoon when the Huntington Town Board convenes in the first public meeting of the new year. Supervisor Ed Smyth, most recently a town councilman, and former South Huntington School Superintendent Read More …

Huntington Goes Pink in Breast Cancer Fight

Huntington Councilman Mark Cuthbertson and other town officials  partnered Monday with Pink Aid to highlight breast cancer and the need for awareness of the disease. The town and Pink Aid have placed 54 pink and white flags on Main Street and New York Avenue to Read More …

Huntington Officials Plead for DWI Reduction, Driving Safety

Huntington officials, Suffolk County police and the parents of a young victim of a drunken driver pleaded Wednesday for residents to drive more safely. Insp. William Scrima, commanding officer of the Second Precinct, said, “We all know how painful 2020 was for everybody and were Read More …

Campaign: GOP Reminder; Golf Outing

Huntington Republican chair Tom McNally has sent a stern note to party members reminding them that Ed Smyth, and not Gene Cook, is their candidate for town supervisor. And he accuses Democrats of co-opting Cook. The email, which was also posted to Facebook, was  in Read More …

Zoning Proposal Sets Off Huntington Town Board Battle

A proposed change in downtown zoning rules that is scheduled for a public hearing Tuesday has provoked an uproar online and dueling press releases from members of the Town Board. Councilman Mark Cuthbertson announced that he will ask that the resolution he sponsored be removed Read More …

Town Board Rejects 2 Candidates for Deputy Parks Director

Both candidates for deputy parks director were rejected by the Town Board at its meeting last week. Supervisor Chad Lupinacci’s resolution recommended Cable Todd Jamison for the job; the resolution failed, with Lupinacci and Councilman Ed Smyth voting for it; Democrats Mark Cuthbertson and Joan Read More …

Cook Asks for Support of School Resource Officer Program

Huntington Councilman Gene Cook has written to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, asking that he support the Suffolk County Police Department and the school districts throughout the Town of Huntington through the school resource officer program. “I believe this program is vital to our schools Read More …