Town Board Votes Down Parking Meter Plan

To cheers. the Town Board voted to remove a proposal to add parking meters to municipal parking lots from the 2023 budget Thursday night. Officials who supported the meter plan said it would have brought at least $1 million of revenue to the town and Read More …

Town Board Removes 1970 Abortion Facility Law From Books

The Huntington Town Board voted last week to remove a law from the books that attempted to limit where abortions could be performed within the town. The resolution to remove the 1970 law was first sponsored by Councilwoman Joan Cergol, who noted that the law Read More …

Melville Street Renamed to Include Hindu Leader

  A street in Melville was changed Saturday to include the name of an international Hindu spiritual leader. Deshon Drive, home to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, was renamed in a ceremony to HH Pramukh Swami Drive / Deshon Dr.  At Saturday’s ceremony, a sign with Read More …

Ferro, Donnelly Exploring Apparent Ruland Road Link to 1920s Klansman

Huntington and Suffolk County officials are looking into next steps after the discovery of an old newspaper article that noted the Ku Klux Klan membership of the apparent namesake of Ruland Road in Melville. The Jan. 9, 1925 article in The Long-Islander, an obituary for Read More …

Football Teams Take Up Rivalry to Collect for Food Pantries

HIgh school football teams will be competing Sunday, not on the gridiron but on the grounds of grocery stores around Huntington. Organized by Kevin Thorbourne, director of minority affairs for the Town of Huntington, and Town Councilman Sal Ferro, the teams will compete to collect Read More …

Date, Venue Changed for Public Hearing on Greenlawn Apartment Proposal

A public hearing on a proposal to build a large subdivision in Greenlawn has been moved to a bigger venue because a large turnout is expected. The hearing will be held at Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School on Oct. 19 instead of at the previously Read More …

Melville Matters on the Town Board Agenda

The Huntington Town Board has scheduled a vote for Tuesday to consider whether to rename a street in Melville. The resolution, sponsored by Councilman Sal Ferro, would rename Deshon Drive to HH Pramukh Swami Drive/Deshon Drive. The Hindu temple BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, is located Read More …

Pickleball Tournament Draws a Crowd

Players turned out Saturday for a lively mixed-doubles pickleball tournament at Sweet Hollow Park in Melville. PIckleball, which features play on a court similar to a badminton court, is a fast-growing sport that  has attracted players all over the country. The tournament was hosted by 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 …

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 Honors Doctor Who Saved Man at Airport

The Huntington Town Board recognized Dr. Jason Kreiner Tuesday for his having helped save a man who had collapsed at a Florida airport in April. Kreiner is a Dix Hills resident and an NYU Langone pain management specialist. He and two MTA officers went into action Read More …

Dix Hills Ice Rink Renamed for Clark Gillies

The Dix Hills Ice Rink was officially renamed  Clark Gillies Arena Saturday in honor of the late legendary Islanders’ hockey star. The retired player and philanthropist, who lived in Greenlawn, died in January. He had served as captain of the Islanders from 1977 to 1979, and Read More …

Runner Launches Marathon Series in Huntington

Ultra-runner Eva Casale kicked off her sixth year of completing seven marathons in seven days with a flag-waving sendoff from Town Hall on Sunday. Casale will run a different course each day, throughout Long Island before wrapping up the series in her hometown of Glen Read More …