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 …

Families Planning to Celebrate Pride With Picnic

A Huntington couple is arranging a family pride picnic in June at Mill Dam Park, designed to celebrate LBGtQ+ families. Eric and Jim Rubin Perez said they had been working on the picnic for months, with help from the office of Town Councilwoman Joan Cergol, Read More …

New Hotel Opens on Historic Huntington Site

Officials cut the ribbon Thursday on the new hotel on Main Street, site of the former Huntington Town Hall. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Town of Huntington Supervisor Ed Smyth led the celebration of the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton. Town Councilwoman Joan 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 …

Huntington Families Celebrate Earth Day

Huntington families celebrated Earth Day Saturday with demonstrations of beekeeping, water quality, paper shredding, a giveaway of saplings and more. Sponsored by Covanta and Starflower Experiences, Town Board members Joan Cergol and Sal Ferro, the celebration also offered  arts and crafts, garden planting, and face Read More …

La Campania Restaurant Reopens

La Campania Pizza and Pasta restaurant drew a crowd for its grand reopening Saturday in Huntington. Walter Edwards and partners reopened the restaurant at  235 Broadway and are offering a wide variety of dishes, including seafood, pizza, veal, pasta, soups, chicken, eggplant, salads and more. Read More …

Hochul Ditches Proposed Apartment Requirement

Gov. Kathy Hochul has dropped a proposal from her budget that would have required municipalities to accept backyard cottages and apartments in single-family zoned neighborhoods, Newsday reported Thursday. But Huntington Supervisor Ed Smyth said Friday morning, “Albany extremists will resurrect this terrible idea the moment 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 …