Town Hall to Reopen to Walk-In Visitors

Walk-in visitors will be welcome back at Huntington Town Hall as of Wednesday, July 21, though those with appointments will get priority. Town Hall was closed to visitors in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 epidemic but had reopened to people with appointments who needed Read More …

Grandmother of 11 Beat Covid-19, Pancreatitis

Huntington Hospital celebrated a visit Tuesday from a grandmother of 11 who recovered after a six–month bout with a near-fatal case of pancreatitis. Alisa White, 61, of Wyandanch, was admitted to South Shore University Hospital with severe pancreatitis in January, after surviving a prolonged hospital Read More …

Mask Mandate Lifted for Summer School

The state has dropped its mask mandate for students in summer school, leaving it up to individual school districts to decide on what to require. “Given current low rates of COVID-19 transmission, schools/district[s] may decide to implement revised masking policies consistent with those available” to Read More …

Op-Ed: Holding Onto Pandemic’s Best Lessons

It’s already begun. The joy I felt as an educator as pandemic-related restrictions were lifted, allowing us to return students to classrooms full-time, host athletic contests, organize proms and offer in-person graduations, is fading. What we gave our students and achieved as united communities is Read More …

Incoming Whitman Freshman Wins Covid-19 Vaccine Scholarship

She hasn’t even  gone to her first class at Walt Whitman High School but incoming freshman Isabella Weber has already won a scholarship.  Weber has been announced as one of the ten winners in this week’s drawing of Gov.  Andrew M.Cuomo’s “Get a Shot to Read More …

Huntington Hospital Starts Wellness Initiative for Staff

Huntington Hospital’s Emergency Department has begun a wellness initiative for staff, with the intention of “improving mental health and decreasing stress and burnout” according to the hospital. The idea for a staff wellness initiative came from the strain that workers faced during the height of Read More …

Covid-19 State of Emergency Ends Thursday

New York’s state of emergency will end Thursday, after nearly 15 months of executive orders  designed to respond to the Covid-19 crisis and affecting nearly all walks of life. Under emergency powers granted Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, executive orders  covered events from the operation of Read More …

Providers Bring COVID-19 Vaccine to Behavioral Health Community

When it comes to protecting friends and family, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused serious concern, especially among those diagnosed with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Family Service League and Genoa Healthcare have stepped in to aid their clients in getting access to the COVID-19 Read More …