‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ Raises Funds for Special Olympics

About 200 hardy souls dashed into the water off Frank P. Petrone Crab Meadow Beach on Sunday morning to help raise money for Special Olympics. This year’s Polar Plunge included teams from the Elwood, South Huntington, Harborfields and Northport school districts as well as town employees and Read More …

Arts in the Spotlight at Whitman High School

Walt Whitman High School put art in the spotlight Saturday, hosting a packed fine arts and crafts festival, and cutting the ribbon on a new gallery. The school has held the festival since 2001, and draws vendors offering everything from wreaths to leather goods, cards, Read More …

More Than 70 Years Later, Veteran, 89, Gets His Diploma

A man who dropped out of high school in 1952 to enlist in the military received his high school diploma Tuesday at a Huntington Town Board meeting. Harborfields Principal Marie Netto presented the honorary degree to George Kuhn, who is 89 years old. He dropped Read More …

Greenlawn Celebrates Summer Nights on Broadway

Pets, food, musicians, firefighters and residents were on hand Wednesday for the first of two Greenlawn Summer Nights block party. Sponsored by the Greenlawn Civic Association and Huntington Town Council members Dr. David Bennardo and Sal Ferro, the party on Broadway encourages residents to patronize Read More …

Marchers Celebrate With LI Pride Parade

Scores of people, including members of the Pride community, police officers, elected officials and candidates, teachers, doctors and families marched Sunday in celebration as the Long Island Pride parade returned to Huntington. Young and old joined the march along Main Street to Heckscher Park where Read More …

Second Town Board Vote OKs Oheka Condo Plan

The Huntington Town Board on Monday cleaned up the language of a resolution that approved Oheka Castle’s bid to add luxury condominiums. The approval had four yes votes, from Town Supervisor Ed Smyth, Gene Cook, Sal Ferro and Dr. David Bennardo, while Town Councilwoman Joan Read More …

Nonprofits Combine Efforts to Add Veteran Services at Art Center

The Spirit of Huntington Art Center and Rise Life Services said Friday that they are combining forces to expand and add resources for veterans while continuing to operate as a center for people with autism and special needs. The combined center will be called Rise Read More …

South Huntington Schools to Honor Bennardo at Retirement

The South Huntington school board  has scheduled a retirement party Monday for  Dr. David  Bennardo, who is retiring as superintendent of the district after nine years. The celebration will run from 6 -8 p.m., starting with a ceremony in the Performing Arts Center at WaltWhitman High Read More …

S. Huntington District Pulls Proposed Sale of Athletic Field

The South Huntington school district has removed the proposed sale of an athletic field that voters were to consider on May 18. Dr. David Bennardo, district superintendent, said that a technical issue was discovered with the title to the property that couldn’t be resolved quickly. Read More …

Candidate Introductions; Campaign Managers Named

Former Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia is hosting the campaign kickoff of Stephanie Bontempi Thursday, headlined by former US Rep. Peter King, R-Massapequa. Bontempi is running against the Suffolk County 18th District seat currently held by Dr. William Spencer, against Town Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, a Democrat. Read More …