Update: State Marijuana Law Could Bump Into Town Restrictions

Updated: Town attorney Nick Ciappetta  is expected to review a state agreement that would legalize recreational marijuana in light of a Town Board vote in 2019 to ban its use and sale in Huntington.  In August 2019, the Town Board unanimously voted to prohibit the Read More …

Coalition Awarded Grant for Drug Addiction Services

A coalition of Long Island service agencies has been awarded $5.7 million to support addiction prevention, treatment and recovery programs. The Long Island Network, made up of 12 human services and behavioral health organizations, received the funds from the federally supported NYS Opioid Response Grant Read More …

Sini Warns of Hazards in Counterfeit Drugs

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini  and Steven Chassman, executive director of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence issued a warning Sunday that illicit substances are being pressed to look like prescription pills. The substances include  methamphetamine being marketed as Adderall. Read More …

Book Review: The Unflinching ‘A Saint and a Sinner’

A memoir written by former priest Stephen H. Donnelly of Huntington is an unsparing account of his time in the priesthood and the struggles he went through to keep the promises he made.
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2 Face Drug, Weapon Charges After Disturbance in Commack

Two men were arrested on drug and weapons charges after a disturbance in Commack, Suffolk police reported Wednesday. Fourth Precinct police officers responded to a disturbance at 7-Eleven, 362 Veterans Memorial Highway,  Tuesday at approximately 9:45 p.m. During the disturbance, police said, Robert Sperduti displayed Read More …

Mountainside to Offer Family Support Groups

Mountainside Huntington will soon offer family support groups to those affected by a loved one’s addiction. These free monthly sessions are designed to provide family members with the recovery and support services they need to heal with  addicted individuals. Family support groups are open to parents, Read More …

Huntington Hospital Installs Lockbox for Drug Disposal

 Huntington Hospital has installed a secure box in its lobby for patients and visitors to safely dispose of unused prescription medications.     This box will be accessible to the public seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The location is secured through Read More …

Daytop Village to Get $4 Million for Expansion

Samaritan Daytop Village has been awarded a $4 million grant to upgrade services  at its Huntington Station facility. U.S. Rep. Thomas Suozzi, D-Glen Cove, announced the federal  grant, from the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,  Monday at Read More …

Northport Blotter: Man Arrested on Drug Charges

An Oak Beach man was arrested by Northport Village police on multiple drug charges. James Gilchrist, 62, was arrested on Feb. 27. While on patrol a police officer noticed a car being operated on Fort Salonga Road with one headlight out. A check found the Read More …

Ex-School Employee Indicted on Drug, Weapons Charges

A former Commack school employee was arraigned Thursday on a 27-count indictment involving weapons and drug charges. Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini announced the indictment Thursday. Patrick Musumeci, 30, a Patchogue resident, was arrested Feb. 6. He faces four counts of Criminal Possession Read More …

Commack District Employee Arrested on Drug, Gun Charges

A Commack school district employee was arrested Wednesday on multiple gun and drug charges after a search of his home in Patchogue. Patrick Musumeci, 30, was charged with three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree, six Read More …

Huntington Station Man Gets 90 Months for Selling Fentanyl

A Huntington Station man who enlisted his teenaged brother to sell drugs was sentenced to 90 months in federal prison Friday on charges of distributing fentanyl. Jamal Brown, 26, pleaded guilty in May to distributing and possessing with intent to distribute more than 40 grams Read More …

Libraries to Collect Old Medications in October

Public libraries will be collecting old and unused medications this October. Proper disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications is essential for risk reduction and environmental protection. Monday 10/22, 10am-12pm – Huntington Public Library Main Branch Monday 10/22, 1pm-3pm – Elwood Public Library Tuesday 10/23, 12pm-2pm – Read More …