Part of Railroad Street Renamed to Honor Slain Paramedic

The Huntington Town Board voted Wednesday to rename a part of Railroad Street in honor of  a paramedic who was killed last fall. Alison Russo-Elling, an EMS lieutenant with the Fire Department of New York and a longtime volunteer with the Huntington Community First Aid Read More …

Members to Be Appointed to Huntington Boards

The Huntington Town Board is expected to appoint members to several boards at its meeting Wednesday night. They include: Zoning Board of Appeals. Current members are John Posilico, whose term expired Dec. 31, Cheryl Grossman, Richard McGrath, John Castagna, W. Gerard Asher, Alvin White, Jeffrey Read More …

Cergol Won’t Run for Re-Election to Town Board

Joan Cergol, the lone Democrat and only woman on the Huntington Town Board, will not seek re-election next year when her term ends. In a letter to the Huntington Democratic Committee,  Cergol cited numerous accomplishments during her years on the board and in town government. Read More …

Letter: Town Board Needs to Approve Basement Apartments

Dear Supervisor Smyth and members of the  HuntingtonTown Board, The town board needs to vote on and approve the basement ADU legislation.  At a time of unprecedented housing shortages, it is irresponsible not to take steps to provide safe housing for our citizens.  Basement ADU’s Read More …

Huntington Town Board Schedules 2023 Meetings

The Huntington Town Board approved a schedule Tuesday for its meetings in 2023. While the board meetings usually alternate between afternoon and evening, the first two  meetings of 2023 are scheduled for the evenings. The schedule is: Jan. 4       7 p.m. Feb. 7  Read More …

Public Session to Examine Development Proposal in Melville

The Huntington Town Board and the Long Island Association are hosting a “listening session” Thursday night on potential development of part of Melville. The session, scheduled for 6 p.m. at Bank of America, 300 Broadhollow Road, will review the “Melville Employment Center,” a proposal to Read More …

Members Named to Huntington Advisory Boards

The Huntington Town Board voted unanimously this week to appoint or reappoint several residents to town advisory boards, including: African American Task Force: Rhonda Taylor Gooden, Ken Patrick Johnson, Dr. William Earl Thomas and the Rev. Timothy Flythe Anti-Bias Task Force: Lovelee Aparacio Vetri, Stephen Read More …

Budget, Country Pointe Project on Board Agenda

The Huntington Town Board will take up  the tentative 2023 operating budget when it meets Thursday. Supervisor Ed Smyth noted in a letter to town council members that the $219,575,260 budget falls within the state-mandated tax cap, with an increase of 2.56% over the 2022 Read More …

Town Board to Consider Scheduling Standalone Public Hearings

The Huntington Town Board will consider separating future public hearings on zone changes from its regular meetings to accommodate large crowds. The board voted recently to accept a proposal put forth by Councilman Gene Cook to consider scheduling public hearings separately. Public hearings involving zone 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 …

Fire Captain Honored by Town Board

The Huntington Town Board honored Capt. Mike Colonna Tuesday night for his single-handed rescue of three people from a housefire in July. The Huntington Manor Fire Department captain was at home on July 4 when he was alerted to a fire in his neighborhood. He 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 …

National Night Out Celebration Set for Aug. 2

Huntington will celebrate National Night Out on Aug.2 with food, music and backpack and other  giveaways at Manor Field Park. As part of the celebration, hours will be extended at the new spray park. The event is co-sponsored by Council Dave Bennardo and the Huntington Read More …