Huntington Plans Inaugural Film Festival

Huntington announced plans Monday for a fall film festival, part of an effort to draw Hollywood production and economic benefits to the town. The festival, planned for Nov. 7-10, is also another step toward bolstering the town’s claim that “Huntington is the cultural epicenter of Read More …

Letter: Let’s Invite Hollywood to Huntington

I am writing to share a big idea with you for Huntington Station. And, to explain the request for a $2 million portion of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding grant provided by New York State. This is both personal and professional. Personally, I have lived Read More …

Huntington Station Revitalization Plans Taking Shape

The future of Huntington Station’s commercial strip along Route 110 is gradually taking shape under the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. In January, the state awarded Huntington $10 million to upgrade the hamlet’s cluttered commercial area, with new housing, and changes for traffic and parking all 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 …

Northport Hoists Pride Flag in Celebration

Northport raised a Pride flag Thursday, kicking off a month of celebrations and support for the lgbtqia community. Speaking at the flag raising at village hall, Mayor Donna Koch, Huntington Supervisor Ed Smyth,  former mayor Henry Tobin, Huntington Town Councilwoman Joan Cergol and Joe Schramm, Read More …

Huntington Launches Film-TV Office

Huntington launched its new office of film and television Thursday and issued an invitation to Hollywood to visit Huntington. Supervisor Ed Smyth and Joe Schramm, the director of the new office, touted the sites, scenery and the proximity of Huntington for New York-based production crews. Read More …

Town’s New Film-TV Office About to Take a Bow

The Town of Huntington will on Thursday unveil its new Office of Film & Television, which is designed to raise the town’s profile as a cultural center as well as bring in new revenue. Joe Schramm, who was appointed the part-time director of the office, Read More …

Schramm Named to County LGBTQ Board

Joe Schramm, a Northport resident and business owner, has been named to the new LGBTQ+ Advisory Board by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. Schramm was also elected vice chairman. The purpose of the board is to serve as advisers to county officials on Suffolk LGBTQ+ Read More …

Schramm Has Plans for Town Board Role

Joe Schramm, 67, is a Democrat running for a seat on the Town Board. He has run a marketing company for more than two decades. Having lived in Northport for years, he says he is acquainted with the issues and problems that face residents and Read More …

Campaign 2021: Cuthbertson Endorsements, Bontempi Fundraiser

Town Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, who is running for the Suffolk County Legislative 18th District seat, has picked up a hefty number of endorsements of his campaign. He  was endorsed by the Sierra Club, the Long Island Federation of Labor, Planned Parenthood, the Faculty Association of Read More …