Op-Ed: Fix the Marijuana Loopholes to Protect Children

Science tells us that the human brain does not completely develop until around the age of 25. We as a culture have dedicated significant time and effort to teaching our children the dangers of smoking combustible tobacco. As the prevalence of nicotine vaping has, legalizing Read More …

Op-Ed: Huntington Should Opt In on Marijuana

The legality of adult-use cannabis in New York has brought forth plenty of online chatter regarding the plant’s potential harms and benefits, how the new legalization bill will impact young people and traffic safety, and whether or not having dispensaries locally would outweigh the suspected Read More …

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 …

State Leaders Reach Deal on Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana

New York State leaders announced agreement early Sunday morning on legislation to legalize adult use of cannabis. The bill would establish the Office of Cannabis Management to implement a framework that would cover medical, adult-use and cannabinoid hemp. The bill would also expand New York Read More …

Cuomo Proposes Legalizing Cannabis, Online Sports Betting

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced two proposals Wednesday designed to increase state tax revenue, one legalizing  cannabis and another that permit online sports betting. His proposals would create an Office of Cannabis Management to oversee both a  new adult-use cannabis program, and the state’s existing Read More …

Forum to Consider Impact of Legalizing Marijuana

A panel of experts in dealing with the consequences of drug use will lead a forum Tuesday at Huntington Town Hall. The theme is, “The New York State Legalization of Marijuana: How would it affect us in the Town of Huntington? How can we best Read More …

Two Arrested on Drug Charges

Two people were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, Northport police said. Andre Knox, 42, of Huntington Station was arrested April 25 on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Northport police said Knox was observed operating a 2008 Read More …

Money, Drugs Seized by State Police

Two Dix Hills men have been arrested and more than 500 pounds of marijuana seized, along with $200,000 US currency,  multiple vehicles and real property worth millions of dollars seized. the New York State Police announced Thursday. Arrested were: Steven Polizzi, 57 of Dix Hills, 2 Read More …