Claim That Town ‘Could’ Build 40,000 Apartments Isn’t in Town Plans

A Nassau County newspaper’s headline and article that projected that Town “could” add 40,000 apartments in Melville triggered anti-development groups this week. The number is based on possibilities under zoning rules, not actual plans. Supervisor Ed Smyth said no such number was contemplated in a Read More …

Town Board to Schedule Hearings on Melville Development Plan

The Huntington Town Board on Tuesday will take up scheduling public hearings on a proposal to create a walkable downtown in Melville. Town interest in developing the area has grown over recent years as the demand for office space has declined. At the same time, Read More …

Man Found Dead in Melville House Fire

A man was found dead in a Melville home destroyed by fire, Suffolk police said Tuesday. Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the man’s death. A 911 caller reported a fire at 109 Wilmington Drive at approximately Read More …

Updated: Condo Catches Fire in Centerport

  A condo at Courtyard Circle in Centerport caught fire Monday afternoon, eyewitnesses said. Firefighters from Centerport, Huntington, Halesite, Greenlawn and Melville were among the units that responded. Rob Schwartz, founder of the Bald Eagles of Centerport group, said he noted that three young eagles Read More …

Board Rejects Overlay District in Melville

A plan to create an industrial overlay district in Melville to allow a mix of retail and housing was voted down Tuesday night by the Huntington Town Board. The vote was 3-2, with Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci as sponsor, and Councilman Mark Cuthbertson voting for Read More …

BAPS Hindu Temple Hosting Diwali Festival

Huntington residents will have the chance to celebrate Diwali next week at the BAPS Temple in Melville. On Monday, the Indian New Year and Festival of Lights will be celebrated at 2 Deshon Drive with a full day of festivities. Diwali is the five-day festival Read More …

Long Island’s First Indoor Pickleball Courts Open in Melville

  Right in Melville, Long Island’s first indoor pickleball facility has officially opened. Pickle N Par has taken over the space of the former Restaurant Depot location at 515 Broadhollow Road, and plans on getting both counties excited about the sport. Often compared to games Read More …

Melville Student Commended for Eagle Scout Ranking

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly and Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci recently honored a Melville student who ranked Eagle Scout. Donnelly joined the family, friends and fellow members of Boy Scout Troop 708 to honor Henry A. Rivas for his Eagle Scout title, where he received Read More …

Tigra Live Animations, Little Hippo Books Create AR Kids’ Books

Melville-based Tigra Live Animations is partnering with Publisher Little Hippo Books to create a new line of augmented reality books for children. The AR books were developed by the Melville company and are completely different than a traditional book, working with this new technology that Read More …

Canon Earns Sustained Excellence Award

Melville-based Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced recently its winning of the 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. The company was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a Washington, D.C. ceremony on April 11. Read More …