Memorial Day: Parades, Road Run Honoring Fallen Marine

A virtual road race in honor of a fallen Marine from East Northport, a town ceremony, and parades around Huntington will mark Memorial Day weekend. The Christopher G. Scherer I Ran the Grid race,  in honor of Marine Cpl. Christopher G. Scherer who was killed in Read More …

Huntington Plans Memorial Day Services, With Covid-19 Limits

Traditional services in Huntington to honor the war dead will look at lot different this year. The Town of Huntington said that a commemoration at Town Hall on Sunday will be closed, limited to members of the Veterans Advisory Board, with a raising and lowering Read More …

Groups to Place Flags at Local Cemeteries

More than a dozen local cemeteries, including Huntington Rural Cemetery, will allow the placement of American flags at gravestones on May 23. The ceremonies are suspended at national cemeteries because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said the county will work with Read More …

Memorial Day Weekend Features Commemorations, Parades, Carnival

Parades, a carnival and ceremonies to honor the war dead are scheduled around Huntington during the three-day Memorial Day weekend. The YMCA carnival continues Friday night and raises money for YMCA scholarships. Active military and veterans  can visit vettix.org for free tickets. Friday 6:00pm-11:00pm Saturday Read More …

Huntington Parades Honor the Fallen

Across Huntington on Monday, bands, Scouts, firefighters, elected officials, veterans and more honored those lost in military service to the country. Memorial Day parades or commemorative services took place in downtown Huntington, Commack/Elwood, Centerport, East Northport, Greenlawn, Melville and Northport. Elected officials including Supervisor Chad Read More …

Trash Pickup Postponed by Holiday

There is no scheduled trash collection on Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Residents who normally have their trash collected on Monday will have their trash collected on Tuesday and Thursday this week. Residents who normally have their trash collected on Tuesday will have their trash collected Read More …

Remembering the War Dead in East Northport

Marine Cpl. Christopher Scherer was remembered in a ceremony Friday night in East Northport, as were thousands of others killed in wars in recent years. The corporal’s father, Tim Scherer, presided over the reading of names of all those Americans killed in Afghanistan and Iraq Read More …

Memorial Day Parades, Commemorations

The unofficial start of summer gets underway Friday as Americans are expected to travel in record numbers over the long Memorial Day weekend. The American Automobile Association said travelers will  fill roadways, rail stations and airports, despite high gas prices. Memorial Day honors the men and Read More …