Stern, Romaine Unveil Package of Incentives for Volunteer Firefighters

A package of incentives to boost support for volunteer firefighters, including a mental health program modeled on a well-respected veterans support system, was outlined Thursday by Assemblyman Steve Stern and Suffolk County Executive Ed Romaine. Speaking at the Dix Hills Fire Department, Stern and Romaine Read More …

Ex-County Official to Lead Health & Welfare Council

Former Suffolk deputy county executive Vanessa Baird-Streeter will become president and CEO of the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island. The organization, based in Huntington Station, was previously led by Rebecca Sanin, who was elected to the Suffolk County Legislature, representing the 16th District.  Read More …

2023: A Year of Triumph, Change for Huntington Residents

The year concluding at midnight brought its share of triumphs and tragedies to Huntington. Amid the fights over zoning, politics and parking struggles. it’s easy to overlook the stories of the many Huntington residents who put their hearts into making the lives of others easier, Read More …

Members Named to Police Precinct Advisory Group

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Monday announced the appointment of community members to precinct-level advisory boards, saying they were the final piece in his departmental reform program. The Second Precinct group includes 12 members drawn from a variety of activities and roles in Huntington. Read More …

Huntington to Receive Millions for Downtown, Cultural Projects

 The Town of Huntington and several nonprofit organizations will receive significant infusions of money to fund cultural and downtown projects, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Tuesday. Accompanied by cultural organization leaders and elected town, county and state leaders who packed the Chapin Rainbow Read More …

Suffolk Death Linked to Rare Bacteria in Seawater

New York State warned residents Wednesday to beware a bacteria in seawater that has been linked to a death in Suffolk County. Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state Department of Health said that the bacteria Vibrio Vulnificus  can cause skin breakdowns and ulcers. “While rare, Read More …

Suffolk Opens Down Payment Program for First-Time Home Buyers

Suffolk County has opened for application process for a homeowner down payment assistance program, County Executive Steve Bellone announced Thursday. Under the program, eligible first-time homebuyers can receive up to $30,000 of the purchase of a single-family residence on the condition that they live in Read More …

Ahoy, Huntington: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Film Coming to Coindre Hall

A free showing of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” is coming to Coindre Hall on Aug. 4. The office of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Friday that the showing is the second of three family-friendly films scheduled at county parks Read More …

Stern’s Legislation to Aid Veterans on Home Ownership, Business

Legislation sponsored by State Assemblyman Steve Stern will protect veterans against fraud and support veterans who are business owners, Stern and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Thursday. One piece of legislation protects prospective homebuyers, who are veterans using a VA loan, from fraud by Read More …

Officials Push for More Volunteers at Fire Departments

A lineup of local and county officials pitched the value and benefits of joining fire departments as volunteers Thursday. Noting the shortage of volunteers, especially compared to previous decades, and the cost of creating full-time, professional departments, officials, including Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Suffolk Read More …