Weighing In on the Proposed Melville Proceedings

I’ve been paying close attention to the public forums held in recent weeks on the two Melville proposals currently being advanced by the Huntington Town Board. Having been actively engaged as a former Huntington Town councilwoman on many days and nights discussing ideas for Melville Read More …

Crowd Fills Auditorium for Look at Melville Plan

Many Huntington residents got their first real look Tuesday night at a plan to transform part of Melville into a vibrant area of mixed-use properties. The crowd that packed the auditorium of West Hollow Middle School Auditorium heard first from Supervisor Ed Smyth, while the Read More …

An Open Letter to the Residents of Melville

I campaigned for Supervisor (and Town Council in 2017), on a platform to stop overdevelopment. I am still committed to that platform. Overdevelopment exacerbates the daunting strain on our existing infrastructure, traffic, environment, and resources. Melville Town Center is not over developed. Melville is already Read More …

Melville Plan Leads to Clash at Town Board Meeting

    Residents watching Huntington Town Board meetings are accustomed to seeing members remaining mostly silent during public hearings. But last week was different in at least one instance, even by the standards of Huntington’s development battles so often fraught with high emotions and disputed Read More …

Election 2024: Campaign Kickoffs; Endorsements and Awards

Politicians are fundraising and winning endorsements as election season is underway at events around Huntington. Read More …

Project Prom Readies Teens for Big Moment

 Huntingon teens wanting to look their best for their high school proms and others turned out for Project Prom Thursday. Town employees, and officers from the Suffolk County Police Department Second Precinct and other organizations have been collecting clothes, jewelry, shoes and accessories for Read More …

Board OKs Melville Hearings, but Lupinacci Splits in Opposition

The Huntington Town Board voted Wednesday night to approve three public hearings on the proposed Melville Town Center but only after a lengthy statement in opposition from Councilwoman Brooke Lupinacci. Councilman David Bennardo was absent, producing a vote of 3-1 in support of the public Read More …

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 …

Huntington Senior Center Celebrates Its 50th Year

Huntington celebrated the 50th anniversary of its senior center Thursday, with a champagne toast, music, lunch, dancing–lots of dancing–and a cake. From its early days as a source of nutritious meals and programs, the center has grown into a home for clubs, meals, education and support Read More …