Breakfast Honors Service of U.S. Military Veterans

Dozens of veterans turned out Friday for a breakfast honoring them for their service. Sponsored by Assemblymen Keith Brown and Steve Stern, and Suffolk Legislator Stephanie Bontempi, the the third annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast brought together veterans from the Korean War through Afghanistan. The legislators Read More …

7 Days of Marathons to Aid Veterans to Start Sunday

Eva Casale will set out on her journey of seven marathons in seven days after a ceremony Sunday morning at Huntington Town Hall. The well-known Long Island distance runner has raised thousands of dollars to assist veterans, running with the slogan EVA–Every Veteran Appreciated. Each Read More …

Veterans to Be Honored at LI Ducks Games

Suffolk County’s program to honor veterans at Long Island Ducks games will return this season. The Heroes of the Game program features veterans and active-duty personnel through game-time recognition and free tickets. More than 100 residents will be honored during the season. Up to two Read More …

Volunteers Work to Provide Veterans’ Basic Needs

At a Westy storage facility in East Northport, Lonnie Sherman stacks boxes of underwear from floor to ceiling. The boxes will soon be in the hands of some of the hundreds of homeless veterans living on Long Island. It started 15 years ago, when Lonnie Read More …

Car Show Benefits Project for Homeless Veterans

Veterans, friends, car enthusiasts and more came to Walt Whitman High School Sunday to support veterans in need. US Rep. Nick LaLota and Suffolk police were among those attending  the show, sponsored by the Centurion Cruisers Car Club and American Legion Post 1244. Naval sea Read More …

Letter: A Story of Two Veterans

This is the last privilege I will enjoy as your Huntington Town Councilwoman to address our military men and women on Veterans Day. I want all of our military veterans to know how much I love them, will continue to love them, and how grateful Read More …

Kiwanis Club to Place Flags at Huntington Town Hall

Volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Huntington will be placing American flags on the front lawn of Town Hall on Saturday. The “Field of Honor” flags will honor current and past veterans of American military service. The 3 x 5-foot flags are mounted on 8-foot Read More …

Disabled Vet Celebrates Move Into Columbia Terrace Home

A disabled Navy veteran cut the ribbon on her new home Monday, moving into Columbia Terrace, a community designed for veterans. “I am overwhelmed.  This is my dream come true,” JoJo Maria Timpanero said.  “My new home is beautiful. I can only say thank you Read More …

Memorial Day Weekend Filled With Parades, Commemoration

The long Memorial Day weekend kicks off Friday with the Huntington YMCA’s four-day carnival, with commemorations of the holiday throughout the long  weekend. Most school districts are closed on Friday because no snow days were required this year. A wreath-laying ceremony is scheduled for Sunday 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 …