Huntington Local

Community news from Asharoken to West Hills and every place in between.

Commack schools commended for anti-smoking program

The Commack School District was recently recognized by the Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island for their "leadership and commitment to maintaining a tobacco free environment." The district was invited to participate this annual recognition event - "Celebrating Tobacco Control Champions"- which brings the leaders in the field of education together with those representing...

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Bar/restaurant night at Oheka

Let the 20-somethings party like rock stars. You can enjoy cocktail hour like royalty at Oheka Castle. Nibble appetizers and sip a drink inside this grand castle, which has a terrace overlooking Long Island Sound.

“It’s not the ordinary bar scene. It’s not someone’s home either,” says Nancy Murton, director of advertising, marketing and public relations (and the...

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Recent deaths in the community

LENAHAN - Thomas J. Jr., of Marblehead, MA, formerly of Huntington,New York, surrounded by his daughters, passed away peacefully, withlove and dignity, after a brief illness, September 17th, at the age of86. Mr. Lenahan spent his career in the bulk cargo shipping industry.He was the President of INSCO Lines, IN SCO Lines Ltd. and SteadfastShipping in Tampa, Florida, New Orleans, LA, and later in...

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Town details plan to replace
Huntington Station auto shop

An abandoned automobile repair shop in Huntington Station – a community eyesore for more than a decade – will be transformed into a mixed use building including retail establishments and apartments under a public-private partnership announced Tuesday by Supervisor Frank Petrone and the Town Council.

    The $3.5 million project will demolish the former Tilden...

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'Green' workshop from Huntington
Chamber of Commerce

“Going Green” is a hot topic in the news these days.  Greener homes, factories and offices can positively impact our world, lead to a healthier and more productive work environment and “Going Green” is another way for businesses to become socially responsible within our communities.  This year, a special workshop will focus on “Training the Trades”,...

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Town board meets tonight

The town board meets tonight at 7:30 to hold public hearings on changing the zoning regulations in certain business districts, and on the granting of certificates of approval for historic buildings, sites or landmarks on West Neck Road, Godfrey Lane and Park Avenue, all in Huntington....

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What the neighbors are up to

The Huntington Zoning Board of Appeals holds a public hearing Thursday at 6 p.m. Here are the applications on their most recent agenda:

CENTERPORT: Gary and Carol Shea request accessory structure relief for structure with interior walls (work shop), shed less than 2 feet from property line and exceeding cumulative floor area for accessory structures, and to legalize detached two-car garage...

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Firefighter is volunteer of year

In recognition of his extraordinary service and commitment to the community, and in conjunction with the Suffolk County Legislature’s annual Volunteer Recognition Program, Suffolk Legislator Lou D’Amaro (D-Huntington Station) named Melville Fire Department member Robert J. Earley the 17th Legislative District’s 2009 Volunteer of the Year. 

D’Amaro surprised...

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Disability parking permits expiring

More than 11,000 Disability Parking Permits (blue hang-tags) in the Town of Huntington will expire on September 30, according to the town clerk’s office, which notes that renewal applications were mailed in June and second reminders last month.  More than 9,600 renewals have been issued, but anyone falling through the cracks should call the clerk’s office at 631-351-3206....

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'Jana' walk called a success

Volunteers who helped organize the event. To enlarge, click here

Amy Burlage, one of the organizers of the Jana Piccola Walk 4 Love over the weekend, reports that the event “was a complete success.”

Burlage said more than 700 people attended. “It will take until the end of the week to calculate the amount of money raised,” she said, “but it is going...

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