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Auction for Northport Historical

The photo “Sunrise on Halong Bay” by Herb Knopp, an award-winning local photographer, is one item up for auction.

The Northport Historical Society & Museum is hosting an auction fundraiser at Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main St., Northport, on Sat., Oct. 17.

In addition to a live country auction featuring artwork, antiques and collectibles, there will be a Chinese...

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Huntington Militia on the road

The Huntington Militia and The Roslyn Landmark Society invites the public to come by and tour the Huntington Militia encampment at Gerry Park, 221 Main Street in Roslyn, junction of Main Street and East Broadway.

Also, the proprietors of the nearby Van Nostrand-Starkins House Museum will open the house for tours and games with prizes for children and an Animal Show. This living history program...

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Huntington man who saved 3
in boat accident is thanked

Councilman Stuart Besen and his fellow Board Members recently honored Scott Stokkers of Huntington for his heroic actions, which ultimately saved the lives of three people.

On the evening of Saturday, Aug. 15, a casual fishing expedition turned fatal when a 10-foot aluminum boat capsized sending its four occupants into the waters of the Long Island Sound. Scott Stokkers of Huntington...

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Dix Hills grad finishes Army basic

Army Pvt. Vanessa A. Perry has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship,...

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Huntington gets A+ for recycling

Town received extra credit for its e-waste recycling efforts.

Huntington Town, which consistently has been a recycling leader, received a grade of “A-Plus” and the highest score of the 12 towns graded in the 2009 Long Island Recycling Report Card issued by the non-profit Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE).

Huntington received an overall score of 98, based...

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Suspect in Commack TV thefts

Suffolk police and Crime Stoppers are looking for a man they say stole televisions from a Commack store on two consecutive days.

On July 30, police say, the man took a Vizio 19-inch LCD TV from the Target at 4 Henry St. in Commack, then came back the following day and stole another one. The suspect is described as between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, with a stocky build. He wore a blue baseball...

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Huntington's Youth Court gets
$2,000 bar association grant

On Thursday, Sept. 17, the New York Bar Foundation presented a $2,000 grant to the Town of Huntington’s Youth Court Program to show its continued support for this local youth orientated alternative to the standard criminal justice system.

Gregory Guercio, chair of the New York Bar Foundation’s Tenth District, presented the grant to Maria Danisi, the Youth Court Program coordinator...

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Police reports from Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Dix Hills, Elwood, Huntington, West Hills

Cold Spring HarborAn act of petty larceny was discovered Sept. 15 at a Midland Street location. An unknown person entered a vehicle and stole an iPod and cash.

A wallet containing a bank card and cash was discovered stolen Sept. 15 from an unlocked 2002 Volkswagen Passat parked at a house on Midland Street.

Cash was discovered missing Sept. 15 from an unlocked 1999 Chevrolet Suburban...

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Huntington award for young rider

Councilwoman Susan A. Berland awarded an official proclamation from the Town of Huntington to 6-year-old equestrian Kevin Altenburg at Tuesday evening’s Town Board meeting. Kevin was awarded Grand Champion on July 29 at the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities.

Kevin placed Grand Champion and Reserve Champion, respectively, on two other occasions at The Long...

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Local 'Cupcakes for a Cause'

Cupcakes for a Cause is a national fundraiser for CancerCare for Kids, which provides support services to children affected by cancer. Participating bakeries donate a portion of cupcake sales to the charity.  Reinwald’s Bakery (495 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-424-4034) is donating 50 cents for every $2.50 cupcake it sells during the month of September; its goal is $2,500 —...

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