Huntington Local

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

Two at Whitman named
as National Merit semifinalists

Michael Griffith, Sara Ging and Principal James Polansky.

On Wednesday, approximately 16,000 semifinalists, or approximately one third of the 50,000 high scorers nationwide, were named in the 55th annual National Merit Scholarship program. We are proud that two of them, Sara Ging and Michael Griffith, attend Walt Whitman High School.

These scholastically talented seniors were...

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'Our Disappeared' to be screened
Sunday at Cinema Arts Centre

A scene from “Our Disappeared,” by Juan Mandelbaum

“Our Disappeared,” a film directed & produced by Juan Mandelbaum about people who were “disappeared” in Argentina during the military dictatorship from 1976 to 1983, is being shown at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington.

Gustavo Moretto, composer of the film’s music,...

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Police reports from Commack, Dix Hills, East Northport, Halesite and elsewhere

CommackThe window of a 2005 Honda parked at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Center on Commack Road was smashed Sept. 6. Electronics were stolen from the vehicle.Dix HillsA mountain bike was reported stolen from the back yard of a house on Kenmore Place Sept. 6.

A 1996 Dodge Neon parked on Pine Acres Boulevard was stolen Sept. 6. The keys had been left in the car.

East NorthportA 2007 Royal...

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Brownies clean Asharoken Beach

Members of Brownie Troop 2560 cleaned Asharoken Beach on Monday as part of a state and nation campaign every year in September.

Under the program – coordinated statewide by the American Littoral Society ( –  volunteer groups  collect and record the litter found on specific beaches.

Participating from Troop 2560 were Susan Sullivan, Kyra Hunter,...

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Recent deaths in the community

FORSTEN - Catherine D., 100, of Huntington, on September 14, 2009.Beloved wife of the late Arthur. Cherished mother of Adeline (August)Galbraith, Frank (Marie Stanton), Patricia (Robert) Sog, and the lateCarl. Loving grandmother of 21 and great-grandmother of many. Devotedsister of Raymond Wandursky. Visiting Wednesday 2 5 & 7-9pm at theM.A. Connell Funeral Home, 934 New York Ave., Huntington...

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Primary voting in Huntington

Here are the unofficial returns reported by the Suffolk County Board of Elections in Tuesday's primary races in Huntington town:

In the Independence Party primary for Huntington Supervisor,

PETRONE, FRANK P, 218 votes,  57.98% GARETANO, JOSEPH V,  158 votes,    42.02%

For councilman (top 2), CUTHBERTSON, MARK A, 228 votes. 30.52% BESEN, STUART P,  211 votes,...

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Burglary loot up for review

In an attempt to return items to rightful owners, Suffolk detectives are inviting victims of recent burglaries – including some in Dix Hills, and Commack – to view property that has been recovered during recent investigations.

Fourth Squad Detectives say they believe these proceeds were taken during residential burglaries between May and August in Lake Ronkonkoma, Lake Grove, Farmingville,...

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3rd suspect makes plea deal
in rape in 2008 Greenlawn park

Justin McDonald of Huntington, the last of three defendants charged with raping a 17-year-old woman in a Greenlawn park last year and robbing her two male companions pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree robbery in exchange for an 18-year sentence. McDonald, 19, had been charged with first-degree rape, along with brothers Patrick and Anthony Minkeson. For the details, click here. ...

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Walk for cancer in Huntington

On Saturday, at least 500 participants are expected to attend the Jana Piccola Walk 4Love in Huntington.

The five-kilometer run/walk to raise money for pediatric cancer research is dedicated to a Huntington woman who passed away in October from Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) at 21.

Jana Lee Piccola was diagnosed with cancer at 16 in May 2003, on the day of her junior prom. She spent that...

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Huntington artist's Greek project

Huntington artist Thea Lanzisero is in Greece this month working on an environmental art installation in Rhodes. 

The artist – who works with bamboo and who had a public installation in a park in town in recent years – has set up a blog for people to track her adventure (and the occasional dip in the Aegean Sea).

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