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Tim Healy has been an editor at Newsday since 1979. He is responsible for much of the LI Life section on Sundays and is also helping develop this very local portion of Newsday's Web site devoted to covering all the communities in the town of Huntington.
A goal is to find residents who will volunteer to regularly contribute stories about those communities. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail us at email@example.com with contact information.
Huntington Local is closing down for the foreseeable future, starting on Friday, Oct. 30. We’re not sure if we’re history or merely going on hiatus, but we won’t be around for a while.
We’d like to thank all the residents of the Town of Huntington who followed us for the past 27 months, especially the scores of people who contributed stories, photos and tips....Read more »
Traffic into the Greenlawn Video store had dwindled.
By March, the troubled economy, coupled with the explosion of movie delivery services such as Netflix and On Demand cable services, had taken a toll.
Owner Junior Silverio had even started using money from his personal savings to keep the business afloat.
“I stayed, hoping it would get better,” said Silverio, 58,...Read more »
The first gig for Spare Change, a local boy band, will be for a good cause. They’ll perform next month at an Amityville fundraiser to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.
After studying and performing for several years with the Paul Green School of Rock Music in Melville, the five members of Spare Change, ages 9 to 12, decided to start their own rock...Read more »
Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a woman who took credit cards from pocket books in a South Huntington Hallmark.
Police say the woman, seen above in video surveillance photos, took the credit cards and other items at the store on Route 110 on Wednesday, June 17, at about 3 p.m. She is described as a white female, 30-40 years old, with long, dark hair. She was...Read more »
Huntington Town Council members have four-year terms and earn $76,841. They cast individual votes to adopt laws on issues ranging from zoning to recreational programs. They vote on the town budget, which determines the local tax rate, and set the level of services provided by the town.
Here are this year’s candidates:
STUART P. BESENDemocraticBACKGROUND: Besen, 45, of Northport,...Read more »
The Northport Historical Society’s Antiques Show will feature “Among the trove of antique treasures, 18th and 19th century continental furnishings, Americana and Primitives, clocks, Majolica, Art Glass, Silver, Textiles and Linen, Estate and Vintage Costume Jewelry and much more,” according to the organizer’s Web site.
The event runs from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday at Laurel...Read more »
LANDEAU - Mary (nee Simas), of Mashpee, Massachusetts, formerly ofAsharoken, NY, died after a long illness on October 27, 2009. BornOctober 25, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the wife of the late WallaceLandeau and previously the late John P. Paone. Survived by her son,John P. Paone, Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Mashpee. She was predeceasedby her son, Kenneth Paone. Grandmother of Jonathan Paone, of...Read more »
Air Force Airman Thomas M. Ratchford graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Ratchford is a 2006 graduate of Walt Whitman High School, Huntington Station. He is the son of Robert Ratchford of Chichester Road, Huntington Station, and the brother of Lauri Adams of Nottingham Court, Nesconset. The airman completed an intensive,...Read more »
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and through awareness, education, and empowerment, organizations throughout the world help with this month-long awareness campaign to bring focus to this deadly disease. Students and teachers in the South Huntington School District have held many and varied fund-raising programs to help in this universal cause.
The Susan G. Komen for...Read more »
Republican Bill Dowler, left, and Conservative Peter Nichols, center, are challenging incumbent Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone, right, a Democrat.
If you missed it on TV, here’s a link for the Huntington supervisor candidate debate that appeared on News 12 with moderator Jackie Lukas.
And to read a story about the candidates, click here...Read more »