Huntington Local

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

What the neighbors are up to

The Huntington Zoning Board of Appeals has scheduled a public hearing for 6 p.m. Thursday to consider these applications.

CENTERPORT: Eric A. Schmidt requests front-yard, accessory-structure and retaining-wall relief in order to legalize and replace retaining walls in front with setback and in right of way, shed, garage conversion, raised wood deck and erection of wraparound deck, on the south...

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$5,000 reward in case of man found dead in Huntington Station

Police have posted a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in the slaying of 27-year-old Luis Castro, whose body was found on a roadway in Huntington Station.

Castro, from Roosevelt, was found on Sunday, Oct. 4, by a passing motorist on West Rouges Path. Police determined he had died of multiple stab wounds.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call...

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Recent death in the community

GAUGHRAN - Marianne F. (nee Tomick) on October 21, 2009 in her 80thyear, formerly of Dix Hills (former antique dealer and teacher inSyosset School District). Loving wife of the late Raymond H.Gaughran. Beloved mother of Patricia Matsis and her husband Michael,James F. Gaughran and his wife Carol and Kenneth C. Gaughran. Devotedgrandmother of Kaitlin Gaughran & Michael Gaughran. Dear sister ofJoan...

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Wellness event in Huntington

Wellness is a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being. Balance Chiropractic and Wellness Center, located at 198 New York Avenue in Huntington Village, has joined with some like-minded professionals to present a free day of beauty, health and wellness.

On Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., guests will be pampered and educated and will enjoy a...

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Police reports from Commack, Dix Hills, Halesite, Huntington Station and Melville

CommackAn unknown individual entered the stock room and stole money at the US Gas station on Commack Road.

Dix HillsTires and rims were discovered missing from a vehicle lon Highland Boulevard on Oct. 15.HalesiteA 1991 Toyota Echo on Ketewomoke Drive was reported stolen Oct. 15. The vehicle had been left unlocked with the keys inside.Huntington StationA Mickey Court residence was discovered...

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Auction nears at Arts Council

Original art from oils to watercolors to pastels to gold and diamond jewelry will be available for bidding starting Friday, Nov. 6 as the Huntington Arts Council's "L'Art Pour L'Art" opens with a gala reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

The festivities take place at the Arts Council's Main Street Petite Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. The silent auction fundraiser runs until 6 p.m. on...

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Picture perfect day in Northport

It was a picture perfect day in Northport Harbor as a seagull takes off on Thursday. The temperature in Northport came close to 75 degrees in the afternoon.  Tomorrow is expected to be mostly cloudy and colder (49 to 56), with rain in the forecast and warmer temperatures in the forecast for Saturday.

Newsday Photo / Karen Wiles Stabile...

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2 local grads finish ROTC course

Richard M. Auletta Jr. and John R. Pflug graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.     Auletta is a 2006 graduate of St. Anthony's High School, South Huntington, and is the son of Richard M. and Donna L. Auletta of Halsey Place, Lindenhurst.

Pflug,...

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Dix Hills woman wins Ms. Senior America national pageant

Earlier this month, Gail King of Dix Hills was crowned Ms. Senior America 2009 at the national final competition in Atlantic City. The annual pageant spotlights and honors women, age 60 and older, who best exemplify what senior women can do and accomplish. Contestants are judged on poise, talent, elegance and life philosophy.

King, 60, taught English for 35 years at Sachem High School North...

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Wedding with a local connection

Lauren Coffey and Gianni DiMeglio were married July 11 at St. William the Abbot Church in Seaford. The reception was at the Venetian Yacht Club in Babylon.

She is a teacher for the Half Hollow Hills school district in Dix Hills and is the daughter of Patrick and Barbara Coffey of Seaford.

The bridegroom is a financial specialist for Wachovia Bank in Ardsley and is the son of Luigi and...

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