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Lida Russo

Lida Russo lives and works in Huntington. She is a licensed realtor with Prudential Douglas Elliman of Huntington and travel consultant of 20 years with KPT Travel.

Prior to Lida's real estate career, she worked with Sabena Belgian World Airlines as their assistant tour manager.

To our readers: Goodbye, and thanks.

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....

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Greenlawn comes to aid of its local video store

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,...

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School of Rock students are playing Crohn's fundraiser

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...

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Police ask help on suspect in South Huntington credit card thefts

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...

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4 candidates seek 2 seats on Huntington Town Council

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,...

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Northport Historical's antiques show

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...

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Recent deaths in the community

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...

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Whitman High School grad finishes Air Force basic training

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,...

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Whitman teams play for the cure

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...

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TV debate for Huntington supervisor

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...

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