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I cover the Town of Huntington with my fellow reporter Deborah Morris. My goal is to keep you informed about what is going on and to respond to issues that arise. I also will be focusing on the villages of Northport and Asharoken, reporting and writing about their successes and challenges. I am interested in local politics, how taxpayers’ money is spent, giving a voice to the voiceless and telling the stories of the town’s quirky and inspiring people and events.
The Hempstead Town Animal Shelter is offering free pet adoptions that started yesterday and runs until Jan. 5 during its annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Program.
All pet adoption fees will be waived during the program, which started Saturday, to give residents an opportunity to welcome a cat or dog into their homes. Free rabies vaccinations, testing for feline AIDS/leukemia and microchipping,...Read more »
It’s my last day in Riverhead. My week-long focus on the community brought me to the Long Island Aquarium, the Suffolk Theater, up and down Main Street and near the farm stands on Sound Avenue and stores on Middle Country Road.
I took your advice and found the bison roaming around at the corner of Reeves and Roanoke avenues. I haven’t tried the $20 bison burger at Tweed’s yet, but I just might.
I...Read more »
BROOKHAVEN State awards grants for energy studies Brookhaven National Laboratory and a Stony Brook heat pump manufacturer have received state grants to develop new technologies that would improve energy efficiency.
The Upton laboratory received $100,000, and ThermoLift Inc. in Stony Brook is getting $483,000 from the state Energy Research and Development Authority’s Advanced Buildings Program.
The...Read more »
It was Diane Sawchuk’s first time back at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead since watching the premiere of the 1968 animated film “Yellow Submarine” as a teenager.
“I went there as a kid,” said Sawchuk, 58, of Riverhead. “I remember the theater was darker and older with red velvet walls. I just think it’s so beautiful now. They did a great job restoring it.”
Sawchuk accompanied her friends...Read more »
Were you alive when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago today? What do you remember about the day? If you weren't alive, what memories did loved ones share
Newsday.com wants to know. Please share them in the comment section below....Read more »
Architect Stephen Schwartz is looking to recruit scores of builders for a special job he has planned for this Sunday in Merrick. Schwartz, 71, of Livingston, N.J., will be bringing 70,000 Lego pieces to Temple Israel of South Merrick to construct a giant Hanukkah menorah with the help of local families.
“The beauty of the program is that each family works as a little team with parents or grandparents...Read more »
Voters, by a nearly 2-1 ratio, have approved a $10.4 million bond referendum to renovate the main branch of the Great Neck Public Library.
The referendum Tuesday was approved 940-514.
About half of the bond will be used to improve the infrastructure of the Bayview Avenue building, which hasn’t been renovated since it was built in 1970.
The other half of the bond will pay for upgrades...Read more »
Applications open for aid to buy homes Nassau County residents seeking to make their dream of buying a house a reality are invited to apply for a share of $500,000 in federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding.
“Home ownership and affordable housing is vitally important to keeping families, seniors and young professionals on Long Island and is critical to economic...Read more »
It’s my second-to-last day in Riverhead. I’m stopping by Riverhead Town Hall’s art gallery exhibit “Land & Sea,” created by graphic designer George Camalich, to speak with Jane Kirkwood, gallery director of East End Arts, about the town’s artistic culture.
But before that, I’m checking out the progress of the Brendan House, which will serve as a home for the disabled in Riverhead. There...Read more »
Voters in the Mineola School District have allowed the district to spend several millions in savings for building repairs.
Voters approved two referendums Tuesday. The passage of the first allows the use of $3.8 million, in a capital reserve fund, for work on windows and doors at various schools. Work will also include new brick pointing and masonry work on district buildings; and the replacement...Read more »