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Walt Whitman site designated a ‘Literary Landmark’

The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site in

(Credit: Alessandra Malito)

The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site in Huntington Station has been designated a “Literary Landmark” by the American Library Association’s United for Libraries division.

A dedication ceremony is planned at 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at the site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd.

“We’re very honored and thankful to the library system; certainly we are an extension of what they do in their work...

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Roundup: Deal allows hospital to use town parking, boat slips available in Islip

A rendering of what the expansion of Huntington

HUNTINGTON

Deal allows hospital to use town parking

The Huntington Town Board approved an agreement with Huntington Hospital-North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System to use a portion of the town’s parking facility at Mill Dam Park.

“The resolution is primarily aimed at providing a place for construction workers, as well as construction vehicles, to park during the hospital...

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Volunteers patrol to report illegal parking in Huntington

Downtown Huntington is pictured in an undated file

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

Motorists in Huntington thinking about parking in a handicapped zone without a placard, or in a fire zone at all, think again.

The Town of Huntington has a group of volunteers who patrol area parking lots in search of drivers who park illegally. They photograph the violators and mail the evidence to town’s public safety department, which investigates. If town records do not turn up a permit...

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Huntington's summer leaf-blowing restrictions survey online

Town board member Susan Berland has sought to

(Credit: James Escher)

An online survey about the possibility of a new town law to restrict leaf blowers during the summer is available for Huntington residents.

Town board member Susan Berland in May sought to sponsor a resolution restricting gas-powered leaf blowers during the summer because of the possible health threats they may cause, but she was unable to garner enough support to get it on the agenda.

Berland...

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Town of Huntington earmarks $300G for lawsuit filed by LIPA

A sign outside Huntington Town Hall is seen

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

The Town of Huntington has earmarked an additional $300,000 to pay legal fees to defend a lawsuit filed by the Long Island Power Authority claiming an overassessment of the Northport power plant.

The money will pay for additional legal fees for the town’s counsel in the suit, Poughkeepsie-based Lewis and Greer, and the cost of hiring experts.

“To date Lewis and Greer has been paid about...

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Huntington to reduce speed limits in town waters

The Town of Huntington will reduce speed limits

(Credit: Carl Corry)

The Town of Huntington will reduce speed limits and step up patrols in town waters on July 4.

This is the second year the town has imposed the restrictions on July 4, spurred by a 2012 tragedy in which three children died off Oyster Bay Cove. The boat from which they were watching a fireworks show capsized as it was returning to Huntington.

This year, town officials have expanded the...

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Huntington film series to begin with Disney's 'Frozen'

For the 11th year in a row, the Town of Huntington plans to host its "Movies on the Lawn" program.

The family-friendly fun starts on Monday with Walt Disney's "Frozen" at Heckscher Park and continues through August at various locations.

"Bring your picnic supper, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy this summer's movie lineup," town board member Mark Cuthbertson, host of the event, said.

On...

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North Babylon teen trades 'death' for joy of prom

Natalie Calcasola, 17, of North Babylon, and Marco

(Credit: Meghan Fitzgerald)

For the students of North Babylon High School, celebrating their senior prom at Oheka Castle in Huntington was an incredible opportunity.

But for one North Babylon student, the chance to just attend a prom was one of the many opportunities he is grateful for in America.

"We do not have proms in Ecuador," said 17-year-old Marco Rosero.

Rosero moved to the United States with his...

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