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Lady T-Birds Take Flight

December 20th, 2013
With the high school basketball season starting up just two weeks ago, it hasn’t taken long for the Half Hollow Hills East varsity girls basketball team to spread their wings and take flight to the front of their league. ...

Soccer Leader Charged In $5M Scheme

December 20th, 2013
Robert Rocco, a Dix Hills resident and past president of the Dix Hills Soccer Club, was indicted on 14 counts of fraud on Dec. 10 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Rocco, who oversaw the intramural youth soccer league, was ...

Book Character To Be Named After Late Teacher

December 20th, 2013
Year after year, students in the Northport-East Northport School District were lucky to sit in Leslie Spanko’s English class. After she died suddenly Dec. 13, an outpouring of community support—to the tune of over 1,200 Facebook votes—through an online ...

Heckscher Museum Closer To $10M Expansion

December 20th, 2013
The Heckscher Museum of Art, one of two Huntington arts organizations awarded state grants last week, has announced plans to put finishing touches on plans for an expansion. The New York Regional Development Council’s Empire State Development agency awarded ...

CPA Pleads Not Guilty In $817K Theft

December 20th, 2013
A founding partner of the Johnson and Meyer accounting firm, based on West Carver Street in Huntington village, was indicted on Monday on grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing approximately $817,000 from trusting clients. Scott Meyer, 47, was arraigned ...

CrossFit Limitless: A ‘Sport’ Of Fitness

December 13th, 2013
Confession: It’s been 15 months since I parted ways with my gym membership and consequently, a regular fitness regimen. Opting instead for scenic 4-mile hikes through the Greenbelt Trail in Cold Spring Harbor to stay active this summer — ...

A ‘White Christmas’ Miracle

December 13th, 2013
One day after his 69th birthday, Joe Lonetto entered the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport Dec. 3 for an 8 p.m. performance of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” In the company of his wife Joanne and longtime friends the ...

Guitar Prodigy Wows Ellen DeGeneres

December 13th, 2013
Brandon Niederauer and his father, Gary, had just de-boarded the plane at JFK airport returning home from Brandon’s Dec. 4 guitar solo on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” when he got a call from musician Gregg Allman congratulating him on ...

Advisor Targeted In Sexism Suit

December 13th, 2013
According to a lawsuit filed in Nassau County Court, the Wheatley Hills Golf Club, an exclusive organization in which members have a “prehistoric mindset” and is run by a board of “dinosaurs,” made a 28-year employee’s contract extinct when ...

Village: You Can’t Put That Pole There

December 13th, 2013
Looking to “level the playing field” between telecommunication providers, the Northport Village Board of Trustees on Dec. 3 postponed voting on a bill that would prohibit telecommunication system providers that are new to the area from installing equipment in ...