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Whitman Shops Makeover Complete

November 22nd, 2013
The grand re-opening of the Walt Whitman Shops, a milestone 18 months in the making, has finally arrived. On Thursday, Nov. 21, the shops will kick off a four-day celebration that will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and ...

Can 7,000 Signatures Save Sagamore?

November 22nd, 2013
Speaking on behalf of 7,000 supporters, three dozen mental health advocates demonstrated with signs outside Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center containing the thousands of signatures collected in an online petition urging the state to overturn a plan that would close ...

HUNTINGTON Residents Fight Plans For Assisted Living Facility

November 22nd, 2013
Old Northport Road neighbors say proposal would destroy quality of life Residents of Old Northport Road, a street tucked away behind a busy commercial corridor on East Main Street, enjoy the quiet, secluded nature of their neighborhood. But a ...

Interior Designer Inspires With Creative Flair

November 14th, 2013
It’s beauty on the inside that counts, and Claudia Dowling Interiors in Huntington village has been turning heads in Huntington for over 25 years. The custom interior designer, who renovates and installs living spaces from bedrooms to living rooms ...

Mixed Feelings At PTA Meetings

November 14th, 2013
Chestnut Hill Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA) members last week offered a platform in which they promised unity and collaboration with other parent groups in preparing for their school’s closure next year. But moments after the PTA’s co-presidents pitched ...

Sudden Closure For Costermonger

November 14th, 2013
Costermonger owners Elizabeth Benson and Noel Dumaurier have shuttered the doors to their 139 Main St. business, often referred to as “The Barn,” in downtown Northport village, leaving nearby business owners with questions about their seemingly sudden abandonment after ...

State Ed Commish ‘Schooled’

November 14th, 2013
According to 20th century philosopher William Butler Yeats, education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. Whether intended or not, New York State Education Commissioner Dr. John King lit the fire of more ...

Hearing Set For Hotel, Zoning Change

November 14th, 2013
There’s a paved parking lot, and the plan is to put up a hotel. But first, the town will hold a public hearing on a zoning change that could make or break Huntington Station master developer Renaissance Downtowns’ plans ...

La Notte Left In The Dark

November 7th, 2013
The floor is littered with shards of broken glass, the dining rooms are dark, and a health department notice was taped to the door of La Notte Ristorante in Huntington. The restaurant is closed. A sheriff’s department official confirmed ...

Third Time’s The Charm For Hills East

November 7th, 2013
Fifty-two consecutive wins in Suffolk County over three seasons earned the Half Hollow Hills East varsity girls tennis team their third county championship in a row last Saturday. The undefeated Lady Thunderbirds (19-0) took on the Lady Colonials (20-1), ...