Concert season dedicated to Northport’s “Music Man”

By DAVID AMBRO   The 56-year-old Northport Community Band will dedicate this summer concert season to the memory of its founder—the Music Man, Robert Krueger. The community band, a group of volunteer musicians from the Northport-East Northport area who assembly each year to perform a series of Thursday night concerts during July in the bandstand [...]

Annual Lax4Vets this Saturday

Northport boys’ lacrosse will hold its annual Lax4Vets game against Mahopac at Northport High School, Saturday, April 5 at 11:30 a.m. The game will honor all who have served in the United States armed forces and will feature a ceremony. Among those honored will be Cpl. Christopher Scherer, an East Northport native, 2004 Northport High [...]

McGowan earns all-American honors

By ANTHONY LIFRIERI   Northport High School senior Tim McGowan is no stranger to being an all-American. He was a part of both the Tigers’ all-American relay teams last year, but at the New Balance Nationals Indoor at the Armory in New York City, McGowan earned the first individual all-American track and field honors since [...]

Gunther digs out roads antiquated operations

By DAVID AMBRO   Along with fighting through one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record, Huntington Highway Superintendent Peter Gunther has had a lot more to cope with. “I had to move this place into the 20th Century before I could move it into the 21st Century,” Mr. Gunther said during an interview [...]

The Kehoe factor: Mayor apologizes for Trustee’s tirade

By DAVID AMBRO   When Northport Mayor George Doll walked into the Northport American Legion Hall for the Meet the Candidates Night Tuesday, March 11, he made it a point to apologize to Allen Scalzo for the behavior of Northport Village Trustee Thomas Kehoe. Mr. Scalzo is a homeowner on Woodhull Place, where residents have [...]

Suffolk pays $2 million for tank violations

By DAVID AMBRO To resolve alleged violations of federal laws related to underground fuel storage tanks, Suffolk County has agreed to a $2 million consent judgement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District. The consent judgement will settle a federal lawsuit which [...]

Sen. Schumer hot over new fire hydrant rules

By DAVID AMBRO   Suffolk County Water Authority Chairman James Gaughran added his voice to that of United States Senator Charles Schumer in an appeal to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to delay the sudden implementation of new standards related to fire hydrants. Senator Schumer charges that new EPA rules related to fire hydrants “absurdly [...]

Sharing war stories with HS students

By DAVID AMBRO   With one of its faculty members back in the classroom after a tour with the Navy in war-torn Afghanistan, Veterans Day hit a little closer to home last week at Northport High School. Darryl St. George left his Northport teaching job in 2010 and joined the Navy where he eventually was [...]

Pastor back after renewal leave, six-month hike

By COREY ADWAR   Pastor Kristina Hansen of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Northport returned recently from a six-month renewal leave, spent hiking the Appalachian Trail, refreshed and excited to resume her role as pastor of a church that has grown in her absence. Reverend Hansen hiked 2,184 miles from Georgia to Maine from [...]

Wetlands bulldozed for parking lot

By DAVID AMBRO   To the surprise of Crab Meadow residents, the Town of Huntington this week began construction of a small parking lot in the wetlands on Waterside Road just south of Eaton’s Neck Road on the Henry Ingraham Nature Preserve property. Crab Meadow residents were concerned this week about the parking lot project. [...]

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