Founded in 1838 by American poet and legend, Walt Whitman, The Long Islander has a rich tradition of providing readers in the Town of Huntington with the local news they need, when they need it, while simultaneously maintaining impeccable quality and an eagle eye to detail.
For just under 200 years, The Long Islander has consistently been a household name in Huntington. We do not take this legacy lightly, and our writers and staff work diligently to provide only the best news and local coverage possible.
Additionally, we at Long Islander News also publish the The Half Hollow Hills newspaper, which primarily focuses on covering the hamlets of Dix Hills and Melville.
Subsequently, wherever you reside in Huntington, you can trust newspapers of The Long Islander Group to readily provide you with all your local news needs!
Jim Kelly, CEO
Jim Kelly, CEO of The Long Islander Group and Head Publisher for all of its affiliated papers, takes great pride in serving the community he has been an incredibly active member of for years. In 2002, Jim founded JVKellyGroup, Inc., a consulting firm located in Huntington that has provided expense management solutions to large and medium sized businesses. From there, Jim served as the Chairman of the Board of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce for several years. His desire to head The Long Islander Group stemmed from a love for Huntington, and he works diligently to ensure the quality of his newspapers exceed the expectations of their readers.
Peter Sloggatt, Publisher & Managing ed.
Peter Sloggatt is the associate publisher and managing editor for The Long Islander Group's newspapers. He was previously an editor and a reporter for other local newspapers and is the winner of numerous journalism awards from the New York Press Association. Peter has long been active with the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce. Peter also serves on the board of the Townwide Fund of Huntington and was one of the honorees for its 50th anniversary gala in 2010. In addition, he serves on the Huntington Station Awareness Day parade and festival committee, and in 2009 was appointed by the Town of Huntington to the Performing Arts Center Advisory Task Force as well.
Andrew wroblewski, Editor
Andrew Wroblewski is the editor at Long Islander News. He graduated Hofstra University with a bachelor's degree in print journalism. He worked for Newsday, where he contributed several news stories to the web and print arms of the organization. Afterwards, he joined Long Islander News as a reporter, rising the ranks to become its editor. His dedication to the Town of Huntington community drives him to make sure the best possible stories are delivered to the hands of the loyal followers of the organization he serves.
James Kelly, Director of Sales & Marketing
James Kelly was born and raised in Huntington. He graduated from Villanova University with his degree in Marketing and a minor in Writing & Rhetoric. James has since integrated these fields of knowledge into his management of both the marketing and sales operations at Long Islander News. He is passionate about both honoring the legacy of this timeless fixture in the Huntington community, while simultaneously bringing it bravely forward into the new millennium.
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