The Sweet Hills Riding Center in West Hills County Park in Melville has been contaminated with “acutely hazardous” materials, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said at a press conference last Thursday.Read More
Dix Hills native Stefanie Cohen is set to participate in the upcoming National Stroke Association’s Comeback Trail 5K run/walk at Jones Beach in order to raise money for the association and raise awareness of strokes and the effects they can have on people of any age.
The 29-year-old is a prime example.Read More
Edward Okon, 49, was indicted Oct. 5 on charges of second-degree vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He pled not guilty at his arraignment, and was held on $100,000 bond.Read More
The BAPS Hindu temple in Melville opened its doors for the first time on Sunday. And a crowd of thousands poured through them as the temple hosted a ceremony in which Hindu idols were enshrined to mark the temple’s opening.Read More
With the move to the new location, which officially opened on Oct. 3, Quontic also hired nearly a dozen employees, including seven loan officers and two mortgage operations professionals. In the upcoming months, Drew Sandholm, marketing director, said Quontic plans to hire a total of 18-20 employees.Read More
Best-selling author John Gordon promoted the mindset and tools needed to promote positivity among individuals and teams during the Half Hollow Hills School District’s “Superintendent’s Conference Day” last Thursday.
Half Hollow Hills Superintendent Kelly Fallon said every single employee of the district, from custodians to teachers, were invited to share in Gordon’s wisdom – and indulge in the burgers, Italian ices and live music that followed.Read More
After serving as a personal trainer and nutritionist for more than 20 years, George Baselice is stressing that health and fitness doesn’t grow old with age by introducing the “Senior Sneakers” program, a fitness plan that helps strengthen the foundation for local senior citizens.
Recently crowned 2017 Miss Long Island Teen Taylor Yaeger had the honor of crowning participants in the 5th annual pageant hosted by Miss Exceptional Long Island, an organization that promotes self-confidence for people with developmental disabilities.Read More
Day campers of Sweet Hills Riding Center at West Hills County Park were turned away early Friday morning as an illegal dumping investigation closed roughly 15 acres of the 855-acre park, Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone said.Read More
A Suffolk jury has convicted a 21-year-old Dix Hills man of manslaughter in the second degree and assault in the first degree for attacks he made on his brother and mother in 2014, authorities said.Read More
Bissett Nursery in Dix Hills has reportedly been conditionally sold to Georgia-based landscape firm SiteOne Landscape Supply. The sale is contingent on approval of zone changes the Huntington Town Board is considering as part of a proposal to build a senior center on part of the land, according to the attorney of neighboring property owners.Read More
Shake Shack has gotten the go-ahead to build a Melville location. Following a year-and-a-half long approval process, the Huntington Planning Board unanimously approved on July 20 plans to build the luxury burger joint at 869 Walt Whitman Road, the former location of the Empire Szechuan restaurant.Read More
The 2017 Miss Long Island Teen hails from Dix Hills. Eighteen-year-old Taylor Yaeger was crowned on July 16 and is set to represent Long Island in the Miss New York Teen USA pageant in January 2017.Read More
Longtime Dix Hills resident Susan Friedman has been named the 2016 woman of distinction for Suffolk’s 17th legislative district for her efforts to advocate for children and their families within her community, including through the founding of a program that has provided over 600 lunches for residents in emergency housing on Super Bowl Sunday.Read More
Three longtime Half Hollow Hills East High School employees retired from their roles last month.
The three women are Christine Inglis, an educator and guidance counselor for 32 years, 18 of which were devoted to Hills East; Karen Giordano, a nurse in the Half Hollow Hills School District for 20 years; and Gloria Mandell, a science teacher in the district for the past 14 years.Read More