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
A deal has been struck to bring an Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace to the former Waldbaum's location in the Melville Mall, which has remained without a tenant since the former supermarket closed last year.Read More
Residents are squaring off with a pair of business owners who want to build a senior center with 166 apartments on Deer Park Avenue in Dix Hills, a proposal that requires zone changes some residents have said could be “precedent setting.”Read More
Hundreds of people packed the June 22 Huntington Planning Board meeting for a public hearing seeking input on an amendment to the town’s comprehensive plan in regards to a hotly disputed proposal to build a 486,000-square-foot mixed-use shopping center on Jericho Turnpike in Elwood.Read More
In the weeks ahead, we will be launching Long Islander News’ Huntington Weekly, a new publication featuring stories focused on the Town of Huntington’s lively arts and entertainment scene, business and non-profits and its comprehensive calendar of events and things to do.Read More
Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer (D-Centerport) stood with his legislative colleagues at the legislature building Friday to announce a blood emergency declared by the New York Blood Center, and urging members of the public to donate.Read More
Days after announcing plans to retire from his career in the National Football League, Stephen Bowen returned to his alma mater Half Hollow Hills High School West on Tuesday to pass along advice to the school’s current athletes, including Cameron Jordan, a junior and wide receiver on the Colts varsity football team.Read More
With a shell of a defunct Waldbaum’s store sitting vacant in the Melville Mall since last year, nearby residents have lost a nearby convenience and are instead traveling elsewhere for their supermarket needs.Read More
From television screens to keyboards, Half Hollow Hills East graduate Dylan Berkenfield has created a smartphone app that takes some of sport's most iconic moments and translates them into keyboard characters that can be shared via online and text message.
It was a packed house at the Dix Hills branch of the Half Hollow Hills Community Library on Saturday as dozens of veterans and their families gathered for the second annual Veterans Testimonial Project, a ceremony that honors local veterans for their service.