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'Udderly' Amazing Cow Harbor 10K Returns

The 37th anniversary running of the “cows” - also known as the Great Cow Harbor Weekend - is set to bring some of the world’s top runners – as well as scores of weekend warriors from this area – to pound the pavement of Northport Village.

At 8:30 a.m. sharp Sept. 20, the first of 15 waves of 10K runners will begin their race through Northport, a new wave starting the race every minute. The last group – a wave of 2K Fun Run/Walk participants, will compete to raise money for the Special Olympics New York, the Northport VA Hospital and the local food pantry.

Town Seeks Full Environment Work-Up

The Huntington Planning Board recommended the town board order a full review of potential environmental impacts tied to a nearly half-million square-foot commercial project eyed for approximately 56 acres along Jericho Turnpike in Elwood.

From town officials, to the local businesses in the area, and so on, many think this environmental impact review is essential to conduct before moving forward with the proposed project.

Read on to learn more about this developing matter! 

Post-Newtown Security In Place

A new “visitor management system” (currently up and running at Northport Middle School, and to begin at East Northport Middle School and Northport High School in the coming weeks) requires visitors to swipe their driver’s licenses through a machine inside of the building before entering, to run their I.D. against DMV and national sex offender databases, and log in their presence before they enter.

Learn more about this precautionary measure Northport schools are taking to ensure their children's safety in this upcoming school year!

Ahead of 9/11, Cow Harbor Honors Vets

The Cow Harbor Warriors - a non-profit organization headed by Northport community members, which raises funds and awareness for veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan - recently held a massive weekend event known as Warrior Weekend.

During Warrior Weekend, the Cow Harbor Warriors hosted a parade, a run, golf and fishing outings, and concluded with a massive clam bake - all of which both raised funds and gave thanks to the many local, wounded veterans who proudly served.

Read on to learn the full story and see exclusive pictures from the weekend!

Life Is Good After 'Shipwreck' Makeover

The town is still buzzing about Tim’s Shipwreck Diner in Northport, which 3 weeks ago got a visit from “Extreme Home Makeover” star Ty Pennington.

He arrived on Aug. 14 and gave owner Tim Hess the joyous shock of a lifetime with the help of hundreds of local volunteers for a new reality T.V. show.

While Hess was whisked away on a Montauk fishing trip, those volunteers, led by Pennington, completed a break-neck two-day rebuild of the diner powered by volunteer labor.

Hess said he’s still pinching himself at his good fortune – and the devotion of his customers.

Read on for our exclusive interview with Hess and his girlfriend, as they give us the scoop about life since the renovation!

Thatched Cottage Bankruptcy Auction Set

The Thatched Cottage catering hall in Centerport and its property will be sold in a court-ordered bankruptcy auction next month.

Inspections and viewings for prospective bidders are scheduled for Monday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 15 from 3-6 p.m., with the on-site auction set for Wednesday, Sept. 24 at noon. Registration will begin an hour earlier, according to a posting by Maltz Auctions, which is conducting the sale.

Read on for the full details on the bankruptcy proceedings, including exclusive thoughts from Thatched Cottage owner himself, Ralph Colamussi!