Snow Tubing Accident Claims Life Of Glenn Senior, 17

Snow Tubing Accident Claims Life Of Glenn Senior, 17

An East Northport teen, described as a standout student at John Glenn High School, died after crashing into a light post during a sledding accident in Huntington, Suffolk County Police confirmed Monday.

As of Tuesday, his was the first confirmed death in the aftermath of this week’s blizzard, which dumped over a foot of snow in most of Huntington.

Read on to learn more about the student's death and how his passing has impacted those who knew him.

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HS Auditorium Dedicated To Beloved Musician

HS Auditorium Dedicated To Beloved Musician

An unprecedented concert for an unprecedented man.

On Jan. 10 at Northport High School, 600 high school and local musicians came together to celebrate the memory of the late Robert W. Krueger – a longtime Northport resident and founder of the Northport Community Band who died in September 2013 at 86 years old. The newly renovated auditorium at the high school, which was completed late last year, was rededicated in Krueger’s name as The Robert W. Krueger Center for the Performing Arts.

Read on to learn more about the auditorium and the amazing man it was dedicated to!

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County: Pawn Shops Are Link In Drug Crisis

County: Pawn Shops Are Link In Drug Crisis

A series of bills aimed at making it more difficult for heroin addicts to turn stolen items into drug money will be introduced in the Suffolk County Legislature next month, officials announced.

Read on to learn what the bill will require, what prompted it to be written, and how it will hopefully be able to crack down on unscrupulous practices throughout Suffolk County!

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Tim’s Shipwreck Diner In TV Spotlight

Tim’s Shipwreck Diner In TV Spotlight

Tim’s Shipwreck Diner’s long-awaited turn in the television spotlight has made its Food Network debut - and already, the reaction is resounding!

Read on to learn about the diner's feature on episode 1 of “American Diner Rescue," which aired this past Wednesday night, including the story behind the episode, and how the Northport community responded to the show!

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Parents: Half-Day K Is Hurting Our Kids

Parents: Half-Day K Is Hurting Our Kids

As the dust settled during Monday night’s meeting of the Northport-East Northport Board of Education, it became clear that parents, members of the board and district administrators were on the same side: half-day kindergarten has to go.

“We believe that it is time for the district to bring our kindergarten program up to the level of excellence afforded the rest of the students within the Northport-East Northport School District,” Mary Gilmore, co-president of the parent-teacher association at Ocean Avenue Elementary, said.

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District Stands By Policies In Audit Response

District Stands By Policies In Audit Response

Northport-East Northport School District officials stood by their  budgeting practices Monday as they approved a corrective action plan in response to a state audit.

Despite being criticized in an October 2014 audit by the New York State Comptroller’s office for overestimating budget appropriations by a total of nearly $34 million over a five-year period from the 2008-’09 to 2012-’12 school years released, district officials responded on Monday by unanimously passing a corrective action plan in which their policies will remain mostly unchanged.

Read on to learn the full story, including why district officials chose to stand by their past policies.

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Teen Charged With Leandra’s Law DWI

Teen Charged With Leandra’s Law DWI

An East Northport teen is facing a felony DWI charge after he allegedly drove high on marijuana Jan. 8 with his 15-year-old brother in the car, Suffolk County police said.

Police allege the 17-year-old was driving westbound on 10th Avenue in Huntington at 3:03 p.m. Jan. 8 when, while attempting to make a three-point turn, struck a light post.

Read on to learn more, including how and why the teen was immediately charged with an E felony for his actions.

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Have A Chilly New Year!

Have A Chilly New Year!

Even before the hundreds stripped to their swimwear at Steers Beach in Northport at noon Jan. 1, staying warm – or not being cold, at least – was a bit of a fool’s errand.

The 300 or so people preparing to take part in a New Year’s Day tradition rubbed their hands, hopped in place and wrapped themselves in towels. And when the clock struck noon, they dashed toward the water with abandon – and bolted out of the frigid coast just about as quickly.

Read on for the full scoop on this special polar bear plunge, who participated, which charity the proceeds went to, and more!

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Wild Ride Ends With DWI Arrest

Wild Ride Ends With DWI Arrest

It was, according to police, a wild, treacherous ride that began in Commack, escalated when an allegedly drunken man rammed his car into a police cruiser, and came to a close in Huntington Station with spike strips and a foot pursuit.

And when it was all over, Wymann Wiggins, 26, of Amityville, now faces numerous charges, including a felony DWI charge, and numerous counts related to his attempts to evade police.

Read on for the full details on this wild ride, what Wiggins was hiding in his car, and how police were able to finally apprehend him!

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Cops Cite East Northport ‘Animal House’ For Bonfire

Cops Cite East Northport ‘Animal House’ For Bonfire

A Wilson Street house in East Northport – which has been the subject of multiple complaints by neighbors of loud, drunken parties packed by as many as 100 apparently high-school aged youths in recent months – has been cited again by Suffolk County police.

It’s the latest in about two months of ragers that, according to reports by residents, have lasted into the wee hours of the morning.

Read on to learn more about the situation and how officials have worked to resolve this issue.

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Meet The Dunne Family, All-Star Athletes

Meet The Dunne Family, All-Star Athletes

Basketball, soccer, lacrosse, golf – the Dunne family of Northport is no stranger to competition. For over thirty years, the Dunnes – made up of parents John and Eileen; sons Greg (class of 1995), Rich (’95) and Tim (’97); and daughter Kelly (’06) – have won countless championships, received numerous awards, and coached several teams.

But even so, when Northport-East Northport School District revealed earlier this year that an athletic hall of fame would be established and the Dunne family was the inaugural recipient, they were still surprised and honored!

Read on to learn more about the legacy the Dunne family have in the Northport community and the impact the Northport community has had on them throughout the years!

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Rotary Decks The Halls For Cliff Hammond

Rotary Decks The Halls For Cliff Hammond

The Huntington Rotary’s first-ever Festival of Trees raised thousands of dollars for a beloved member of the club who remains on the mend after being critically injured.

More than 120 people attended the fundraising event held at Mac's Steakhouse, with net proceeds from the event totaling about $7,000 – all of which will be donated for the care of Rotarian Cliff Hammond.

Read on to learn more about this amazing and humbling show of support from the local community!

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Plans Proceed At Former Dairy Barn

Plans Proceed At Former Dairy Barn

The former home of a Dairy Barn drive-through could soon give way to an expanded commercial building.

The property, located on the western side of Commack Road, was once the home of a Dairy Barn, a once popular convenience store operated by Elwood-based Oaktree Dairy. 

Read on to learn more about the construction plan and what kind of building is planned to be emerging in Dairy Barn's place!

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Getting By With Help From Friends

Getting By With Help From Friends

In the weeks following a Northport fire that left a man without his mother and without a house, a community has rallied to raise money to help him rebuild – an effort that began with an online fundraising campaign and will continue on Dec. 20 with a fundraising event at Tim's Shipwreck Diner.

The diner is currently accepting donations and will host a fundraiser on Saturday from 5-9 p.m. to support John Carberry, 30, whose mother, Ellen Carberry, was killed in the Dec. 5 fire.

Read on to learn more about the fundraising event, including how you get involved and lend your aid as well!

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After ‘Narcan 101’, Residents Armed And Ready

After ‘Narcan 101’, Residents Armed And Ready

They all came to the library Dec. 11 to learn the same lesson – namely, how to use the opiate overdose antidote Narcan.

Regardless of why they came, about 200 packed the forum, hosted by Suffolk County and the Northport-East Northport Drug & Alcohol Task Force, to receive the training they needed to receive two doses of the drug, which is administered nasally.

Read on to learn more about antidote, the informational session on it, and how it can be used to save lives!

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Neighbor Rallies Support After Friend’s Mom Killed In Fire

Neighbor Rallies Support After Friend’s Mom Killed In Fire

A Northport resident started a fundraising campaign this week in an effort to help a fellow Northport man in the wake of the Dec. 5 house fire that killed the man’s mother and destroyed his house - just one manifestation of the Northport community coming together to support one of their own in the midst of a horrific tragedy.

Read on to learn the full story, including the fire that occurred, the family that was devastated by it, and what kind of aid the ongoing fundraising campaign has been able to provide them.

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McDermott Resignation Moved Up To January

McDermott Resignation Moved Up To January

Originally planning to leave the district by July 21, 2015, Northport-East Northport School District Superintendent Marylou McDermott made a surprising announcement during Monday’s board of education meeting - she will now be leaving the district in just under a month’s time, on Jan. 9, 2015.

Read on to learn why she is taking this early leave, alongside the final thoughts she had as she is preparing to leave her position.

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Woman Dies In Northport Fire

Woman Dies In Northport Fire

A Northport woman and her son had escaped an active house fire when she re-entered the home in what police said may have been an attempt to rescue two cats – an alleged effort that ended in her death.

Police arrived at 52 Theron Place at 7:40 a.m. today to find Ellen Carberry, 64, dead inside the house. Carberry was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner, police said.

Read on to learn more about this tragic occurrence. 

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Hundreds Flock To The Glow Of The Leg Lamp

Hundreds Flock To The Glow Of The Leg Lamp

What started as a yuletide lark nine years ago has grown into a bona fide Christmastime happening in Northport Village.

There, for the ninth year, nearly 1,000 looked on as revelers threw the switch to light the famous leg lamp in the window of Northport Hardware.

Read on to learn the full scoop about this quirky, “A Christmas Story” movie-inspired tradition, and the celebration it inspired this year!

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Learn How To Use Narcan At Forum

Learn How To Use Narcan At Forum

Northport’s Drug and Alcohol Force is teaming up with Suffolk County to teach members of the public how to administer doses of an overdose-reversing opiate antidote during a training session next week.

The Narcan training session will give participants an opportunity to become trained and certified in the intranasal application of the antidote, which Northport Village first responders have used several times in the past year to reverse heroin overdoses and save lives.

Read on to learn more about the training session, including where and when it will be held, so you can get involved as well!

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