District Puts Full-Day K Back On The Table

District Puts Full-Day K Back On The Table

Elwood School District officials are considering restoring full-day kindergarten in the district in the 2015-2016 school year – and with it, the possibility that they’ll have to pierce the state’s tax levy cap to do it. 

Read on to learn the full situation, including how many votes they will need to endorse the decision, when it will be put up to vote, and more!

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Dispute Over Councilman’s Five-Family House

Dispute Over Councilman’s Five-Family House

The new owners of the home at 792 Larkfield Road in East Northport - which include Huntington Councilman Gene Cook and his former running mate Josh Price - are adamant that its current use as a five-family rental property predates Huntington town code and is therefore legal - but some town officials strongly disagree.

Read on to learn the full situation, including the stances both sides have taken and why. 

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Families, Friends, Residents Raise $114K For St. Baldrick’s

Families, Friends, Residents Raise $114K For St. Baldrick’s

For the last four years, several members of the Finnegan family have been helping to raise money for childhood-cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. First one Finnegan attended, then two or three, and eventually St. Baldrick’s became a staple event for the family.

Four generations of Finnegans made their way out to Northport for the annual group shave at Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub and shaved their heads in the communal effort to find a cure.

Read on to learn how the Finnegans and many other Northport residents like them have raised over $100,000 for childhood cancer research - a number which only grows by the day!

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Berland Renews Cow Harbor Warriors Controversy

Berland Renews Cow Harbor Warriors Controversy

Huntington councilwoman Susan Berland has reignited controversy that surrounded Northport-based Cow Harbor Warriors in recent years.

Citing new county legislation that requires financial disclosure by veterans organizations raising funds in Suffolk, Berland stated she will not support the veterans organization until it turns over financial documents required by that law.

Read on to learn more about this dispute, including what both sides had to say on the matter.

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High School Adds Another $85K To St. Baldrick’s Cause

High School Adds Another $85K To St. Baldrick’s Cause

Commack High School has raised $470,00 over the last six years for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation - and this year, the Commack School District hosted its annual fundraiser in the gym of Commack High School on March 6 and saw 250 “shavees” go bald to the tune of $85,000, and counting, raised this year.

Read on to learn more about the fundraiser, St. Baldrick's Foundation, and how those who participated gave of themselves during this wonderful event!

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TD Clears A Final Hurdle

TD Clears A Final Hurdle

All that’s left are building and demo permits, and TD Bank will be breaking ground in Elwood.

Conditional site plan approval has been awarded to TD Bank to build a new location at 1941 Jericho Turnpike, at the intersection of Jericho and Elwood Road near the Dix Hills line.

Read on to learn about TD Bank's current progress, their expansions into the Town of Huntington, and how the stores that will have to relocate are reacting.

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‘Shaving’ The Day, One Head At A Time

‘Shaving’ The Day, One Head At A Time

After falling on hard times and receiving help from the church, East Northport's Bob Slingo shaved his head and formed a longstanding relationship with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation – a Northport-founded nonprofit charity that helps fund childhood cancer research through the simple act of head-shaving.

Now, 10 years later, Slingo continues shaving his head, alongside other eager participants, to help support children going through cancer treatments.

Read on to learn more about this incredible organization, the contributions it has made, and how you too can get involved in their local Northport, East Northport, Commack, and South Huntington events!

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A ‘Blue Wave’ Of Support

A ‘Blue Wave’ Of Support

Amid the battle on the court between the Harborfields Tornadoes and the John Glenn Knights for the Class A girls basketball crown on Saturday, a group of young men from each side of the perennial rivalry worked the crowd – together -  to raise money for the Sean Urda Memorial Soccer Scholarship Fund, founded in memory of a John Glenn High School senior who died Jan. 26 in a snow-tubing accident in Huntington.

Read on to learn how the efforts of many have been able to raise over $70,000 for the foundation already - a number which only continues to grow by the day - and learn how you too can donate!

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A Drone’s Eye View

A Drone’s Eye View

Dave Tuohy never officially got into the air as a private pilot, but that didn't mean he could never get that bird’s eye view he was looking for - he just had to get it through a drone!

Read on to learn how Tuohy has been able to live out his dreams of flying high above the ground, and was even able to form a series of web videos showing off the luscious landscapes of Northport in a way that typically only birds get to witness!

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Former Knight Selected In Major League Lacrosse Draft

Former Knight Selected In Major League Lacrosse Draft

Having coached him “since he was a little squirt,” John Glenn High School’s boys lacrosse coach Kevin Lavey knew Kevin Massa quite well during Massa's high school days. 

Now, years later, his old coach watches as Massa finishes up his senior year at Bryant University and gets ready to bring his talents to the majors.

Read on to learn how Massa will soon be entering Major League Lacrosse and how his experiences at John Glenn have helped him become the man he is today!

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Village Awaits Word On Public Access Plan

Village Awaits Word On Public Access Plan

Asharoken Village officials are holding tight as they await word from the Army Corps of Engineers on their proposed public-access plan for Asharoken beach, acceptance of which is critical for receiving major anti-erosion infrastructure upgrades.

Local officials expect a formal response soon, although that “the Corps have indicated verbally that there will probably be some issues that need to be addressed.”

Read on to learn more about the proposed plan, what it entails, and how it can help prevent erosion moving forward if it is approved!

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Elwood TD Bank Nearing Planning Approval

Elwood TD Bank Nearing Planning Approval

As plans to build a new TD Bank in place of a strip mall in Elwood move one step closer to completion, tenants in a shopping center set to be leveled to make way for the new bank are getting ready to start packing up.

TD proposes demolishing the existing 14,250 square-foot strip mall and building a new, LEED-certified 2,550 square-foot bank with three drive-through lanes in its place.

Read on to learn how TD Bank is one step closer to its goals, along with how the businesses currently located in the strip mall are responding to recent events!

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Another PD Adds Narcan To Arsenal

Another PD Adds Narcan To Arsenal

Asharoken Village police officers are among the latest wave of law enforcement and first responder agencies to be equipped with a powerful opiate overdose antidote.

The village was recently refunded $1,000 by the state for the cost of training officers in the use of Naloxone – best known as Narcan – which can buy rescuers precious time to rush an overdose patient to hospital for further treatment.

Read on now to learn why this development was so crucial for police to have!

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Oh, Baby! Officer Helps Deliver Newborn

Oh, Baby! Officer Helps Deliver Newborn

Suffolk County Second Precinct Police Officer Michael Fitterer was just three minutes away when he heard a call reporting that a 30-year-old Commack woman was in labor. It was 2:30 a.m.

The nearest officer, Fitterer said he knew he would be the one to respond, and he knew what would come next.

Read on to learn how Fitterer heroically helped the woman deliver her newborn baby!

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New President Aims To Expand Chamber’s Reach

New President Aims To Expand Chamber’s Reach

A familiar face on the Northport Chamber of Commerce has taken the lead as the business organization’s newest president.

Robert Scherer Jr., president of S. Scherer & Sons on Waterside Avenue, has been on the Chamber’s board for about a decade and most recently served as first vice president. Now, he’s at the helm.

Read on to learn more about Scherer and his plans for the Northport Chamber moving forward!

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Northport Athletic Hall Of Fame: The Dunne Family

Northport Athletic Hall Of Fame: The Dunne Family

To say the Dunne family has had success in Northport would be an understatement.

The first family inducted into the inaugural class of the Northport-East Northport Athletic Hall of Fame is more than “decorated;” they’re dressed to the nines. Over 30 years, the Dunnes – made up of parents, John and Eileen, and children, Greg, Kelly, Rich and Tim – have coached and played their way to several championships and honors, all the while wearing a Northport jersey.

Long Islander News filled you in on Tim’s story in the Jan. 1 issue of The Record. Now, it’s time to taken an even more in-depth look at the remaining members of the Dunne family.

Read on for the full scoop on the other 5 members of the Dunne athletic legacy!

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Youth On Front Lines Of Drug War

Youth On Front Lines Of Drug War

Inspired by the sudden death of his younger brother in June 2012, Darryl St. George hopes to win the fight for young hearts and minds in the ongoing war against drugs in our local community.

The latest outgrowth of this passion was a Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) summit held Jan. 21 at Northport High School, drawing students from St. Anthony’s, Half Hollow Hills, Elwood, Commack, Cold Spring Harbor, Brentwood and Kings Park high schools.

Read on to learn more about St. George's background, the SADD summit, and how the summit will hopefully help facilitate the movement toward ending local drug problems once and for all!

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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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