Competition Heats Up In Varese Tournament

Competition Heats Up In Varese Tournament

A recent tournament dedicated to the memory of fallen Northport firefighter Chuck Varese shows that local volunteers have what it takes when it comes to extricating patients from vehicles.

The eighth annual Charles “Chuck” Varese JOLT (Jaws of Life) Vehicle Extrication Tournament, held May 9 at Steers Park in Northport, featured 15 teams of volunteers.

Read on to learn more about the tournament, what it was for, and how it aided those who particapted in it!

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Flanagan Stays The Course But Pushes On Common Core

Flanagan Stays The Course But Pushes On Common Core

With the clock winding down on the 2015 legislative session, State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-E. Northport) is largely staying the course set by former leader Dean Skelos after being thrust into the leadership role last week.

Read on to learn what legislative items he will be pushing, along with which brand new issue he is bringing to the table, and how his opposition has responded thus far!

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A ‘Silent Portrait’ Of Mikey Brannigan

A ‘Silent Portrait’ Of Mikey Brannigan

The story of Michael “Mikey” Brannigan has been told time and time again.

On Sunday, however, Brannigan’s story came to life on the silver screen for the very first time in the form of “The Silent Portrait of Michael Brannigan,” a documentary filmed by fellow Northport senior Devon Narine-Singh.

Read on to learn more about Brannigan, his achievements, and how the documentary was able to capture a piece of what makes Brannigan such an amazing member of our Northport community!

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Prison For Man Who ‘Huffed,’ Killed Grandma

Prison For Man Who ‘Huffed,’ Killed Grandma

After being sentenced to up to 12 years in prison for “huffing” an aerosol can, running a red light, and hitting and killing a Commack grandmother on New Year’s Eve, a 20-year-old Huntington man said he intends to be a drug councilor upon his release.

Read on to learn about the incident, the man's sentence, and the remorse he feels for his actions now. 

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Residents Drawing A Line In The Sand

Residents Drawing A Line In The Sand

For some Asharoken residents living on the waterfront, giving public access to private beaches along the shore in exchange for an Army Corps of Engineers project to replenish the battered sand dunes along Asharoken Avenue is a line in the sand that they simply won’t cross.

Read on to learn the pros and cons of the issue, and what Mayor Greg Letica had to say on the matter!

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Heartland Planning Hearing Scheduled For Mid-Month

Heartland Planning Hearing Scheduled For Mid-Month

A public hearing on the ambitious Heartland Town Square “mini-city” concept on the Dix Hills/Commack border will be held this month.

A planning board hearing has been scheduled for April 16, at which the developer will give a presentation and the public will be able to comment.

Read on to learn more, including why developer Jerry Wolkoff believes this development is so crucial, and why some local officials have opposed the effort so far!

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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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