Local Bodybuilder A Champion

Local Bodybuilder A Champion

For Bill Leonello, personal health isn’t just a hobby – “it’s a lifestyle.”

At the age of 15, the now-East Northport resident, started lifting weights; at 19 he was competing in bodybuilding competitions. Despite the roadblocks that came along with lifting and competing, he said, Leonello kept at it – he wanted to go against the typical American lifestyle and instead opted to be a “different kind of person.”

Read on now to learn Leonello's full story!

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Outcry Over Firing Goes Global

Outcry Over Firing Goes Global

Weeks after the supervisor of an after-school program in East Northport who claims she was fired over her handling of a school lockdown drill, the story of Northport’s GiGi Kearns has gone around the world.

Kearns said she was fired after a parent complained about how she explained aspects of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting during a lockdown drill at Dickinson Avenue Elementary School. 

Read on to learn the full story!

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Town Joins Discussion On Drone Laws

Town Joins Discussion On Drone Laws

As drone technology becomes increasingly more available to the public, safety and privacy concerns continue to rise. Amidst chatter by federal, state and county levels of government, Town of Huntington officials have joined the conversation on how to regulate recreational use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Read on to learn what local officials have to say on this matter!

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Middle Schooler Rewarded For Soldier Thank-Yous

Middle Schooler Rewarded For Soldier Thank-Yous

“Thank you.”

Two simple words – a saying that is sometimes taken for granted; sometimes forgotten. But sometimes, as was the case for 12-year-old William Connor of Northport, the two words can be inspiring.

Read on to learn about William's “Thank A Soldier” movement, which he’s utilized to send appreciation to over 1,000 United States servicemen and servicewomen!

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‘The Producers’ Demands A Standing Ovation

‘The Producers’ Demands A Standing Ovation

Having seen the original Broadway production of “The Producers," I knew the ride I was in for.

What I didn’t expect, as a first-time John W. Engeman Theater at Northport audience member, was the caliber of the cast and overall production to be on par with the likes of the Great White Way.

Read on for the full scoop on this incredible performance! 

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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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