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Raising A 'Shipwreck' In Northport

With “Extreme Home Makeover” star Ty Pennington as their skipper, hundreds  rolled up their sleeves to raise a shipwreck – Tim’s Shipwreck Diner, that is – to new levels in two days flat, all while cameras rolled for a reality TV show pilot!

Using Seymour’s Boatyard up the road as a home base, the team completed a two-day sprint to revitalize the Northport Village institution before owner Tim Hess, safely secluded on a Montauk fishing trip, returned.

Read on to learn the full story of this renovation, along with the astounding impact it had throughout the Northport community - and beyond!

Zone Change Approved For Seasons At Elwood

After nearly two and a half years, the sun is finally set to rise on The Seasons at Elwood.

But Tuesday night’s 4-1 vote to approve the controversial 55-and-over lifestyle community planned for the Oak Tree Dairy property wasn’t without one last thunderstorm.

Opponents blasted Supervisor Frank Petrone from the floor at the town board meeting for calling a vote before the public comment portion, during which speakers would have had an opportunity to weigh in either for or against the proposal to build 256 age-restricted homes on the 37-acre property along Elwood Road.

Read on to learn more about the vote's full ramifications and also the thorny conflict that emerged from it!

Taking An Ice Bath For Charity

Taking the “Ice Water Challenge" (a charitable meme sweeping Facebook for the benefit of the ALS Association) – that’s simple enough. Just ask anyone from the cast of thousands who have been doused with buckets of ice water to raise awareness and money.

But Tom Fazio, owner of Waterside Caterers and The Kitchen by Waterside Caterers in Northport, decided to step up the efforts a bit Monday with a new spin – instead of calling out individuals, he’s decided to call out entire businesses, in a new and exiting twist to the existing viral movement!

Read on to learn the full story, including which local businesses were called on to meet Fazio's challenge!


Follow The Road To Family Nights

The seventh annual series of Northport Harbor Family Nights got off to a fast start Aug. 5, as thousands turned Northport Village’s Main Street into a pedestrian plaza filled with music, food, vintage cars, fun and games for all ages!

Read on to learn more details and to see exciting, exclusive pictures from the event!

County 'Housing Homeless Heroes'

When a member of the United States Armed Forces leaves the country to defend the soil over 300 million people stand on, Legislator Steve Stern (D-Dix Hills) believes that person shouldn’t have to return home and sleep on that very same soil.

“Suffolk County is the largest county when it comes to the population of veterans in New York and we take great pride in that,” Stern said on Friday. “But, unfortunately, that also means we have a high population of homeless veterans to go along with it and it’s an issue of concern to all of us.”

Read on to learn about new legislation that aims to aid our veterans in distress!

Another Narcan Save In Northport

A 25-year-old woman is the latest person to be saved by Northport first responders from a heroin overdose thanks to the powerful opiate overdose antidote Narcan, village police confirmed Tuesday.

Read on to learn more about the rescue and also about Narcan's ability to help save lives!