The all-volunteer Huntington Community First Aid Squad should hire staff and alter longstanding policies to better keep up with emergency response calls during peak hours, a new study of the squad’s operations conducted at the request of the Town of Huntington recommends.Read More
The Long Islander
Nearly a year after his daughter was found dead in Huntington Station, Cesar Rosales, speaking Wednesday at a vigil remembering Maggie Rosales and three others killed in Huntington Station over the last two years, urged the community to reach out to local officials to improve safety.Read More
By Carl Corry
A tractor trailer pulled down a tree on New York Avenue in Huntington village Thursday morning after the tree’s limbs got stuck in between the truck’s cab and trailer, Suffolk police said
A police spokeswoman said truck’s driver, who is from Missouri, was looking for an address when the incident occurred at around 7:55 a.m. in front of the shuttered Diamond Boutique. The fallen tree also knocked down a lamp post.
Alanna Black, a cashier at nearby Value Drugs, said the tree was in the process of being removed at around 9 a.m.
Ed Guerrero, a spokesman with the state Department of Transportation, said the tree was cleared from the state road by Town of Huntington crews before noon.
No one was injured in the incident, police said.
Even as Hurricane Joaquin is now tracking east of Long Island, the Town of Huntington is preparing for the worst while certain areas along the North Shore were getting hit Friday by surging waves.Read More
The Huntington Town Board approved several measures Sept. 16 that relate to improving the health, care and safety of pit bulls and pit bull mixes as Pit Bull Awareness Month is now being observed nationally.Read More
Calling it “an opportunity to show people that they don’t need their car every day,” Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone kicked off the first of two Huntington Area Rapid Transit bus system “Fare-Free Weeks” by taking a ride on one of the buses himself on Monday in Huntington.
Petrone said he believes giving people a chance to experience the HART systems for free will give them the incentive they need to continue using it.
Renaissance Downtowns is one step closer to getting shovels in the ground in an effort to reshape and revitalize Huntington Station.
Following a year-long state environmental review, the Huntington Town Board during its Sept. 16 meeting adopted Huntington Station-master developer Renaissance Downtowns’ Gateway Plan, a plan that could generate $1.5 million in new tax revenue and tens of millions of dollars in economic activity.Read More