Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Film In Huntington Village

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Film In Huntington Village

Sound is scarce here. There is quiet arrhythmic repetition of the word “copy” coming from the mouths of people with headsets. The director tells actress Greta Lee to appear “a little more dead-faced.”

The filming of NBC Universal’s “Sisters,” starring “Saturday Night Live” alumnae Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, continued today as the cast and crew took over Huntington village hair salon Jon Megaris and Son.

Read on for our exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the filming, including a gallery of photos from the set!

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Mistrial Leads To Plea Deal

Mistrial Leads To Plea Deal

A Huntington Station man charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for killing an alleged would-be burglar last March is practically a free man after a mistrial paved the way for him to take a plea deal.

At one point, Youssef Abdelgawad, 26, faced up to 15 years in prison; on Jan. 8, he was ordered to pay $250 in fines and fees and sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge Jan. 8.

Read on now to learn the full story!

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A Super Response To A Tragic Story

A Super Response To A Tragic Story

Unfortunately, even superheroes have their weaknesses.

Michael Bradley, beloved former owner of what used to be comic shop Collectors Kingdom at 202 West Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station, received a phone call that the comic shop that he operated since 1989 was gone; a fire wiped out the strip mall that housed his business, along with his entire collection of wares.

But, like those same superheroes with vulnerabilities, Bradley and his super staff have the luxury of a following – a community of fans who, no matter what, will stand behind him!

Read on to learn the ways how his loyal community and many others have all offered Bradley enormous support during this very trying time for him and his business!

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Plans OK’d For $50M Emergency Room Expansion

Plans OK’d For $50M Emergency Room Expansion

Demolition is underway at Huntington Hospital to clear the way for a major upgrade to the nearly 100-year-old hospital’s emergency room facilities.

Those demolition efforts are exploratory in nature, to “find the infrastructure and all the other utilities that might hinder the present design,” a Huntington planning department official said during a Jan. 14 meeting.

That night, the Huntington planning development board awarded site-plan approval for the project, which clears the way for North Shore-LIJ to apply for building permits for the $50 million, nearly 24,000 square-foot project.

Read on now to learn the full story!

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Police Arrest Suspects In String Of Robberies

Police Arrest Suspects In String Of Robberies

Suffolk County police have arrested two men in connection with a string of gas station and doughnut shop robberies in Suffolk County, including three locations in the Town of Huntington.

Matthew McGurk, 25, of Commack, and Andrew Berger, 27, of Williston Park were arrested as they were apparently trying to pull off another heist at a Dunkin Donuts in Blue Point on Jan. 14, police said.

Read on to learn the details of the arrest.

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‘SNL’ Alumni Look To Film In Village

‘SNL’ Alumni Look To Film In Village

The production company behind an upcoming film starring “Saturday Night Live” alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler is eyeing Huntington village for more scenes, a town official confirmed.

Huntington Town Hall received a call on Wednesday from the production crew for the NBC Universal film “Sisters,” (known in an earlier incarnation as “The Nest”) where they said they were looking to potentially film on Main Street in Huntington village, potentially very soon.

Read on to learn the full story behind this exciting development!

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New Huntington Hospital Head Hired

New Huntington Hospital Head Hired

A longtime Huntington resident has been tapped to lead Huntington Hospital.

Gerard X. Brogan, Jr., a 20-year Huntington resident, will take the helm on Jan. 20. Brogan Jr., who currently serves as the medical director of Forest Hills Hospital, will succeed past president and CEO Kevin Lawlor, who retired at the end of 2014, in the hospital’s top post, but with a different title: executive director.

Read on to learn more about Brogan, how he plans to lead Huntington Hospital moving forward!

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Persons Of The Year 2014 - William R. 'Doc' Spencer, MD & Vita Scaturro

Persons Of The Year 2014 - William R. 'Doc' Spencer, MD & Vita Scaturro

Every year, Long Islander News honors a person who has made a significant contribution to the Town of Huntington. We look for a dynamic force who has made history, gone above and beyond a call of duty, and made Huntington a better place.

For 2014, that person is Legislator William Spencer.

In addition, a second, equally accomplished community leader is featured in this edition – Vita Scaturro, the first recipient of the Larry Kushnick Memorial Award for Community Leadership.

Read on to learn more about both of these incredible individuals and why they truly deserve to be our Persons of the Year for 2014!

 

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Man Killed On Florida Vacation

Man Killed On Florida Vacation

On a family vacation to Florida, a midnight walk proved fatal for a 2012 Huntington High School graduate this week.

John Bosco, 20, of Huntington Station, died after being struck by two cars while crossing W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway just after midnight on Jan. 6.

Read on for the full story, along with what Bosco's family had to say about a son and brother who was truly “one of a kind."

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Nothing But Net For Rolling Fury

Nothing But Net For Rolling Fury

For its members, New York Rolling Fury - a youth wheelchair basketball program made up of children as young as 12 and as old as 21 - is more than just a team. It is a "second family" to them.

Read on to learn more about this incredible program, the stories of some of the athletes who participate in it, and how this tight-knit community truly does play to win!

 

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