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A winter concert for the entire community.

Join the Northport Symphony Orchestra for its winter concert at 8pm on Friday, January 27 at Northport High School! For more info, visit www.northportsymphony.org

Northport teacher recognized as “Bright Light” for work with technology

Jan 24, 2023 | Schools

Leia DePalo, an instructional technology resource teacher working at both Ocean Avenue Elementary and Norwood Avenue Elementary schools, was recognized by the Association of Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technologies…

Resident donations made to renovate Woodbine Marina bathrooms for Village use

Jan 23, 2023 | Village

The vacant and deteriorating bathrooms between Cow Harbor Park and the Woodbine Marina are getting a major makeover, thanks to the generous donations of two Northport Village residents. Arlene Handel, a former Northport…

A timely invitation: Drugs and alcohol a community issue

Jan 19, 2023 | Opinion / Letters

The NENDATF’s Linda Oristano confirmed with the Journal that the high school’s principal, Robert Dennis, attended yesterday evening’s regularly scheduled task force meeting, and that plans are being made to address student…

Fresh Starts Registry: Sisters empower those making life-changing decisions with unique platform

Jan 18, 2023 | People

For Olivia Howell, making connections is everything. She calls it her superpower – the ability to offer vulnerability and honesty to people in exchange for trust and, inevitably, growth. This is exactly what she’s doing with…

Support local: Next week’s chili fundraiser at Tim’s to benefit Northport Chamber of Commerce

Jan 17, 2023 | People

The Northport Chamber of Commerce’s chili fundraiser is quickly approaching, and Chamber president Janet Hoeft is hoping to draw a crowd. Sponsored by Tim’s Shipwreck Diner, the event promises to be a cozy evening of casual…

Second public hearing on proposed moratorium on waterfront structures set for January 17

Jan 14, 2023 | Village

The first of two public hearings regarding the proposed moratorium on approval of waterfront structures within the Village of Northport was held December 20 at Northport Village Hall; the second hearing will take place this…

Welcome, neighbors. You may be wondering who we are and why we’re here.

Locals of a certain age will recall that until the mid-1990s, there were two newspapers in town. The Observer and the original Northport Journal. The Journal was founded in 1886, and its official tagline on the masthead…

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Rotary’s fourth annual book drive brings in over 10,000 books

Jan 13, 2023 | People

Northport Rotary, an “energetic, community-minded and fun-loving organization of people” dedicated to service above self, just completed its fourth annual children’s book drive. The group’s efforts to improve childhood…

Basketball court project goes out to bid, solidifying a plan proposed in July 2021

Jan 11, 2023 | Village

The basketball revitalization project was first presented to the Village board in July 2021 by members of the Northport High School 1995 Long Island Champion boys basketball team, which includes project leaders Doug Trani…

Not in the business to change things: Tim’s Shipwreck Diner under new ownership

Jan 9, 2023 | Business

This past December, after a few months of conversation and formalities, Hess handed over the keys to his Main Street establishment to Northport Village resident Denis Beyersdorf. When he spoke of the sale of the business, of…

Huntington Councilwoman Joan Cergol will not seek reelection in November

Jan 7, 2023 | Opinion / Letters

Joan Cergol, who has served as Huntington Town Councilwoman since 2017, announced last week that she will not seek reelection in November 2023. Below is her letter to Huntington residents: As for me, while it has been one of…

Village board approves 2023-2024 budget, removes proposed organizational chart first

Jan 6, 2023 | Village

The Northport Village 2023-2024 budget was approved by Mayor Donna Koch and the board of trustees at their January 3 meeting in Village Hall. The budget includes a 1.63% tax increase, which is below the New York State…

Happy new year: A look back at our most engaging stories of 2022

Jan 4, 2023 | People

And here we are, beginning another year writing about the community we live in, sharing stories about our neighbors, businesses and schools, about the groups and people who inspire and engage us, about the events that unite…

New in town: Arlo brings a classic dining experience to Northport

Dec 22, 2022 | Business

The restaurant Arlo is exactly how you might want your neighborhood’s new fine dining establishment to be: strikingly impressive yet warm and welcoming; the space is grand, high-class and cozy. Tucked up a hill off 25A,…

From snowflakes to serenades, Main Street shines bright this season

Dec 20, 2022 | Village

Northport Village continues to live up to its small town character this season, with nods to the holidays all around Main Street, from themed trees outside of local small businesses to the red wrapping paper adorned meters…