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Letter: Humbly asking for another term to the BOE

May 16, 2022 | Opinion / Letters

I want to thank the members of the Northport-East Northport community for allowing me to serve on the Board of Education for the past three years and humbly ask that they vote to send me for another three-year term.…

Annual school district budget vote and election of trustees less than two weeks away

May 6, 2022 | Schools

A public hearing on the 2022-2023 finalized budget was held yesterday evening, with Superintendent of Schools Robert Banzer presenting for one last time an overview of the budget before the district’s upcoming annual budget…

More hoops to jump through for basketball court revitalization project

May 5, 2022 | Village

At the Northport Village Board meeting this past Tuesday evening, Chris Wiebke and Doug Trani, organizers of the Downtown Northport Basketball Court Revitalization project, presented a detailed plan for the court and…

Meet the Candidates forum, hosted by PTA Council, scheduled for May 10

May 3, 2022 | Schools

The Northport-East Northport UFSD PTA Council announced late last week its annual Meet the Candidates forum, scheduled for Tuesday, May 10 from 7:30-9:30pm. Residents wishing to submit questions must do so via email by…

1995 champs call for public support of basketball court revitalization project at tomorrow’s Village board meeting

May 2, 2022 | Village

A renewed vision for the Northport Village downtown basketball court may move one step closer to reality tomorrow, May 3, when the status of the project is presented to members of the new administration at the Northport…

UTN shows up to support colleagues amidst “unwarranted acts,” union president demands better plan for September

Apr 30, 2022 | Schools

At least 100 members of United Teachers of Northport (UTN) showed up in solidarity with the district’s coaches, health and physical education teachers this past Tuesday, April 26, gathering outside the Brosnan building prior…

Photo credit: Sean Mills Photography LLC. Sean says Northport is one of his favorite points of interest; he especially likes to capture the Village at sunrise.

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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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Northport-East Northport teacher a “beacon of light”

Apr 28, 2022 | Schools

Northport-East Northport teacher and STEM Coordinator Jennifer Baranaskas has been awarded the Long Island STEM Education Leadership Association (LISTEMELA) Star Award for her work in developing the district’s “STEM…

TOH: Recycling-themed poster contest offers prizes for students and schools

Apr 26, 2022 | Schools

Supervisor Ed Smyth, the Town of Huntington, and Covanta Huntington have partnered on a recycling-themed poster contest for local students in grades 1-8, with prizes for both schools and students. “The Town of Huntington is…

Tips from a local: Starting your own vegetable garden

Apr 21, 2022 | People

Planting your own garden can be one of the most satisfying activities you engage in this season. It can also seem intimidating and scary. What if the plants don’t grow? How much water do they need? What if the rabbits eat…

Did you know? Organic garden plots available on town property with unexpected backstory

Apr 21, 2022 | Outdoors

The Robert Kubecka Memorial Organic Garden is open for the season and there are plots available to Town of Huntington residents for just $25 a year. The annual membership gets you a 20’ x 30’ piece of organic land for the…

BOE: New contender in race for trustee offers competition to three incumbent candidates

Apr 19, 2022 | Schools

Frank Labate, an East Northport father of two and Nassau County police officer, announced his intention to run on social media on April 14, just four days before the deadline for candidates to hand in nominating petitions.…

Community Spotlight: Northport Native Garden Initiative

Apr 18, 2022 | People

For a little over a year now, the Northport Native Garden Initiative (NNGI) has been spreading the news about the positive impact that native landscaping practices have on the community’s ecosystem. Conceived in February of…

Northport High School student’s question selected for event featuring prominent scientists

Apr 14, 2022 | Schools

Northport High School student Luke Frisoli engaged leaders of the scientific community with a not-so-simple question of his own earlier this week: “In your experience as educators, to what realistic extent does higher…

From an eating disorder to health, wellness and a focus on women empowerment

Apr 12, 2022 | People

When she was 15 years old, Sarah Maresca struggled with negative body image. A couple of years later, she began denying herself food. Now 22, the East Northport resident is hosting her first ever Women’s Empowerment Spring…