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Northport Tigers celebrate a hard-earned win against Bellport in their season opener

Sep 13, 2021 | Schools

The Northport Tigers opened up their regular season with a home game against a tough Bellport Clippers team this past Saturday, September 11. Below, Tiger dad and on-the-field contributor John Mohlmann provides commentary on…

100,000 oysters find a home in Northport Harbor thanks to aquaculture FLUPSY program

Sep 12, 2021 | Village

Just over a month after the FLUPSY floats debuted at Woodbine Marina in late July, the tiny oyster shells grew to be about one inch, marking their readiness for the open waters. On Friday morning, Barry Udelson, the Marine…

Vigil at Northport High School tells stories from, and remembers the lives lost on September 11, 2001

Sep 11, 2021 | Schools

“No day shall erase you from the memory of time,” wrote Roman poet Virgil in his masterwork Aeneid nearly two-thousand years ago. Twenty centuries later, the quote has come echoing back through time, expressing what many feel…

BOE proposes goals of upcoming school year; local anti-hate and anti-bullying group voices opinion on playground swastikas

Sep 10, 2021 | Schools

What can only be called a growing hostility between board of education trustees and community residents regarding everything from critical race theory to masking in schools has begun to bubble up in countless auditoriums with…

13-year-old Harborfields student struck and killed in tragic East Northport accident

Sep 8, 2021 | Schools

Oldfield Middle School student Nicholas Woodworth just began eighth grade when a tragic accident ended his life this past Saturday, September 4. According to reports, 13-year-old Nicholas, of Greenlawn, was heading east…

Proposed local law would prohibit gas-powered leaf blowers during summer months

Sep 8, 2021 | Village

Yesterday evening, the Northport Village Board of Trustees proposed a new local law that would restrict the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers during certain months and times within the Village. There is currently no…

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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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Letter: A chance for remembrance and honor, 20 years later

Sep 5, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

We sat amid a field of dead poppies where I attempted to understand the burly and bearded village elder who communicated through our interpreter, Viktor. I struggled for patience as I waited for the translation.…

Mikey Brannigan makes hometown proud with his hard work and sportsmanship in Paralympic games

Sep 4, 2021 | Schools

Celebrated as a local hero, Mikey Brannigan made friends and family in Northport and East Northport proud when he competed in the 2021 Olympic/Paralympic Games in Tokyo this week. Mikey, who has autism, is classified as a T20…

Northport Tigers football returns with a roster of experience and determination

Sep 3, 2021 | Schools

Northport High School football is back. And to some, it feels like it never ended. The Tigers, who won the League 3 Championship with a 34-14 victory over Half Hollow Hills East last season, have their first scrimmage of the…

Northport High School’s incoming principal, Robert Dennis, in his own words

Sep 2, 2021 | Schools

Late this July, the Board of Education appointed Mr. Robert Dennis to the position of principal at Northport High School, replacing former principal Daniel Danbusky. A 2004 Northport High School graduate, Mr. Dennis earned…

Dozens gather in Northport Village Park for remembrance vigil as Main Street turns purple for National Recovery Month

Sep 1, 2021 | Village

The Northport-East Northport Community Drug and Alcohol Task Force hosted its “Night of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil” last night in Northport Village Park. Attendees had an opportunity to stand together in solidarity…

Swastikas removed from elementary school slide hours before students arrive for “Welcome Fair”

Aug 31, 2021 | Village

District officials worked hurriedly to remove swastikas etched into playground equipment at Ocean Avenue Elementary School Tuesday morning, just two hours before families were scheduled to arrive for the school’s annual…

Letter: A “sad day” as images of swastikas appear again on school property

Aug 31, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

Dear Principal Larkin, Superintendent Banzer and Board of Education members, We are the founders of Not In Our Town (NIOT) Northport, a local chapter of the national anti-hate and anti-bullying organization. We formed…

Opinion: Masking children is not a one-size-fits-all approach

Aug 30, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

We’re here as parents of two elementary school children and we’re going to do something different tonight and tell you a story. This story couldn't possibly be real because there's no way something this tragic would happen in…