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Letter: Community shines at Clean the Bay Day

Jun 17, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

This past Saturday I had the pleasure to host a Clean the Bay Day along with the Northport Native Garden Initiative organization and I am proud to say our community shines! With the organizational help of Sara Abbass, Nicole…

Letter: We know we did the right thing

Jun 17, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

On Saturday, June 12, we went to a beach clean-up at Scudder Park. This beach clean up meant so much to us. We found dozens of pieces of trash. From big foam blocks to an almost 20-feet-long hose. To clean up this beach in…

Letter: Our children deserve nothing less than “Yes”

Jun 12, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

As a graduate from our district that chose to return here to raise my own family, I can wholeheartedly say that I love Northport and our schools are no exception. It is no secret that the past few years have been difficult…

Support, sponsor, volunteer: Chamber looks to get Larkfield Road back on track

Jun 11, 2021 | Business

The East Northport Chamber of Commerce has not had an income since September 2019. At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chamber waived member fees and had to put all of its major fundraisers on hold: the beloved…

Letter from Superintendent Banzer: Exercise your right to vote

Jun 10, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

The school district budget revote will take place on June 15 and I encourage our entire community to exercise their right to vote. The Northport-East Northport UFSD has put forth a new proposed budget with a 0% tax levy…

First local law amendment regarding cannabis use on the table for Northport Village

Jun 9, 2021 | Village

Starting next week, the Northport Village Board of Trustees will begin amending village code in order to include cannabis use in pre-existing laws. Prior to March 31, cannabis (or marijuana) was simply illegal. Use of the…

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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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District adopts a maskless policy when outdoors, holds emergency meeting to discuss shifting guidelines

Jun 8, 2021 | Schools

An emergency board of education meeting held at the William J. Brosnan building yesterday evening inspired lengthy conversation between board members about the state’s loosening of mask mandates for schools. The dialogue fell…

Village Board of Trustees authorize legal action against Northport Fish & Lobster Co.

Jun 8, 2021 | Business

Yesterday morning, the Northport Village Board of Trustees met for an executive session to authorize the commencement of legal action against Northport Fish & Lobster Co. owner Eric Gusew and employee Sam Luby. After a…

Little free flower stand is a magnet for positivity and kindness

Jun 6, 2021 | People

It’s little, the flowers are free, and the concept is making hearts happy. “I feel like as a community, we have so many different resources that the more we can just share with each other, we’ll make our community healthier…

A list of grievances to an English department

Jun 5, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

I feel at this point it would not be controversial to say America’s educational system is inherently flawed. And while this statement may not be followed by a bellow of boos as it would have in previous years, the sentence is…

As budget revote approaches, district discusses the consequences of contingency

Jun 4, 2021 | Schools

The Northport-East Northport Board of Education made a final presentation of its revised budget yesterday evening at a public hearing that offered more clarifications and less public commentary than in meetings past.…

Vote Yes

Jun 4, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

The new budget being proposed by the district has a 0.0% tax increase. If this budget is approved by voters on June 15, for the second year in a row our school tax levy will stay flat, with the only increase coming in the…

Tammie Topel on her advocacy, purpose and future goals; an excerpt from the Northport Journal podcast

Jun 3, 2021 | People

Tammie Topel has been a Northport resident for 27 years. She’s a well-known special education advocate who ran for BOE trustee this past May, but fell short of a win. “I’m very active, my mouth is open, I’m putting out the…

Historical society celebrates grand reopening with new exhibit highlighting local immigrants

Jun 2, 2021 | Village

The Northport Historical Society opened its doors to the public today, June 2, for the first time since Covid. On Sunday, June 6, an indoor/outdoor gala celebration for the museum’s new exhibit, “Immigrants of Northport…