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“Big chair” built by local Eagle Scout designed to bring visitors to Scudder Park for a seat with a view

Jul 28, 2021 | People

Scudder Park has a playful new addition to its beach area, and a great place to sit and enjoy the view. The “Northport Big Chair,” an oversized Adirondack-like chair measuring four feet wide and six feet tall, was recently…

An in-depth look at Riana DiPalma, Northport-East Northport’s new English department chairperson

Jul 25, 2021 | Schools

Earlier this month, the Northport-East Northport School District welcomed its new Chairperson of English Language Arts and Library K-12, Riana DiPalma. She replaces former Chairperson Dr. Patricia Schmitt, who retired at the…

Public hearing on TOH local law amendment regarding vacant building fees set for August 11

Jul 23, 2021 | Business

The Huntington Town Board scheduled a public hearing for adopting a local law regarding vacant building registration and increased fees for properties that persistently remain vacant year after year. Residents will have…

Northport High School alumnus and lifelong NEN resident appointed high school principal

Jul 21, 2021 | Schools

The Northport-East Northport Board of Education has appointed Robert Dennis as principal of Northport High School. Mr. Dennis is a lifelong Northport-East Northport resident, having graduated from Northport High School.…

Fort Salonga home burglarized, distraught homeowner offers $10,000 reward for information

Jul 20, 2021 | People

A retired Suffolk County police officer and Fort Salonga resident of over 20 years is offering up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen items that hold sentimental value. His home on…

Letter: Umpires – A dying breed

Jul 17, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

As a fifth-year umpire, I have warned many people that the umpire is becoming extinct. I have written countless social media posts about what I have endured through my first four seasons. I have gained some unbelievable…

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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The John W. Engeman Theater returns after a much anticipated wait, debuts Summer Concert series

Jul 16, 2021 | Business

Through classical and contemporary performances of beloved musicals, the John W. Engeman Theater has come to symbolize the magnetism of Northport, attracting both outsiders and life-long residents alike. When many think of…

Public hearing for Town of Huntington zoning law canceled, but dozens of residents still sound off

Jul 14, 2021 | Business

At yesterday’s Town of Huntington Board meeting, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, along with Councilman Eugene Cook, rescinded the resolution to schedule a public hearing for local law introduction 42-2021. The proposed zoning…

No opening date in sight for Northport Fish & Lobster Co. as community contributes to GoFundMe campaign

Jul 13, 2021 | Village

It’s been five weeks since the Northport Village board authorized legal action against Northport Fish & Lobster Co., leading to its shutdown and resulting in confusion among community members. For people who don’t follow…

A history and directory of some of Northport-East Northport’s lending libraries

Jul 12, 2021 | Outdoors

It seems a new phenomenon has sprung up in just about every nook and cranny and corner of our community. In the shape of a 2-by-2 foot plywood box, this sensation goes by the alliterative name, “lending library.” And it’s…

Eagle Scout project honors “Mr. P” with a native garden, includes time capsule for Bellerose Avenue

Jul 10, 2021 | People

When it came time for Pixie Ryan to plan her final Eagle Scout project, she set out with a lofty goal: to build her community back up after a very sad and difficult time. A rising eighth grader at East Northport Middle School…

Proposal to amend local law ignites vocal opposition ahead of July 13 public hearing

Jul 9, 2021 | Business

At a recent Town of Huntington board meeting, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson proposed an amendment to a local zoning law that, if passed, would allow the town’s planning board to grant a limited number of special use permits…

Permitted uses at Britannia Yachting Center expected to change with new local law amendment

Jul 8, 2021 | Village

The Northport Village Board of Trustees proposed a local law amendment regarding the permitted uses in the Marine Business District at this week’s board meeting. The area, where Britannia Yachting Center and the Whales…

“Summer Splendor” garden tour highlights local properties and personalities

Jul 7, 2021 | Outdoors

The Northport Historical Society’s Summer Splendor Garden Tour returns Sunday, July 18 with an outdoor, self-guided tour of six gardens in Northport, Fort Salonga and Asharoken. Each garden reflects a personality, family…