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Village Trustee makes public statement at board meeting, calls for outside forensic audit

Oct 21, 2021 | Village

An internal issue among Northport Village officials surfaced at Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting, highlighting a culture of mistrust and a call for transparency. “This is my platform and this is why the residents of…

Possible changes to allotted speaking times during public comment to be discussed at tomorrow's BOE meeting

Oct 20, 2021 | Schools

A revised policy recommending a change in allotted speaking time for participants addressing items both on and off a scheduled meeting’s agenda will be “brought” for a first read to members of the board of education at its…

ArtWalk 2021 takes it to the streets, and stores, with live music and local art

Oct 19, 2021 | Village

The Northport Arts Coalition’s 2021 ArtWalk returned to Main Street (and Scudder, and Woodbine and Bayview) last Sunday, October 17, bringing artists and musicians to the sidewalks, parking lots and in stores for a day of…

NIOT in the Park event highlights community, solidarity and hope

Oct 18, 2021 | People

Hundreds of community members, together with local leaders and law enforcement, stood united in Northport Village this past Saturday morning for Not In Our Town Northport’s second annual NIOT in the Park event. The gathering…

Look and learn: NNGI installs over 150 native plants on Village Hall property

Oct 17, 2021 | Outdoors

A vision that merges environmental and educational benefits with natural aesthetics came to life late Friday afternoon as leaders and volunteers with the Northport Native Garden Initiative installed over 150 plants at…

The band can play: Northport High School marching band finds alternative performance after Newsday Festival cancellation

Oct 15, 2021 | Schools

After weeks of emotion and protest, members of the Northport High School Tiger Marching Band will finally be able to show off their hard work to the community and others under the beaming lights, at a USBands competition…

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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Tigers football suffers its first loss at the hands of Lindenhurst

Oct 13, 2021 | Schools

The first game after the halfway point in the season is usually where the cooler weather starts creeping in and the playoff picture starts to become clear. Or in the case of last Saturday’s game against Lindenhurst, a little…

Community reacts to hateful incident with supportive messages and swift calls to action

Oct 12, 2021 | Village

Within hours of learning about a racially charged incident involving a cast member of the Smokey Joe’s Cafe show at the John W. Engeman Theater, the Northport and East Northport community rallied to denounce the hateful act…

John W. Engeman Theater cancels evening show after Smokey Joe’s Cafe performer reports being harassed on Main Street

Oct 11, 2021 | Village

A racist incident on the sidewalks of Northport Village caused officials at the Engeman Theater to cancel yesterday’s showing of Smokey Joe’s Cafe shortly before it was scheduled to begin. Online reports…

Meet the candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney

Oct 9, 2021 | People

On November 2, Suffolk County residents will cast their ballots in the 2021 Suffolk County General Election, where they’ll have the chance to decide who they wish to have as their District Attorney. According to the Office…

Hateful symbols and slurs found in Northport High School bathroom

Oct 8, 2021 | Schools

This afternoon, Superintendent Robert Banzer informed district parents and residents of an incident that occurred last night at Northport High School. According to Mr. Banzer, “several hateful words and symbols, including…

Mathematics Student of the Month acknowledged at BOE meeting; board adopts Response to Intervention Program

Oct 8, 2021 | Schools

The October 7 Board of Education meeting, the first to follow a new format previously established by the board, began with a reflection carried out by Trustee Victoria Buscareno in which both members of the board and the…

Stay informed: Huntington Town Council candidates discuss local issues during online forum

Oct 7, 2021 | People

The Journal’s Doug Roberts, along with Northport High School senior Harrison LeBow, hosted a virtual Huntington Town Council candidate forum yesterday evening focusing largely on Northport and East Northport issues. Town…

Residents sound off on Ocean Avenue protests and use of swastikas on public property at Village board meeting

Oct 6, 2021 | Village

The Village of Northport code 256-5 reads: “No person shall authorize or engage in any parade or exhibition upon any street or public place without a permit from the Mayor.” But sections such as this one appear to serve as…