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GoingLocal tour hits Northport Village this Sunday, showcasing women business owners and their stories

May 13, 2022 | Business

Melissa Farrell was born and raised in Huntington. She spent over 20 years working locally at a family-owned restaurant before pursuing a career as an international tour director, leading groups of many sizes on trips all…

Shop Local: Last-Minute Gift Guide

Dec 21, 2021 | Business

Some of us are still shopping. Not all of us want to be. Here are some ideas to make the most out of Main Street, and Larkfield, too. From unique finds for your best friend to gifts for your mother-in-law, get out there and…

Special gifts galore at Tin Rooster, an antique, artisan and vintage collective

Dec 19, 2021 | Business

Sue Dittrich opened the Tin Rooster on Fort Salonga Road on March 1, 2020; the onset of Covid 19 closed her doors just two weeks later. She wasn’t able to open again for two and a half months, but like so many local small…

Owners of longstanding community bike shop Adams Cyclery set to retire this month

Dec 17, 2021 | Business

Denise and Chuck Adams of Adams Cyclery in East Northport have announced their retirement. Adam’s Cyclery ranks with fellow landmark businesses Fred’s Carpet, Beckman’s Florist and Karp’s Hardware as some of the oldest…

Two major decisions made at Huntington Town Board meeting: “Yes” to Matinecock Court and “No” to cannabis sales

Dec 16, 2021 | Business

It was another very long Huntington Town Board meeting, with dozens of speakers coming to the podium to express their approval for the Matinecock Court development slated to be built at the corner of Elwood and Pulaski Roads…

Small Business Spotlight: Martoni Gourmet

Dec 15, 2021 | Business

Italian immigrant and entrepreneur Nino Carusone always knew he wanted to bring a taste of his hometown of Caserta, in the Campania region of Italy, to the states. His ending up in Northport was no accident. Nino came to …

Shop Local: Gift Guide for Husbands and Fathers (and uncles and brothers)

Dec 15, 2021 | Business

Because you can’t get a four-pack to Sand City every single year, can you? Give him the gift of comfort, and a little aromatherapy, with this blanket/candle combo from Barton at Home. The tartan blanket comes in green or…

Shop Local: Gift Guide for Teachers

Dec 11, 2021 | Business

Surveys say nearly 98% of teachers prefer gift cards for the holidays*, and we have suggestions for local spots to purchase them from (scroll to the bottom of this article for our top picks or get one from a store you know…

Small business spotlight: Nest on Main

Dec 10, 2021 | Business

When Donna Moschella speaks about the origins of Nest on Main, she gets a little emotional. Her one-of-a-kind home marketplace is a platform for small businesses, a brick-and-mortar space that allows local artisans to…

Small business spotlight: Einstein’s Attic

Dec 6, 2021 | Business

It’s the final stretch of the year, what’s referred to as “quarter four” in retail. And this year, it started earlier than ever as supply chain and staffing issues necessitated some serious foresight. It’s a good thing Lori…

Shop Local: Gift Guide for Wives (and other VIP women)

Dec 4, 2021 | Business

Be the life partner we always knew you could be by shopping early and local. Here are some ideas for gifts you can get while running errands. Best part, they’ll come beautifully wrapped in a local gift bag and can be…

Small business spotlight: On a Lark

Dec 2, 2021 | Business

Decades of experience in fashion and jewelry – in iconic but now closed Northport spaces Studio East and Gemport – have come together in On a Lark, a new venture on Larkfield Road looking to make fashionable clothes…

Small business spotlight: Hydrangea Home

Dec 1, 2021 | Business

Dawn Mohrmann began selling handcrafted home goods out of her garage in Kings Park in 1995. She called her space “Hydrangea Home”because of the many large hydrangeas she had on her property. “People used to come shopping out…

Small business spotlight: Penny & Cooper

Nov 28, 2021 | Business

Donna and Katie Donigian just celebrated the fourth birthday of their bath, body and home store at 154 Main Street in Northport Village. The mother-daughter team reside in Eatons Neck and handcraft their own products right in…

Copenhagen Bakery & Cafe sells 1,300 pies for 15th annual Thanksgiving fundraiser

Nov 23, 2021 | Business

Today was pickup day for Copenhagen Bakery & Cafe’s annual Thanksgiving pie fundraiser, which more than doubled last year’s sales. The beloved local bakery sold 1,300 pies for a fundraiser that will positively impact several…

Vote on Matinecock Court tabled as local high school students and others speak in support of affordable housing development

Nov 21, 2021 | Business

Community members who showed up and were prepared to hear discussions on the Matinecock Court affordable housing development’s future at Thursday night’s town board meeting were left hanging when the amendment was removed…

Shop small: Weekend giveaway promotes local shopping with a chance to win a $350 gift card

Nov 19, 2021 | Business

The Great Northport Holiday Village Giveaway, sponsored by JK Consulting, is set for this weekend, with a chance to win big for anyone who shops local on November 20 and November 21. The concept is simple: spend $25 at five…

Huntington Town Board will vote to accept or reject limited equity cooperative structure for Matinecock Court

Nov 17, 2021 | Business

Forty years after plans began for Matinecock Court, an affordable housing development slated for the corner of Pulaski and Elwood Road in East Northport, the Huntington Town Board will vote again tomorrow night to determine…

JK Consulting kicks off first of three ribbon cuttings for local business community

Nov 12, 2021 | Business

Members of JK Consulting, a brand, marketing, and philanthropy company in Northport Village, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony late last month, surrounded by family and friends in front of the Main Street location.…

From curb appeal and playspaces, to a distillery and book shop, Larkfield Road’s potential is showing – and growing

Oct 26, 2021 | Business

Earlier this month, a local couple completed a small but meaningful project: they cleared the weeds from an area surrounding a tree in front of their storefront, built a wooden flower box around it and added some mums.…

New zombie home and vacant property law adopted by the Town of Huntington Board

Sep 22, 2021 | Business

At a recent Huntington Town Board meeting, a preventive measure meant to address the issue of zombie homes and vacant storefronts within Huntington was approved. The measure, which was originally proposed by Supervisor…

Not your typical art studio: Ink’d opens in Northport Village with preview of new space coming soon

Sep 18, 2021 | Business

Next week, Ink’d Art Studio will open its Scudder Avenue door to curious neighbors for the first time, to see a space Northport resident Clark Ruggeri has been picturing for years. While the idea of a community space in…

East Northport mom launches homemade brownie business, featuring 11 flavors and a lot of love

Aug 8, 2021 | Business

Michelle Costales is an East Northport mom of two young boys who works long days in Manhattan, as a bookkeeper. During the pandemic, she suffered a fire in her home that left her family living in a backyard trailer for months…

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…

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…

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…

The Firefly Artists art gallery’s upward expansion offers even more space and potential

Jun 21, 2021 | Business

Walk into The Firefly Artists art gallery on Main Street in Northport and you can just feel the energy. There’s a lot to be excited about. Two years ago, the gallery moved from a much smaller location down the road to its…

Sunrise Senior Living seeks zone change at corner of Old Bridge and Pulaski Road; public hearing set for June 15

Jun 14, 2021 | Business

A public hearing for a zone change application that would allow, if approved, a two-story, 90-unit assisted living and memory care facility to be built in East Northport is scheduled for tomorrow at 7pm. In April 2020…

New co-op structure for Matinecock Court presented to community; needs town board approval

Jun 13, 2021 | Business

It’s been in the works for 40 years, delayed and litigated and finally approved, and now, “in the 11th hour,” as one community member put it, a new developer for Matinecock Court is proposing a change in legal structure – to…

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…

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…

Northport Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday, with loosened restrictions and well-loved vendors

Jun 2, 2021 | Business

The beloved Northport Farmers’ Market is set to kick off the season this Saturday, June 5. The market, located in the smaller parking lot next to Cow Harbor Park, will be open from 8am-12:30pm every Saturday morning until…

Northport mom creates bracelets that boost confidence in children by reminding them of everyday tasks

May 30, 2021 | Business

It’s been over a year in the works, but Leigh Boodoo of Northport finally introduced her “Wristflips” brain-training bracelets this month. The bracelets are worn on the wrist, with tasks such as shower, brush teeth and get…

Mask mandate is lifted, local businesses make their own rules

May 20, 2021 | Business

Take a walk down Main Street in Northport Village and things look the same as they have all year. “Please Wear Your Mask” signs hang on telephone polls and inside store windows, but there’s a lot of uncertainty about what we…

Northport Fish & Lobster Co. forced to stop work amidst unpermitted construction and health-related complaints

May 7, 2021 | Business

After many months of addressing complaints from neighbors and patrons, Roland Buzard, the Northport Village Administrator, announced to the Board of Trustees at its meeting on May 5 that the “cat and mouse game” with the…

The Soothery opens on Main Street, offering curated comfort

May 1, 2021 | Business

It was a special week for Dana Porciello, who’s been dreaming of opening her own storefront for many years and finally revealed The Soothery to customers on Thursday, April 29. Occupying what used to be Barefoot Image at 106…

Skippers set to reopen in early May

Apr 18, 2021 | Business

This spring, perhaps more than any other in recent history, holds promise for renewal and rebuilding. One of the season’s biggest rebirths is happening locally, right on the corner of Woodbine and Main. Early in the fall…

Looking back at the Northport Journal over time

Apr 15, 2021 | Business

As excited as we are to launch the Northport Journal, this isn’t the paper’s first rodeo. In fact, the Journal predates most of the other local and regional newspapers you’ve known for years. Newsday. The Observer. Even the…