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Opinion / Letters

A timely invitation: Drugs and alcohol a community issue

Jan 19, 2023 | Opinion / Letters

The NENDATF’s Linda Oristano confirmed with the Journal that the high school’s principal, Robert Dennis, attended yesterday evening’s regularly scheduled task force meeting, and that plans are being made to address student…

Huntington Councilwoman Joan Cergol will not seek reelection in November

Jan 7, 2023 | Opinion / Letters

Joan Cergol, who has served as Huntington Town Councilwoman since 2017, announced last week that she will not seek reelection in November 2023. Below is her letter to Huntington residents: As for me, while it has been one of…

Voices: Navigating the college admissions process

Dec 4, 2022 | Opinion / Letters

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are presently over 3,000 four-year colleges in the United States. How can prospective college students begin to absorb the vast amount of information related to…

The Iconic Scrooge, Alastair Sim

Nov 25, 2022 | Opinion / Letters

No sooner have we digested our turkey dinner does our attention turn to the December holidays. Many of us have grown up with the perennial story of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol. There…

Inspired by SHANTY: A student’s perspective

Nov 15, 2022 | Opinion / Letters

A ninth grader at Northport High School, Sage Anderson was so inspired by his recent experience with Students for 60,000 and its annual SHANTY program that he took over as guest arranger at his mom’s little free flower stand…

Ink Stories: Symbols of Service returns to honor veterans at The Firefly Artists

Nov 11, 2022 | Opinion / Letters

“Ink Stories: Symbols of Service” is currently on display through November 13 at The Firefly Artists at 90 Main Street in Northport Village. Below Ms. Heaviside details in her own words how the project came about, and its…

Share the facts: Speak to your kids honestly and openly about drug use

Oct 22, 2022 | Opinion / Letters

This year, there are many controversial reports coming out about the threat of fentanyl in candy. Whether or not we will be impacted, the Northport/East Northport Community Drug and Alcohol Task Force (NENDATF) is asking…

Voices: The key to school success... organize, communicate and advocate

Sep 28, 2022 | Opinion / Letters

Being a parent is hard enough. Then, when you throw in the challenges of school, one is expected to be an expert in algebra, chemistry, and the history of the world. This experience is an uphill battle that most of us parents…

It’s got to be something in the water…

Sep 11, 2022 | Opinion / Letters

This was the sentiment amongst the group of Northport High School grads and other local patrons of the arts gathered in the lobby of the Engeman Theater Sunday evening after the Our Town fundraiser honoring the memory of Phil…

Letter: Small things can make a big difference

Jul 16, 2022 | Opinion / Letters

We created native gardens in Northport Park to attract pollinators and help with water run-off. We also put many different types of native plants in the park because we love Northport, and we wanted to make a beautiful space…

Editorial: Basketball court resolution passes but doesn’t feel like progress

Jul 13, 2022 | Opinion / Letters

The look of defeat and exhaustion on the faces of the 1995 Northport High School Championship Basketball Team at last night’s public hearing was palpable: though a resolution was passed to move their court revitalization…

If not for Len: Village treasurer responds to statements critical of predecessor

Jun 27, 2022 | Opinion / Letters

Below is a letter to Northport Village Mayor Donna Koch from Village Treasurer Siobhan Costello, in response to remarks made during the June 7 board meeting regarding the hiring of former Treasurer Len Marchese as a financial…

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