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Opinion / Letters

Letter: Choose a mayor that is willing to work for you, the people of the village

Nov 23, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

As I reflect on the meaning of Thanksgiving, I can’t help but to be grateful to this village for a life well lived. One year ago, the residents of our village gave me an opportunity to serve them, an opportunity to make…

Letter: The Real (fake) Gene Cook

Nov 1, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

For those who just like Gene Cook, his brashy style, his unnaturally bright teeth and the way mistruths just roll across his tongue…this piece isn’t for you. He’s your guy and you’re entitled. For those of us who are…

Letter: Eugene Cook is not only a proven leader but a doer

Nov 1, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

I've lived in the Town of Huntington for 28 years. I am a registered nurse, I’ve served on several boards and organizations; including the Northport-East Northport Board of Education, PTAs and SEPTA (Special Education PTA)…

This election cycle, the endorsements go to.... (also, go vote)

Oct 30, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

This is the first November election cycle since the launch of the Northport Journal and it is time for endorsements! Without further ado, they are: Decency, Civility, Listening, Respecting the electoral process…

A letter to all: Vote Eugene Cook for Supervisor

Sep 29, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

The Town of Huntington has a big choice to make this upcoming November. What are the choices? To restore the honor and integrity of the Supervisor’s office or retain the stains that dirty it today. I’m proud to say…

Letter: An ongoing pledge to stand united against hate and intolerance

Sep 14, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

Not In Our Town Northport, the local anti-hate and anti-bullying group, met some resistance at the district’s last board of education meeting, where one resident took to the podium and said, in reference to a…

Letter: A chance for remembrance and honor, 20 years later

Sep 5, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

We sat amid a field of dead poppies where I attempted to understand the burly and bearded village elder who communicated through our interpreter, Viktor. I struggled for patience as I waited for the translation.…

Letter: A “sad day” as images of swastikas appear again on school property

Aug 31, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

Dear Principal Larkin, Superintendent Banzer and Board of Education members, We are the founders of Not In Our Town (NIOT) Northport, a local chapter of the national anti-hate and anti-bullying organization. We formed…

Opinion: Masking children is not a one-size-fits-all approach

Aug 30, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

We’re here as parents of two elementary school children and we’re going to do something different tonight and tell you a story. This story couldn't possibly be real because there's no way something this tragic would happen in…

Letter: Let’s not lose more small businesses

Aug 20, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

This week we learned that Book Revue, Long Island's largest independent bookstore, and more importantly, a Huntington gem and institution, will soon be closing its doors forever. The loss of Book Revue is yet another blow to…

Letter: Special Board of Education meeting a disgrace

Aug 20, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

We were among the nearly 1,000 members of our community who attended the district’s 8/11/21 special Board of Education meeting, and we are appalled. Though some of us were among the 80 or so community members who attended in…

Opinion: Protect all students and follow advice of CDC

Aug 14, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

This week, our board of education scheduled a meeting at which it listened to members of the community – most or all of whom have no expertise in epidemiology – share their feelings about kids wearing masks at schools.…

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