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“Super Friendliness” hash club gathers in Northport to puff (or not) at peace

Aug 7, 2021 | People

Rich is a baby boomer whose home features a large heated pool with an outdoor entertainment area and a breathtaking view of Northport Harbor just down the road. On Friday evenings, since the legalization of marijuana use in…

Judge votes in favor of TOH Councilman Eugene Cook, validating the Stop LIPA petitions for supervisor spot

Aug 4, 2021 | People

The New York State Supreme Court ruled that Town of Huntington Councilman Eugene Cook will be on the November ballot in the race for supervisor, on the Stop LIPA line. Petitions for Councilman Cook’s candidacy were challenged…

“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…

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…

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…

Pandemic passion project turns into small business for East Northport resident Lauren Kearon

Jun 24, 2021 | People

East Northport resident Lauren Kearon is a mother and teacher who, like so many of us, turned to a creative outlet during the most isolating months of the pandemic. Beyond taking a daily selfie with her 7-year-old daughter…

Families and special guests attend Troop 41 Eagle Court of Honor, recognizing six highest ranking local Scouts

Jun 22, 2021 | People

Boy Scout Troop 41 Northport celebrated its Eagle Court of Honor this past Sunday, June 20, on the lawn of the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, fittingly named “Eagle’s Nest.” Troop 41 is sponsored by the Northport American…

Lawsuit after lawsuit: Town Councilman Cook discontinues lawsuit with TOH; fellow board member Smyth files lawsuit alleging petition fraud

Jun 19, 2021 | People

The race for Huntington Town Supervisor is getting more complicated by the minute, as two of the three candidates, Councilman Ed Smyth and Councilman Gene Cook – both Republicans – continue to clash on their way to the…

Three candidates vying for spots on the TOH council ballot

Jun 16, 2021 | People

On Tuesday, June 22, three candidates will vie in a primary election for two spots on the Democratic ballot line for town council next fall. Hunter Gross, Jen Hebert and Joe Schramm have thrown their hats into the race…

Little free flower stand is a magnet for positivity and kindness

Jun 6, 2021 | People

It’s little, the flowers are free, and the concept is making hearts happy. “I feel like as a community, we have so many different resources that the more we can just share with each other, we’ll make our community healthier…

Tammie Topel on her advocacy, purpose and future goals; an excerpt from the Northport Journal podcast

Jun 3, 2021 | People

Tammie Topel has been a Northport resident for 27 years. She’s a well-known special education advocate who ran for BOE trustee this past May, but fell short of a win. “I’m very active, my mouth is open, I’m putting out the…

Memorial Day Observance remembers fallen service members; honors first responders

May 31, 2021 | People

A Memorial Day Observance, held in Northport Village this morning, remembered the sacrifices of our military service members and honored the men and women who lost their lives for their country. Bill McKenna, the commander of…

Where Are They Now: Jamie Kutch

May 24, 2021 | People

As a Northport High School senior back in 1992, Jamie Kutch used to sneak bottles of fancy wine to keg parties out on Makamah Beach. Today, he’s living a life built entirely around wine – a big departure from his first career…

Short-term stewards: Rehabilitating a historic home on Highland Avenue

May 23, 2021 | People

So many Long Island house renovations nowadays involve demo work and new construction. Buyers often find a home with “good bones,” gut it, and make it their own. What happens, though, when your new home is an 1890s Queen…

Cow Harbor Conversations: A Q&A with Village Trustee Dave Weber

May 14, 2021 | People

The Northport Journal’s first podcast episode features Northport Village Trustee Dave Weber. He’s the owner of Seymour’s Boatyard, and involved in many local programs and organizations. Last March, he was elected to serve as…

Putting on a brave front; a reflection on mothering during a pandemic

May 11, 2021 | People

We’ve all seen the statistics and reports: millions of women have left the workforce to care for their children and oversee virtual, at-home schooling during the pandemic. Those who kept working, did it amidst schedule…

Community rallies in support after the death of NYPD officer Anastasios Tsakos

May 4, 2021 | People

Funeral services for NYPD Officer Anastasios Tsakos were held at St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church in Greenlawn this morning. A procession from the church to the Tsakos home in East Northport, then to the Northport Rural…

ENMS student treats healthcare workers

Apr 11, 2021 | People

When Covid-19 closed schools mid-March of last year, East Northport middle-schooler Abby Goldman thought she and her friends would be separated from their classmates, routines, and lives together for two weeks, tops.…

Our Ordinary Heroes: Who stepped up during the pandemic?

Apr 11, 2021 | People

Life as usual was not an option during the first year of Covid-19; many people were left without essentials like food and toiletries while businesses struggled for support. As we reflect on the past year and the many…