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First local law amendment regarding cannabis use on the table for Northport Village

Jun 9, 2021 | Village

Starting next week, the Northport Village Board of Trustees will begin amending village code in order to include cannabis use in pre-existing laws. Prior to March 31, cannabis (or marijuana) was simply illegal. Use of the…

Historical society celebrates grand reopening with new exhibit highlighting local immigrants

Jun 2, 2021 | Village

The Northport Historical Society opened its doors to the public today, June 2, for the first time since Covid. On Sunday, June 6, an indoor/outdoor gala celebration for the museum’s new exhibit, “Immigrants of Northport…

Northport’s Memorial Day Observance honors veterans and first responders

May 29, 2021 | Village

This year’s Memorial Day Observance will take place in Northport Village on Monday, May 31 at 10am. Bill McKenna, the commander of the American Legion Post 694 and parade organizer, described it as a solemn day, but one that…

Drive-throughs may soon be permitted in Northport Village highway business district

May 21, 2021 | Village

At the May 18 Northport Village meeting, the board held public hearings for three local law amendments involving drive-through facilities in the “highway business district,” or what we all know as 25A. Until now…

Lending library offers free books in Northport Village Park, thanks to local Eagle Scout

May 15, 2021 | Village

Michael Monda has a love for problem-solving and creating solutions that will benefit the community. That’s exactly why he decided that for his Eagle Scout project, he’d offer a free lending library to the Northport Village…

What is happening with the Woodbine Marina?

May 10, 2021 | Village

The seemingly cursed Woodbine Marina was grabbing headlines again this week as Village trustees voted to authorize a new aquaculture program that will enable scientists – and high school students – to grow oysters between…

Village Zoning Board of Appeals: Meeting summary; public hearing on 51 Mariners Lane set for May 19

May 3, 2021 | Village

The Northport Village Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) convened on Wednesday, April 28 at 6pm via Zoom to consider a handful of run-of-the-mill requests from property owners for relief from various aspects of the Village’s…

Northport residents share thoughts on adult-use cannabis

May 2, 2021 | Village

On March 31, 2021, New York passed a law legalizing recreational cannabis in New York State, making the use of marijuana in your home, backyard or any private – and some public – properties legal for people over 21 years old.…

Otherworldly creations on display at Haven Gallery this May

Apr 30, 2021 | Village

Travis Louie returns to Haven Gallery on May 1 for a new exhibit showcasing his whimsical creations. The artist will be present from 2-6pm opening day. Louie creates his own imaginary world, grounded in Victorian and…

Hard-working boots to fill, Trustee Mercy Smith announces resignation

Apr 24, 2021 | Village

At last Tuesday’s Village Board meeting, Trustee Mercy Smith announced that she will be resigning from her position due to a job she recently accepted that conflicts with her role as trustee. “I just wanted to let everybody…

Federal funding may solve Main Street flooding problem

Apr 23, 2021 | Village

Northport Village Mayor Damon McMullen is eyeing an opportunity to receive federal grant funds for fixing an ongoing and damaging problem on Main Street: flooding. On Tuesday, March 20, the mayor and village trustees worked…

Village amends local dock law, giving ZBA more authority

Apr 22, 2021 | Village

At the April 20 Northport Village Board meeting, there was a public hearing for an amendment to a local law pertaining to pier, ramp and dock requirements. Village residents had an opportunity to ask questions about adding to…

Douglas Avenue water facility gets new treatment systems and building

Apr 20, 2021 | Village

Work on the new filtration systems at the Suffolk County Water Authority’s Douglas Avenue property will be starting next month. If you’ve noticed an additional $20 “water quality and treatment charge,” that’s where the money…