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National Grid offers a second explanation of odor: fuel oil vapors from a storage tank

Nov 16, 2021 | Village

What began as concern from Northport residents regularly confronted with a strong smell of gas outside of their homes has turned into a small-town saga, unfolding mostly on social media, as residents attempt to uncover the…

Northport Fish & Lobster Co. drama continues as store manager violates court orders

Nov 9, 2021 | Village

At the end of last Wednesday’s Northport Village Board meeting, the board went into executive session and then agreed on a resolution to authorize Village attorney Stuart Besen to take action in Supreme Court with regard to…

Beloved candy shop Carl’s Candies set to close after five years on Main Street

Nov 7, 2021 | Village

Carl’s Candies opened on Main Street in Northport Village in 2016. Sisters Gina Nisi and Angela Nisi-Macneill were inspired to open the candy shop in honor of their beloved grandfather, and former Northport resident, Carl…

National Grid: Source of gas odor was leak from a main at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Eatons Neck Road

Nov 5, 2021 | Village

The cause of a strong, persistent odor of gas, first noticed weeks ago by concerned Northport residents, especially around the vicinity of the “pit” in Northport Village, as well as in Eatons Neck and Crab Meadow, seems to…

Residents divided on whether or not to allow cannabis sales and/or consumption sites in Northport Village

Nov 5, 2021 | Village

“Potheads.” “Junkies.” “Idiots.” Those are just some of the words used to describe cannabis users at this past Wednesday’s public hearing regarding the possibility of allowing cannabis sales and/or consumption sites in…

Beloved Cow Harbor Fine Gifts and Collectibles closes this weekend, owners retiring with storewide sale

Nov 3, 2021 | Village

After almost 40 years on Main Street, Cow Harbor Fine Gifts and Collectibles in Northport Village will be closing for good this Sunday, November 7. Ruth and Bob Koroghlian will be retiring, after owning this beloved Village…

Village Board intends to opt out of cannabis sales and onsite consumption establishments, public hearing on local law takes place next week

Oct 29, 2021 | Village

The Northport Village Board of Trustees has until December 31 to decide whether or not it is going to “opt out” of allowing adult-use cannabis sales and onsite cannabis consumption establishments within its jurisdiction…

Trustee’s home gets proper permits from Village zoning board, building set to begin (again) this spring

Oct 25, 2021 | Village

It’s been two years since Northport Village Trustee Tom Kehoe was forced to stop unpermitted construction on his home at 51 Mariners Lane. The original plan involved building a 3,000 square foot home, but that left the…

Village Trustee makes public statement at board meeting, calls for outside forensic audit

Oct 21, 2021 | Village

An internal issue among Northport Village officials surfaced at Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting, highlighting a culture of mistrust and a call for transparency. “This is my platform and this is why the residents of…

ArtWalk 2021 takes it to the streets, and stores, with live music and local art

Oct 19, 2021 | Village

The Northport Arts Coalition’s 2021 ArtWalk returned to Main Street (and Scudder, and Woodbine and Bayview) last Sunday, October 17, bringing artists and musicians to the sidewalks, parking lots and in stores for a day of…

Community reacts to hateful incident with supportive messages and swift calls to action

Oct 12, 2021 | Village

Within hours of learning about a racially charged incident involving a cast member of the Smokey Joe’s Cafe show at the John W. Engeman Theater, the Northport and East Northport community rallied to denounce the hateful act…

John W. Engeman Theater cancels evening show after Smokey Joe’s Cafe performer reports being harassed on Main Street

Oct 11, 2021 | Village

A racist incident on the sidewalks of Northport Village caused officials at the Engeman Theater to cancel yesterday’s showing of Smokey Joe’s Cafe shortly before it was scheduled to begin. Online reports…

Residents sound off on Ocean Avenue protests and use of swastikas on public property at Village board meeting

Oct 6, 2021 | Village

The Village of Northport code 256-5 reads: “No person shall authorize or engage in any parade or exhibition upon any street or public place without a permit from the Mayor.” But sections such as this one appear to serve as…

Historic Village home neglected, harboring rodents and overgrown vegetation

Oct 1, 2021 | Village

The house that stands at 36 Douglas Avenue in Northport Village has been in place for over 130 years. In 1890, the home was built by the Edward Thompson Publishing Company as housing for the lawyers and bookkeepers who…

Protestors line up in front of Northwell Health CEO’s home as vaccine mandates go into effect for NYS health care workers

Sep 28, 2021 | Village

A small group of protestors stood outside the Northport home of Northwell Health President and CEO Michael Dowling this past Sunday and Monday, just days before vaccine mandates…

Billows of dark smoke draw attention, curiosity and concern from residents

Sep 23, 2021 | Village

If you’ve been in the vicinity of the LIPA facility this past week, you may have noticed dark smoke coming from one of the stacks. There have been reports from residents that the plume was heavy and black…

A beloved tradition returns to town as blue skies shine over Cow Harbor Weekend

Sep 20, 2021 | Village

Another Great Cow Harbor Weekend came and went, with thousands of enthusiastic kids, teens and adults coming together as a community to celebrate all things Northport. Starting on Saturday morning with the 10K race (and 2K…

100,000 oysters find a home in Northport Harbor thanks to aquaculture FLUPSY program

Sep 12, 2021 | Village

Just over a month after the FLUPSY floats debuted at Woodbine Marina in late July, the tiny oyster shells grew to be about one inch, marking their readiness for the open waters. On Friday morning, Barry Udelson, the Marine…

Proposed local law would prohibit gas-powered leaf blowers during summer months

Sep 8, 2021 | Village

Yesterday evening, the Northport Village Board of Trustees proposed a new local law that would restrict the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers during certain months and times within the Village. There is currently no…

Dozens gather in Northport Village Park for remembrance vigil as Main Street turns purple for National Recovery Month

Sep 1, 2021 | Village

The Northport-East Northport Community Drug and Alcohol Task Force hosted its “Night of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil” last night in Northport Village Park. Attendees had an opportunity to stand together in solidarity…

Swastikas removed from elementary school slide hours before students arrive for “Welcome Fair”

Aug 31, 2021 | Village

District officials worked hurriedly to remove swastikas etched into playground equipment at Ocean Avenue Elementary School Tuesday morning, just two hours before families were scheduled to arrive for the school’s annual…

In Pictures: A “plein air” event draws artists and onlookers to Northport Village

Aug 30, 2021 | Village

Artists and onlookers celebrated the natural beauty of a “plein air” experience this past weekend, as Northport’s The Firefly Gallery hosted its inaugural Paint Northport event, a get-together designed to bring artists of all…

Northport Village Mayor says Cow Harbor Day is a go, with health and safety precautions in place

Aug 27, 2021 | Village

Northport Village Mayor Damon McMullen released a statement today, August 26, that Cow Harbor Weekend is still on, despite an uptick in Covid-19 cases within Suffolk County. The mayor is encouraging everybody attending the…

Asharoken among four town beaches closed for swimming due to lifeguard shortage

Aug 26, 2021 | Village

The Town of Huntington announced today that four of the eight town beaches will be closed to swimming for the remainder of the season because of a lifeguard shortage. Asharoken Beach, Centerport Beach, Fleets Cove Beach and…

Henri downgraded to tropical storm, packs little punch in Northport and East Northport

Aug 22, 2021 | Village

Residents and business owners prepared for the worst as reports warned of high winds, devastating rains and power outages that could last up to ten days. Sandbags lined the entrances to Main Street storefronts, gas stations…

Six-year resident: what attracted Jack Kerouac to Northport Village

Aug 21, 2021 | Village

A prose poet, a cultural trailblazer, a restless life-seeker, a nomadic bard, a bum, a drunkard – but above all, the King of the Beats. This is Jack Kerouac, Northport’s six-year resident and seminal literary figure.…

Northport Rotary Club’s duck race raises over $30,000 for local and international charities

Aug 14, 2021 | Village

The Northport Rotary Club’s First Annual Duck Race took place today, August 14, at the harbor on the end of Main Street in Northport Village. Excited spectators watched as 300 rubber ducks (per heat) made their way through…

After three Main Street attacks on humans, red-tailed hawk is captured and relocated by USDA Wildlife Services

Aug 10, 2021 | Village

Last Friday, the Northport Village Police Department, with the assistance of the United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services, captured and relocated a juvenile red-tailed hawk after it had attacked Village…

Former Long Island champs launch fundraising efforts to revitalize Village basketball court

Aug 6, 2021 | Village

The Northport High School 1995 Long Island Champion Boys Basketball team is together again, this time taking on a new challenge that will bring their love of the sport full circle. Reunited in person this past June for the…

Hotel developer proceeds with lawsuit against Village “on principle,” hints at larger issues within local government

Aug 4, 2021 | Village

On July 1, developer Kevin O’Neill received word that a Suffolk County Supreme Court judge denied a request from Village board members to dismiss a lawsuit he filed against them over the cost of a building permit fee.…

Northport Native Garden Initiative gets approval for garden outside Village Hall

Aug 3, 2021 | Village

In a continued effort to beautify Northport with native plants that not only provide visual interest, but offer environmental and educational benefits as well, the Northport Native Garden Initiative (NNGI) is set to begin…

Heavy rains down Main Street cause curious green color in Northport Harbor

Aug 2, 2021 | Village

If you strolled down to the harbor after the heavy rainstorm two weeks ago, you may have noticed that the water took on a strange shade of green. The color is a good indicator of the changes that are occurring within our…

Cow Harbor Conversations: Kevin O’Neill talks about the return of the Engeman Theater; says Northport Hotel’s opening is “coming soon”

Jul 30, 2021 | Village

Earlier this month, developer Kevin O’Neill sat down with the Northport Journal’s Doug Roberts for an episode of the newspaper’s podcast, Cow Harbor Conversations. In it, O’Neill – CEO of the John Engeman Theater and one of…

Community-driven FLUPSY floats debut at Woodbine Marina, filtering harbor water and bringing leaders together for a common cause

Jul 29, 2021 | Village

“We all work and live and play on the harbor, and it’s really all of our responsibility to care for it.” These words by former Northport Village Trustee Mercy Smith, who initiated the FLUPSY program that debuted yesterday…

No opening date in sight for Northport Fish & Lobster Co. as community contributes to GoFundMe campaign

Jul 13, 2021 | Village

It’s been five weeks since the Northport Village board authorized legal action against Northport Fish & Lobster Co., leading to its shutdown and resulting in confusion among community members. For people who don’t follow…

Permitted uses at Britannia Yachting Center expected to change with new local law amendment

Jul 8, 2021 | Village

The Northport Village Board of Trustees proposed a local law amendment regarding the permitted uses in the Marine Business District at this week’s board meeting. The area, where Britannia Yachting Center and the Whales…

Northport Village proposes new local law regarding chickens, ducks and other birds

Jul 6, 2021 | Village

The Northport Village Board of Trustees is having its second public hearing on the introduction of a new local law regarding the ownership of chickens, ducks, pigeons and other birds at tonight’s Village Board meeting.…

Town of Huntington pays $78K to demolish six-year-old docks

Jul 2, 2021 | Village

Questions about the future of the Woodbine Marina continue as the Town of Huntington (TOH) spends $78,000 to demolish what’s left of the six-year-old docks. The TOH will also begin to repair the bulkhead, which serves as…

Northport Community Band returns live to the bandstand, with rain or shine plans

Jul 1, 2021 | Village

The Robert W. Krueger Bandstand in Northport Village Park will once again ring with the sounds of music, friends and neighbors in a summertime tradition dating back to 1959, as the Northport Community Band returns to live…

The Northport Rotary Club sponsors August 14 duck race, prompting community members to “give a duck for all the right reasons”

Jun 26, 2021 | Village

The largest annual fundraiser for the Northport Rotary Club is just around the corner, coming to Northport Village on August 14 and bringing with it lots and lots of... ducks. Not the real ones, but the little yellow duckies…

Village Board agrees to ban smoking in playgrounds, parks and beaches (including parking lots)

Jun 20, 2021 | Village

At the June 15 Village Board meeting, the public had an opportunity to chime in about the proposed local law that prohibits any kind of smoking in parks, playgrounds and beaches. The hearing participants, which included about…

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…