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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…