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This information is taken directly from the brochure created by the Committee On Open Government.  It is called Your Right To Know.  A copy can be obtained by calling (518) 474-2518.
Perhaps the most interesting thing to note about this area of the Freedom Of Information Law (FOIL) is that “a public body can never vote […]

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On January 11, 2011 the Town Board passed two resolutions, offered by Susan Berland, by a vote of 3-2 to approve the building of a project called Kensington Estates at the border of Huntington and Oyster Bay. The company that submitted the application for a change of zone was Triangle Equities 496 West Jericho Tpke. […]

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(Letter from AJ Carter to the Huntingtonian)
To the Huntingtonian:
I must ask that you correct willful inaccuracies in your article about the message left on the telephone of your editor, Nicholas Wieland.
In particular, at 1:07 into the recording, you will hear me say, clearly and unambiguously, “Frank wants me to respond to these FOILs right away.” This […]

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The Huntingtonian was trying to obtain information regarding the rental registration law as required by Town Code (see below).  We believe the law was passed with legislation in 2002 and recently amended to include Section 8 dwellings which were previously excluded.  We were under the impression that there was supposed to be some sort of […]

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We recently questioned why another local newspaper spent 4 weeks investigating $1300 in expenses.  These are some expenses and other uses of public money that we feel are important for tax payers to know more about.  We are investigating several of them and we encourage other media and tax payers to do the same.
Had Stu Besen […]

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HART Bus – Worth the money?

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The Town of Huntington 2011 Adopted Budget says there were 251,350 riders of HART Bus in 2010 and the 2012 Preliminary Budget says there are expected to be 240,000 this year. So if each rider goes round trip HART Bus is serving about 500 distinct riders a day. The budget for HART Bus (pg. 136) […]

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Next Time You See Herb Morrow…Say Thank You

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Several weeks ago, another local newspaper ran a story questioning Huntington Bay Mayor Herb Morrow about $1300 worth of expenses.   While we encourage all expenses of public money to be questioned and investigated, we wonder why the facts surrounding these expenses was not published.  After an investigation into this $1300 of expenses, we encourage our readers […]

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Legislation Is Meaningless If Not Enforced

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Some have asked why we are continuing to show these things that happened years ago. We are doing this to show how the present Town Board has issued numerous press releases etc over the years. The problem is that they are not worth the paper they are printed on if they are not enforced.
The following […]

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Don McKay?

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The following letter was written by Town of Huntington resident, Chas C. Cancellare.
At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, I was returning home and turned off of the service road of Northern State parkway onto DeForest Road.  Upon turning I saw an individual, approximately 200 feet up the road, exiting his vehicle and […]

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More than 12 years later and our Town still fails to protect us from Slumlord abuse.
On May 1, 1999 there was a tragic fire at a commercial building at 28 West Hills Road that killed 4 and injured several Huntington Manor Firefighters, it was determined that there were 33 people living in the home. In this […]

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