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Town Board Expenses: Update

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This statement, which was received as part of our FOIL request from the Town, was misleading:
1) Instead of receiving a town-issued cell phone, Mark Cuthbertson and Glenda Jackson opted to receive a monthly stipend to be applied toward the cost of using their personal cell phones for Town business (other Town officials have made the same choice and […]

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 Karyn Oliver and Rob Lytle Perform at Cinema Arts Centre, Oct. 20
For the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s Hard Luck Café Series
Karyn Oliver and Rob Lytle, both of whom were finalists in the prestigious 2011 Grassy Hill/Kerrville New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters, will be the featured performers during the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s […]

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In the past week I’ve received three flyers making claims that Elizabeth Black, and by extension, the Huntington School Board has been irresponsible in it’s spending in the past six years. As president of the board for three of those years I feel compelled to set the record straight on this matter.
First, school boards across […]

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Recently the Long Islander Newspaper ran an article about Herb Morrows’ reimbursed expenses as Mayor of the Incorporated Village of Huntington Bay. Morrow is a Republican candidate for Town Council this year. The total amount in question was $1,310.44.  The focus was on business meals that Morrow was reimbursed for that were approved by the […]

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If you haven’t already heard, October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying has always been a serious issue. Because of advances in technology, the weaponry available to bullies today is more dangerous and can leave longer-lasting scars. Bullying is done in schools, in local communities and now social networks and mobile phones. It extends beyond […]

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Is it Time For Another Update?

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According to this update, ShotSpotter was supposed to be up and running by the end of this summer.  Perhaps if it was, the shooters of  Rahmel Caleb may have been arrested.
Below is a Press Release dated August 9, 2011:
ShotSpotter, Inc. and the Suffolk County Police Department have been working very hard to secure site authorizations […]

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Rahmel Caleb, 31, of Huntington Station was walking with a friend on
Lowndes Avenue near Church Street at about 9 p.m. when a gold-colored
four-door sedan pulled up beside them.
Three men got out of the car and fired shots at Caleb and his
friend before getting back in the car and driving west on Tower
Street, police said.  Caleb was […]

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Councilwoman Glenda A. Jackson recently welcomed members of the Junior Junior Welfare League of Huntington to Town Hall for an informative session about the importance of community volunteerism.
Councilwoman Jackson invited this group of motivated youths to an open forum at Town Hall to discuss the positive impacts of volunteerism and some of the responsibilities of […]

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Message From The Editors

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In our recent reporting, we have been critical of our local government, especially our current Town Board.  There is a reason for this.  One of the reasons that we started this paper is many of their actions, that we consider outrageous, have gone virtually unreported by most of the mainstream media for far too long.  People are being […]

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After a long history of bearing the brunt of absorbing most of the tax negative housing for the Township and a weak economy, the Huntington School District is feeling the effects.  We are in the process of obtaining the numbers from the other school districts to make a compasison.  All school districts in this Township need […]

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