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Suffolk Legislature Creates Nation’s First Pet Store Rating System

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 The Suffolk County Legislature created the nation’s first rating program for pet stores that sell puppies. Seeking to appeal to socially conscious consumers as a means to combat the scourge of substandard dog-breeding facilities, known as “puppy mills,” the bill’s sponsor, Majority Leader Jon Cooper (D-Lloyd Harbor), modeled his law after New York City’s renowned […]

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Moonjumpers Charitable Foundation

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Moonjumpers, which will mark its public debut with the Nov. 17 event at Napper Tandy’s, is partnering with the Family Service League and Tri-CYA on the gift-giving initiative. A crowd of several hundred charity minded rock n’ roll lovers is expected to attend.
The holidays are a special time of year for folks of all ages. […]

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Martin Viette Fall Festival

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Martin Viette Nursery, located a short distance from Huntington, hosts an annual Fall Festival.  The Fall Festival runs from September 24 – October 30, 2011.  Admission is free.  If you are looking for a low key, fun way to spend a few hours, this will fit the bill.
Daily events include:
Pet and feed the animals
Pumpkin Patch
Farm cutouts […]

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The Long Island Game Farm

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The Long Island Game Farm Wildlife Park and Children’s Zoo features hundreds of animals, including an 18-foot giraffe, red kangaroos, kinkajous, cougars, Barbados sheep, peacocks, and the only lemurs born and bred on Long Island. Their animal collections include both exotic and indigenous breeds. They have various breeds of monkeys, buffalo, colorful parrots, zebra, aoudads, camels, […]

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In advance of the September 13th Independence Party primary for the 17 LD of Suffolk County, we would like to pledge our support for Dennis Garetano.  Mr. Garetano’s record as a fiscal watchdog while serving as a member of South Huntington’s Board of Education is well known.  In his eight years of service, he was an articulate advocate for fighting state and […]

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Stay-cation Ideas – Venetian Shores

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 If you have not had the pleasure of visiting Venetian Shores and Beach Hut in Lindenhurst this summer season, this weekend is the last opportunity of the year.  This is a great place for people of all ages.  There is a beach and sprinkler park for the kids.  Adults can enjoy the live music while sipping […]

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Upstate Town Severely Impacted By Irene

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Prattsville, NY is known by many from Huntington. Huntingtonians have spent time with friends and family members enjoying the outdoors in the immediate area surrounding Prattsville, including skiing at Windham and Hunter Mountains.
Prattsville was first settled around 1763, and was called Schoharie Kill.   An attempt during the American Revolution by the British and their Tory allies […]

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LIPA Outages on Long Island

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(Long Island, NY 9/1/11 updated 10:25pm) – Access LIPA Electrical Outages here at TheHuntingtonian.
Right now there are still 22,360 customers in the township of Huntington without electric as per LIPA.
See updated chart below:
At 10pm there were 4,200 customers without power.
At 12am there are 7,200 customers without power.
At 12:50 there are 12,862 customers without power.
At 1:00am […]

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Stay-cation Ideas – Out East Family Fun

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Out East Family Fun, located in Riverhead, is a great choice for a family outing.  There is something to do for a wide variety of age groups.  In addition to all the great activities, there are picnic tables and lounge chairs for you to bring and enjoy lunch or a snack.  They have a concession stand with […]

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On Monday August 8, 2011, the Long Island Sound Study Citizen’s Advisory Committee (LISS CAC) held the first ever Bi-State Legislative Workshop about the Long Island Sound. The workshop was held in Port Jefferson at the Village Center. The focus of the workshop was to discuss and implement a two year action plan to protect […]

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