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Protesters say LI high school stage musical is racist  Newsday

About 40 people protested outside Huntington High School on Saturday against a musical play taking place inside that they say is racist against ...

Protestors Take On Long Island High School Production of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Citing 'Racism is Not Entertainment'  Broadway World

Newsday Reports that protestors took to the streets outside Huntington High School in Long Island to protest the production of Thoroughly Modern Millie taking ...

A high school musical in Long Island has sparked protest over its racist representations  INSIDER

A high school musical in Long Island in New York has garnered controversy after protesters claimed the show was racist against Chinese-Americans.

School district reviewing relationship with Suffolk PD  Newsday

The Huntington School District is reviewing its relationship with the Suffolk County Police Department after a published story about a school-based police ...

Officials: Stabbing suspects tied to MS-13  Newsday

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the back and another boy was injured in the attack, which occurred behind a Burger King near Huntington High School, ...

How a Crackdown on MS-13 Caught Up Innocent High School Students  The New York Times

The Trump administration went after gang members — and instead destroyed the American dreams of immigrant teenagers around the country.

Should Huntington UFSD Get Rid Of Its SRO Program?  Huntington, NY Patch

Does Huntington Need To Get Rid Of Its SRO Program - Huntington, NY - In a NYT/ProPublica story, the school's SRO officer accused a Huntington High School ...

3 Arrested For Stabbing Are MS-13 Members From Huntington HS: DA  Huntington, NY Patch

Three people arrested for a stabbing that broke out in Huntington Station on Wednesday have been confirmed as MS-13 gang members and students at ...

Huntington School District To Review Relationship With Suffolk Police  WSHU

Huntington School District is reviewing its relationship with Suffolk County Police after ProPublica and The New York Times reported that officers stationed at the ...

Public speaks out after article on student’s deportation  Newsday

Emotions ran high at a packed Huntington school board meeting Monday at which residents, administrators and board members spoke out about a New York ...

Legislator Discusses SRO Officer, Gang Activity In Huntington  Huntington, NY Patch

Legislator Discusses SRO Officer, Gang Activity - Huntington, NY - "Gang violence is an attack not only on individuals, but on the entire community and is ...

Long Island Schools Move to Curb Police Role in Detaining Immigrant Students  ProPublica

In response to our story about a student who was detained and deported after drawing a doodle of his school mascot, the Huntington district is seeking a ...

LI Schools Move To Curb PD Role In Detaining Immigrant Students

Schools Take Step To Curb PD Role - Huntington, NY - In response to a ProPublica story, the Huntington school district is seeking a countywide agreement to ...

Huntington High School Chamber Choir performs holiday songs  News 12 Long Island

Huntington High School Chamber Choir was one of the winners of News 12 Long Island's Sounds of the Season series.

Boys outdoor track athletes to watch in 2019  Newsday

Michael Danzi of Smithtown West is all smiles ahead of Ryan Fowkes of East Hampton in the 1,000-meter finals at the Suffolk state qualifier track meet in ...

Cases of 3 accused of attacking students adjourned  Newsday

The cases of three alleged MS-13 members accused of attacking Huntington High School students were adjourned to Jan. 22, a day after the White House again ...

Case heightens concern about school officers  Newsday

Suffolk Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart says the program that puts police in schools is "a huge, huge part of our bridge-building with our communities" and ...

White House tweets about Huntington Station stabbing  Newsday

A tweet from the White House sought to connect debate over illegal immigration to a Huntington Station stabbing allegedly committed by three MS-13 gang ...

Caught on camera: Brutal attack at Huntington Station Burger King  News 12 Long Island

A brutal attack was caught on camera last month outside the Burger King on New York Avenue in Huntington Station.

84-Unit Apartment Building Proposed For Downtown Huntington  Huntington, NY Patch

84-Unit Apartment Building Proposed For Huntington - Huntington, NY - The developers are scheduled to appear before the Huntington Town Board.


This past Saturday an impromptu performance at the Huntington Mall began with a shout known to all musical lovers: 'Pulitzer and Hearst, they think we're ...

Police investigating whether attack on teen linked to stabbing by alleged MS-13 members  WABC-TV

Eyewitness News has located cell phone video - now being looked at by Suffolk Police - which shows a violent attack on a teenager in the same parking lot ...

Obituary: Joseph Manaker, 16, Huntington High School Student

Obituary: Joseph Manaker, 16, Of Huntington - Huntington, NY - "His larger-than-life personality could quickly bring a smile to anyone's face," the Huntington ...

New Chief of Department at Halesite FD  Huntington, NY Patch

On January 1, 2019 the Halesite Fire District will swear in its new Chief of Department, James Magerle, age 40. If the name Magerle sounds familiar, it's because ...

LI violinist, music teacher dies at 82  Newsday

An alumnus of the esteemed Huntington music program under Karolyi said, "I've never seen anything like it since."

Bail up for alleged MS-13 members charged in stabbing  Newsday

Three alleged MS-13 members accused in the Huntington Station stabbing of a 16-year-old boy earlier this month were charged in an indictment unsealed ...

The 30: Suspected MS-13 members accused of stabbing Huntington classmate  News 12 Long Island

Police say three MS-13 members were arrested for beating and stabbing a fellow 16-year-old classmate at Huntington High School.

How My High School Destroyed An Immigrant Kid's Life Because He Drew The School's Mascot  Techdirt

Late last year, Pro Publica and the NY Times published an incredible, long and infuriating article, mostly about how a high school in NY destroyed an immigrant ...

Huntington HS Was Uninformed Of States Gang Prevention Plan, Superintendent Says

Huntington Was Uninformed Of State's Gang Plan - Huntington, NY - Unbeknownst to the district, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an initiative to bring state ...

LI boy with ‘oversized smile’ dies at 16, family says  Newsday

Joey Manaker had the kind of smile that could not only light up a room, but change a person's entire day. He'd spread his toothy grin as wide as his cheeks ...

Man Found Dead On Huntington High School Grounds  Huntington, NY Patch

Man Found Dead On Huntington High School Grounds - Huntington, NY - Police say the death is non-criminal.

Principal sings message to students in music video  Newsday

Instead of his usual school reminders, student news and inspirational quotes, Huntington High School Principal Brenden Cusack used a video in his “text of the ...

Police probe ‘non-criminal’ death at high school  Newsday

Suffolk County Police reported Monday that they were investigating the death — described as “non-criminal” — of an unidentified man whose body was found on ...

2 Huntington Teens Seriously Hurt In Southern State Bus Crash  Huntington, NY Patch

2 Huntington Teens Seriously Hurt In SS Bus Crash - Huntington, NY - Thirty-eight teens and five adults were on the bus at the time of the crash, State Police ...

Suffolk authorities closely monitoring MS-13 in response to teen's stabbing  News 12 Long Island

Suffolk County authorities are watching closely after a teenager was stabbed in by three suspected MS-13 gang members who attend Huntington High School.

Troy Foundry Theatre Announces April Productions of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT  Broadway World

Hot off the heels of The Prohibition Project: Ilium Was, Troy Foundry Theatre is coming at you with something totally absurdist. Troy Foundry Theatre proudly ...

Huntington Teacher Shaves Head For Childhood Cancer  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington Teacher Shaves Head For Childhood Cance - Huntington, NY - Maria Canino also raised $1775​ for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

MS-13 members charged in New York brawl let go from ICE custody by federal judges before attack, officials say  Fox News

Two of the three suspected MS-13 members arrested following a bat and knife attack outside a Burger King restaurant in New York this week were previously ...

Official: Threat to schools on Instagram probed  Newsday

Authorities are investigating the source of a comment on the Huntington school district Instagram page “suggesting violence against our schools should a ...

Suffolk, Nassau teams win county mock trial contests  Newsday

Teams from Huntington and Massapequa high schools are this year's mock trial champions for Suffolk and Nassau counties, respectively.Huntington's team ...

MS-13 Gang Member Coerced New Recruits, Threatened Violence: DA  Huntington, NY Patch

MS-13 Gang Member Threatened New Recruits: DA - Huntington, NY - "When the boys resisted, this defendant stated to them in unequivocal terms, 'This is how ...

Huntington High School Mock Trial Team Takes Suffolk Championship, Sets Sights on State Title

After a hard-fought competition, the team captured the Suffolk County Championship of the New York State Bar Association's Mock Trial Tournament.

Student honored for helping to save man from drowning  Newsday

A Huntington student was recently recognized by the Huntington Town Board for his efforts saving a man who nearly drowned this summer in Huntington Harbor.

WWII vet who became town's first black cop dies  Newsday

Richard Henry Robertson Sr. lived many lives in his nine decades — an outfielder in the Negro Leagues, a World War II veteran, Huntington's first black police ...

Huntington-Area Students Named Otto Kahn Scholarship Winners  Huntington, NY Patch

Otto Kahn Scholarship Winners 2018 - Huntington, NY - Winners will be awarded $3000 at the Gatsby-themed annual Garden Party at Oheka Castle in June.

Marshall University Theatre presents political comedy, drama 'In the Wake'  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - Marshall University's School of Theatre takes on the heated political comedy "In the Wake" set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb.

Voters Guide: Huntington 2018-19 School Budget, Board Election  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington 2018-19 School Budget - Huntington, NY - What you need to know for election day.

6 Hurt In Crash Involving School Bus In Huntington Station  Huntington, NY Patch

6 Hurt In School Bus Crash In Huntington Station - Huntington, NY - High school students were on board at the time of the Monday morning crash.

LI students host forum on mass shootings  Newsday

The discussion on gun violence came after the Parkland, Florida, shooting that killed 17 people and as area schools consider different security measures.

7-year-old gets Huntington to change name to 'Hauntington' for Halloween  News 12 Long Island

A 7-year-old girl's letter to the town of Huntington was well-received, and has succeeded in getting the town's name changed for Halloween.

Huntington High Welcomes New Principal

Huntington, NY - Current assistant principal Brenden Cusack was unanimously appointed to the position at a trustee meeting Monday night.

Prep wrestling: WSAZ Invitational kicks off Friday in Huntington  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Several Kanawha Valley prep wrestling teams get a taste of state tournament atmosphere starting Friday in Huntington.

Chef who 'loved making people smile' dies at 66  Newsday

Pete Silvestri's joy in life was putting a smile on everyone's face. Whether it was through baking one of his famous cheesecakes for friends, creating a satisfying ...

Students in parkway bus crash head home to heal  Newsday

Parents of some injured students say they worry about the emotional toll of the crash on their children.

Tietjen twins now inseparable as Hall of Famers  Newsday

Sisters who starred at Huntington High School and at UConn are inductees to the Long Island Soccer Player Hall of Fame.

Police: 19-year-old sexually assaulted teen girl in Huntington  News 12 Long Island

Police have charged a 19-year-old with sexually assaulting a teenage girl over the weekend in Huntington.

Teen Falsely Reported School Shooting In Cold Spring Harbor: Cops  Huntington, NY Patch

Teen Falsely Reported School Shooting In CSH: Poli - Huntington, NY - The student fabricated a shooting after she had a dispute with administrators earlier that ...

Huntington High Welcomes 2 New Assistant Principals

Huntington, NY - Joseph DiTroia and Gamal Smith were appointed Tuesday.

Photos: Huntingtons Class of 2015 Graduates

Huntington, NY - Lots of great photos shared on social media.

LI student gun control group pushing peers to polls  Newsday

March For Our Lives Long Island, a student group pushing for tighter gun restrictions, hosted a voter engagement event Sunday afternoon designed to get their ...

Huntington Gets Into the School Spirit for Homecoming Day

Huntington, NY - Find out what's in store for Huntington High School's Homecoming Day celebration.

State rating of schools and districts  Newsday

Effort to measure student achievement and growth.

First LEGO League Qualifiers To Begin Across Long Island  Long Island Weekly News

Students from across Long Island are set to blast off into a series of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League ...

Otto Kahn Scholarship Available To Town of Huntington Students  Huntington, NY Patch

Otto Kahn Scholarship Available - Huntington, NY - Winners will be awarded a minimum of $2500 at the annual Garden Party at Oheka Castle in June.

Relatives of Parkland victims speak at Huntington gun protest  News 12 Long Island

Hundreds of Long Islanders protested against gun violence Saturday outside Huntington Town Hall – one of many March For Our Lives events that took place ...

20 Scholar Athletes Honored By Town of Huntington

20 Scholar Athletes Honored by Town of Huntington - Huntington, NY - These seniors excel in both academics and athletics.

Someone shouted 'duck' before bus hit overpass, injuring high schoolers: Police  ABC News

Either the driver or a chaperone yelled "duck" before a charter bus carrying mostly high school students struck an overpass in Long Island, New York, state ...

DHS: Two NY MS-13 Stabbing Suspects Exploited Unaccompanied Minor Loophole to Enter U.S.  Breitbart

Two of the three suspects in the MS-13 gang-related assault of a Long Island teenager exploited the unaccompanied minor loophole after crossing the border ...

South Huntington Teacher Accused Of Inappropriate Relationship With Student

Teacher Accused of Inappropriate Relationship - Huntington, NY - BREAKING: The teacher, once released, will be placed on administrative leave and is ...

Police: Huntington man threatens boy's life after Fortnite loss  News 12 Long Island

According to Suffolk police, a Huntington man threatened to shoot a Kings Park boy after losing to him in a game of Fortnite – a popular online survival shooter ...

Watch: Terminally ill teen scores touchdown for high school football team  Sports Illustrated

Eli Mollineaux, a terminally ill teenager from Long Island, N.Y., scored a special touchdown for his high school football team.

Inspirational Huntington Teen With Rare Disease Has Died

Huntington, NY - Eli Mollineaux, a high school sophomore at Huntington High School, inspired the community with his tenacious spirit.

Alan Kuver, 47, Huntington High School fencing coach  Newsday

Carly Glowacky was at Sacred Heart University, fencing for its Division I program and frustrated at the intense level of competition, when she called her old high ...

LIPA in court seeking tax relief in the Town of Huntington  News 12 Long Island

A trial began Monday that could result in tax increases for residents in the Town of Huntington.

Child struck by van, seriously injured in Huntington  News 12 Long Island

A child was struck by a car Saturday afternoon in Huntington.

Man Stalked Teen For More Than A Month In Huntington Station: PD  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington Station Man Stalked Teen: Cops - Huntington, NY - The man would try to communicate with the girl at her bus stop, police say.

March For Our Lives In Huntington To Rally Against Gun Violence  Huntington, NY Patch

'March For Our Lives' In Huntington - Huntington, NY - Anti-gun violence advocates are demanding public policy changes after 17 people were shot dead at ...

Huntington (N.Y.) football program earns 2016 Russell Athletic Fight Like Dylan Award  USA TODAY High School Sports

Huntington coach Steve Muller, Russell Athletic's Matt Murphy and Huntington Principal Brenden Cusack hold up the check (Photo: Ketchum) The story could ...

Civil suit: Huntington town supervisor forcibly touched ex-staffer  News 12 Long Island

A former staffer has filed a civil lawsuit accusing Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci of sexual assault.

MU Theater presents final week of 'In the Wake'  Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University's School of Theatre takes on the heated political comedy "In the Wake" set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Feb ...

Huntington Named Long Island Boys Winter Track and Field Team of the Year

Huntington, NY - Leading the way for the Blue Devils was Infinite Tucker, who was unanimously chosen as USATF Long Island's Athlete of the Year.

8 Huntington-Area Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Hunt Students Named National Merit Semifinalists - Huntington, NY - Semifinalists come from Huntington, Walt Whitman, Harborfields, Cold Spring Harbor and ...

Chosen 25 offensive tackle Darnell Wright signs with Tennessee  USA TODAY High School Sports

Huntington (W.Va.) High School offensive tackle Darnell Wright is officially off the board to Tennessee; the 6-foot-6, 320-pound star picked the Vols over West ...

DA Sini, SCPD Commissioner Hart: Three MS-13 Gang Members Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing Teenager in Huntington Station

Hauppauge, NY - January 11, 2019 - Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini and Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart today announced ...

Woman Fatally Struck By SUV In Huntington

Woman Fatally Struck By SUV In Huntington - Huntington, NY - The Friday afternoon crash is under investigation.

Converting Armory Into Huntington Community Center To Cost $10M

Huntington Community Center Convert To Cost $10M - Huntington, NY - The project is expected to be completed in 2019.​

Road Closures During Huntington St. Patricks Day Parade  Huntington, NY Patch

Road Closures: Huntington St. Patrick's Parade - Huntington, NY - Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

Sports Jersey Or Gang Symbol? Why Spotting MS-13 Recruits Is Tougher Than It Seems  WAMU 88.5

As the ruthless MS-13 gang targets younger members for recruitment, one of the challenges facing school administrators and law enforcement is figuring out ...

Man With Gun Barricades Self In Huntington Station Home [UPDATE]  Huntington, NY Patch

UPDATED at 12:50 p.m.: One person is in custody after authorities responded to an armed man inside of a Huntington Station home on Friday morning, police ...

Obituary: Michael Fodera, 23, St. Anthonys High School Alum

Huntington, NY - Funeral mass will be held Tuesday.

Sign Up for Adult-Ed Courses in Huntington

Huntington, NY - Take a cooking class. Brush up on a language. There are plenty of opportunities to pick up a new skill.

DineHuntington Restaurant Week Is March 18 To 25  Huntington, NY Patch

DineHuntington Restaurant Week - Huntington, NY - See the full list of all 24 participating restaurants.

Huntington Students Named Otto Kahn Scholarship Winners

Students Named Otto Kahn Scholarship Winners - Huntington, NY - Winners will be awarded a minimum of $2500 at the Gatsby-themed annual Garden Party at ...

Huntington Athlete Gears up for Special Olympic World Winter Games

Huntington in Special Olympic World Winter Games - Huntington, NY - The Huntington High School student will be among 2700 athletes from 107 countries ...

Tasty Tuesday: Hatch in Huntington  News 12 Long Island

Hatch is a breakfast-focused restaurant in Huntington.

Town Of Huntington Prepares For Noreaster  Huntington, NY Patch

Town Of Huntington Prepares For Nor'easter - Huntington, NY - Learn how Huntington residents can prepare and protect themselves in the event of a storm.

Residents plead with city to keep middle school intact  Daily Press

Rodney Hunter asked graduates of Huntington High School, now a middle school, to stand up. About 20 people in the Newport News City Council chambers ...

Man Who Exposed Himself To Huntington Student Arrested: Police

Man Exposed Himself To Student: Police - Huntington, NY - BREAKING: The man was arrested at his home three days after the incident took place.

Kittens Rescued From Hoarder Available For Adoption Saturday  Huntington, NY Patch

Kittens Rescued From Hoarder Available 4 Adoption - Huntington, NY - The special adoption event will be held at the Town of Huntington Cat Shelter.

LI camera club develops friendships and more  Newsday

For many seniors, the photography club makes them smile.

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