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Huntington High School Football Players Receive Awards  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington High School Football Players Get Awards - Huntington, NY - Blue Devil quarterback John Paci took home the overall MVP honors for his standout ...

Fundraiser For Young Man Facing Serious Injury: Info  Huntington, NY Patch

Upcoming Fundraiser For Suffolk Man Injured: Info - Huntington, NY - A Long Islander was seriously injured while on vacation last month. His old high school's ...

Huntington School District Aims To Revive Alumni Association  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington SD Aims To Revive Alumni Association - Huntington, NY - The district is seeking someone willing to put together a small leadership core. If you're ...

Huntington HS Students Earn $400K In Naval ROTC Scholarships

Huntington HS Students Earn $400K In Scholarships - Huntington, NY - Henry Cartwright and Nathaniel Gamboa are heading out of Huntington High School ...

Huntington HS Senior Wins March-Off, Kids Go Berserk: VIDEO  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington HS Senior Wins March-Off: VIDEO - Huntington, NY - Huntington High School Blue Devil student Michael Reed won the march-off competition over ...

Christine Palmer Memorial Scholarship Winner Named  Huntington, NY Patch

Christine Palmer Memorial Scholarship Winner Named - Huntington, NY - The scholarship was created in honor of the Huntington School District librarian who ...

Huntington High School Grandfriends Throws Senior-Senior Prom  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington HS Grandfriends Throws Senior Prom - Huntington, NY - The school's Grandfriends Club threw an event that drew 135 local senior citizens for an ...

Huntington School District: Important Dates Remaining For 2019  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington School District Important Dates 2019 - Huntington, NY - Key dates remaining on the Huntington Union Free School District 2019 calendar.

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 ...

Huntingtons 2019-20 School Budget: What You Need To Know  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington's 2019-20 School Budget Information - Huntington, NY - Huntington residents will vote on the budget in addition to electing two trustees to sit on the ...

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 ...

Huntington School Budget Passes  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington School Budget Passes - Huntington, NY - The Huntington School budget passed, and William Dwyer and Michele Kustera were elected to the school ...

Huntington High School Stage Duo Nominated For Roger Rees Awards  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington Stage Duo Nominated For Awards - Huntington, NY - Keenan Lyons and Isabella Cahill were recognized for their excellence in student performance ...

Huntington HS Filmmakers Win 2nd Place In Multi-State Contest  Huntington, NY Patch

Huntington HS Filmmakers Win 2nd Place - Huntington, NY - A team of five Huntington high schoolers captured second place in the 10 Day Film Challenge ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

School leader: Musical won't be performed again  Newsday

"Saturday's last scheduled performance was the district's final showing and the district reiterates that 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' will not be performed in the ...

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.


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 ...

Huntington  Newsday

SPENDING $133,488,443, a 2.83 percent increase from the current $129,812,991. TAX LEVY 2.58 percent increase, from $107,625,213 to $110,400,611.

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 ...

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.

Deaths in South Florida: 7/28  Sun Sentinel

To place a Sun Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. Joseph Michael McFadden, 63, of Palm Coast, Florida passed ...

School budgets pass in 123 of LI's 124 districts  Newsday

Budgets in 123 school districts across Long Island passed Tuesday, including in Eastport-South Manor, where voters approved the $96.5 million budget for the ...

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 ...

Friends Of OHEKA Announces Scholarships And Humanitarian Honorees  Huntington, NY Patch

Friends Of OHEKA Scholarships And Humanitarians - Huntington, NY - Five Town of Huntington seniors, as well as humanitarian honorees Steven and Paul ...

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 ...

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 ...

Voting on school budgets, board races is Tuesday  Newsday

Tuesday is decision day in public school districts across Long Island, with votes on budgets totaling more than $13 billion and board races where hot-button ...

Letter: Racist or Not? Thoughts On Thoroughly Modern Millie's Portrayal Of Asians  Great Neck Record

By Nick Liu. To be fair, the performance was actually pretty good. Huntington High School's very talented drama club told the story of Millie Dillmont through a ...

Suspected MS-13 members arraigned on assault charges in fellow student's stabbing on Long Island  WABC-TV

The three Long Island high school students, believed by law enforcement to be members of MS-13, who allegedly stabbed a fellow student earlier this month ...

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 ...

Harborfields High Softball Hosted Childhood Cancer Awareness Game  Huntington, NY Patch

Harborfields Softball Hosted Cancer Awareness Game - Huntington, NY - During its May 2 game against Hauppauge High School, the Harborfields varsity ...

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."

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 ...

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.

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.

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

Superintendent: The dead adult found in the rear of bleachers was neither a student nor a staff worker, and had no identification.

Long Island salutatorians 2019 - ND Feature Grid  Newsday

Meet Long Island's 2019 salutatorians, arranged in alphabetical order by school. To report errors, please call 631-843-4813. Also, see this year's valedictorians.

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 ...

Huntington High Welcomes 2 New Assistant Principals

Image via Huntington UFSD. Two new members were appointed to the Huntington High School administration at Tuesday night's Board meeting. Joseph DiTroia ...

Principal sings message to students in music video  Newsday

Huntington High School Principal Brenden Cusack uses song to thank school community for helping him as he recovers from a broken ankle.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

American Cancer Society Announces 2019 Relays For Life On Long Island  Long Island Weekly News

The American Cancer Society is proud to announce that thirteen community led Relay For Life events and four college campus events are planned across ...

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 ...

State rating of schools and districts  Newsday

Effort to measure student achievement and growth.

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.

Vigil To Honor Memory Of Whitman Teacher, Wrestling Coach  Huntington, NY Patch

Vigil To Honor Memory Of Whitman Teache - Huntington, NY - Members of the South Huntington community will honor the legacy of Vincent Altebrando on ...

From a bad morning at school to ICE detention  Newsday

One day in early 2017, F.E. overslept, missed his bus and arrived late at Brentwood High School, a series of mishaps to which he traces his later troubles.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Photos: Huntingtons Class of 2015 Graduates

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

How to not go broke paying for your kids' sports  Newsday

The payoff: The kids learn to win and lose, set goals and work as a team, parents say.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sentencing postponed for South Huntington teacher in student rape case  News 12 Long Island

Brian Dreher pleaded guilty in January to rape charges.

Cuomo: Troopers going to 10 LI schools to fight gangs  Newsday

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday that 10 state troopers will immediately be deployed to 10 of the “highest-risk” schools in Suffolk County to stop ...

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.

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 ...

Officials: Teacher accused of sex with student  Newsday

A South Huntington high school teacher is accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with one of his students, a 16-year-old girl, authorities said ...

High School Students Honored at Business Leadership Competition

Students from the Huntington area were recognized by local officials for winning a Young Professionals Chamber of Commerce competition. The event was a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Woman Fatally Struck By SUV In Huntington

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

Lloyd Harbor School Ranks Among Best in State

Huntington, NY - ranked the top 100 elementary schools in New York.

Habitat volunteer, veteran gets her own home  Newsday

A Long Island veteran who has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity for six years received the keys to a Habitat home of her own in Ronkonkoma on Monday, ...

These 25 public high schools are the best for athletes in New York (report)

SYR. These public high schools are ranked the best for sports in New York. A web site that grades public high schools has used its data to rank the 2018 Best ...

Got Potholes? How to Report A Pothole In Town Of Huntington  Huntington, NY Patch

In the wake of the brutal winter weather in the region, tire-hungry potholes are proliferating and pockmarking roadways as quickly as crews repair them.

Obituary: Jacklyn Henderson, 27, Oyster Bay High School Graduate

Jacklyn Michele Henderson, 27, of Aptos, Calif., died tragically on Friday, July 14, 2017. She was a graduate of Oyster Bay High School, a biology teacher and ...

Arthur Bayley, Ex-Chief Of Huntington Manor FD, Dies At 88  Huntington, NY Patch

Obituary: Arthur Bayley, 88, of Huntington Station - Huntington, NY - Services will be held this week at Huntington Manor Fire Department headquarters.

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.

Long Islands Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum

Huntington, NY - Awards, scholarships, and prizes annouced!

Sophie Bushey | Obituaries |  Glens Falls Post-Star

June 23, 1926—July 3, 2019. SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Sophie Bushey slipped away peacefully in her sleep at her home on July 3, 2019 at the age of 93.

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