In a settlement that could have profound impact on nearby Northport, the Long Island Power Authority (“LIPA”) a state agency, reached a tentative deal with Nassau County over the tax assessment of LIPA’s Glenwood Landing and Island Park power plants. The tentative deal calls for a 50% reduction in the taxes LIPA pays for school, town and county property taxes, with the reduction to be phased-in over seven years, from 2021 to 2028. That tax reduction for LIPA likely means a ta
Honey bee populations have been suffering across the nation. So, it is difficult to find fresh honey from bees that have been kept in healthy local hives. Glen Cove Bee-keeper Domenico “Dom” Grella, brings his love for bees from the “old country” in Italy.
Grella is a member of the Long Island Bee Club, and still has family in Italy, who care for bees as well. Mr. Grella has a collection of bee hives that he maintains in his backyard on the Locust Valley-Glen Cove border. Be
On a cold Sunday night in November, one would hardly expect local restaurants to be filled with patrons. However, not even the plummeting temperatures could keep the locals away from dining at The Brass Rail.
Upon arriving, we were promptly seated and attended to by our waitress. The sangria was absolutely delicious. This was definitely not your watered-down cocktail. The blackberries and apples helped to enhance the flavor and give it a sweetness, which I was quite fond o
On Wednesday, November 13th, at 3:18 PM in Bayville, the Bayville Fire Department responded to a house fire at 128 Bayville Avenue. The Bayville Fire Department extinguished the flames with the help of five other fire departments. Upon investigation, the body of Frederick Derenthal III was found deceased within the home. No further injuries due to fire were reported. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. Homicide Squad, Second Squad, Arson Bomb Squad and Nassau
George Letellier, 56 of Huntington Station was arrested Thursday for stalking a 14-year-old girl. Suffolk County police said he stalked the teen several times from mid October through early November. He followed her in his gray Jeep Wrangler, making inappropriate remarks to her. He is accused of invading her personal space and blocked her ability to move away from him. During the fourth interaction the teenager was able to get his license plate which she brought to the poli
The vote for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, by the Democrat-majority House of Representatives, hearkens back to America's first presidential impeachment, in even more polarized times. In 1865, Vice President Andrew Johnson became President following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The two were elected together in 1864 on a “Union Party” ticket - Lincoln as the first Republican President, and Johnson, a pro-Union Tennessee Democrat, who served as
A massive house fire in Bayville killed an elderly woman and left her husband critically injured on Monday. The fire started around 2:00 PM at Bayville Park Boulevard, at the corner of Ash Court, in Bayville. The elderly couple, were confined to “wheelchairs and walkers” according to police. There were wheelchair ramps at the entrances to the house. After the fire began, a badly-burned the man escaped the house and was calling for help. A neighbor, Kevin Moore, responded with
Two young up and coming comedians have been producing a monthly comedy show which is open to the public, in the town of Huntington. Christian Hahn, 24 of Dix Hills and Mike Nicolia, 26 of West Islip host and produce this refreshing event on the first Monday of every month - and have been doing so for at least 5 months. The comedy show takes place in Crabtrees, on New York & Main in Huntington, just across from Little Vincent’s Pizzeria. According to Hahn, Crabtrees is “a ston
Boat parades are a time-honored tradition in communities across the country. In 2010, the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society decided it was time for Huntington to have its own. There are many area residents who don’t have the opportunity to get on a boat and experience water activities first hand, so the parade is a great way to “bring the light to the shore” while raising public awareness about the ongoing preservation efforts at the Lighthouse. On Saturday November
The traditional Huntington Christmas / Thanksgiving Boat Parade has been moved up this year to Saturday, November 9th at 6:00 PM. The parade features local boats festooned with Christmas lights, Reindeer displays and sometimes even an early visit by Santa Claus. The 2019 theme will be ‘Rock and Roll Fantasy’. The Huntington Harbour Boat Parade is sponsored by the non-profit Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Commitee, which hosts an annual “Cruise of Lights” fundraiser on Decemb