The over-development of apartment blocks and multi-family housing on the North Shore - often in the least rational locations - has already clogged our roads with too much traffic, and overloaded our infrastructure. It seems like some developers want to turn our neighborhoods into Queens, rather than protect our green, leafy neighborhoods. There is a time and place for apartments and condominiums: Urban planners always urge that multi-family housing should be located close to
By Nolan Cleary The newly renovated and expanded LIRR Huntington South Parking Lot was opened Wednesday, April 13th with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We are proud to deliver on this long-awaited renovation in the first few months of our administration," stated Huntington Supervisor ed Smyth. "But the best is yet to come !”
The project added 29 new parking spots, bringing the lot to 253 spaces; a new accessible sidewalk on east side of Fairground Avenue; drainage improvements
By Maureen Daly The North Shore School District has named Dr. Christopher Zublionis - known as "Doctor Z" in school - as its new Superintendent of Schools. North Shore has a total of 2,567 students in grades K through 12, and is consistently rated as one of Long Island’s top school districts. The school district has a four year graduation rate of 96 percent. The district includes Sea Cliff, Glen Head, Glenwood Landing, Roslyn Harbor, and the Brookvilles. Zublionis earned his
by Priya Persaud
Huntington Supervisor Ed Smyth has proposed changes to the town code to prevent downtown commercial space from being converted into high-density apartments.
The Town Board will hold a public hearing on May 10th, to discuss the measures to limit the expansion of multi-story apartment building development and to mediate its impacts on downtown parking congestion.
The impetus for the rule change came from a pending application by the owners of the former "
By Chris O'Neill Star recording artist and Centre Island resident Billy Joel has settled a lawsuit with a contractor company that sued Joel after they were fired by him. The company, Berry Hill Development Corporation of Woodbury, owned by Paul Laruccia, was hired in Sept 2018 to renovate the Piano Man’s home, located on 29 acres of waterfront property in Centre Island. The renovation was to cost $1.9 million but that amount rose to $7.5 million after additional work was prop
By Rupert Deedes Edward Walczak, former portfolio manager for the Huntington, N.Y.-based Catalyst Capital Advisors, was found guilty of perpetrating an investment fraud that lost investors over $700 million. The U.S. District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin found Walczak liable for engaging in fraudulent and deceitful conduct toward investors, potential investors, and investment advisors. The 5-day trial was the result of action brought by the US Commodity Futures
By Mark Demetropoulos The Biden administration is looking to impose a new “Wealth Tax” as part its American Families Tax Plan, that seeks to tax unrealized gains and asset appreciation. It's a dangerous proposal - but thankfully it is unconstitutional. For a Wealth Tax to pass Constitutional muster, it must properly be “apportioned” in accordance with the Sixteenth Amendment, unless it is a clear tax on income. According to the US Constitution, Section 2, Article 1, “direct
Obituary Barbara Regina Demetropoulos – was born on Long Island on August 23, 1943, and recently passed away due to her battle with brain cancer, on March 23, 2022. Barbara was a woman of great faith. She was very active at her church – the Roman Catholic Church of Lake Worth, Florida - where she volunteered in the church office and was a Eucharistic Minister as well. Barbara was a loving wife for 48 years to Alex Demetropoulos (her husband who passed away in 2012) as well a
by Maggie Parker Bright colored sari gowns, a classical Indian dancer, bright colored powder daubed on faces, Indian sweets and flowered garlands for everyone festooned Huntington Town Hall, as Supervisor Ed Smyth and Town Attorney Deborah Misir welcomed the north shore's Indian community for the celebration of Holi. “We join Huntington’s Indian-American community and all who observe this annual celebration of colors, with the hope, optimism and unity perfectly reflected duri
By Nolan Cleary Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino has announced a Spring Festival located on Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury. The event, being held Saturday, April 23rd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park is free and open to all Oyster residents and families. Activities include a petting zoo, photo opts games, and refreshments. Food trucks will also be in site as well. “This free event is one of the most popular in our Town," stated Saladino. "It is