"Touch a Truck" will be a unique opportunity for kids and adults alike to climb aboard, touch and learn about the functionality and safety aspects of the different trucks displayed at the 2015 Family Earth Day Expo. This fun, family friendly event will take place on Saturday, April 25th from 9am to 1 pm at Huntington Town Hall (100 Main Street, Huntington.) Some of the trucks that the Town plans to have available include a fire truck, rescue vehicle, dump truck, street cleaner and of course, a garbage truck.
I joined County Executive Steve Bellone to present a proclamation to honor the first responders from the Huntington Community First Aid Squad for their speedy response in caring for and stabilizing Police Officer Mark Collins, who was shot the evening of March 11, 2015. Paramedic Chris Evers and First Deputy Chief Dominick Heavey recounted the efforts of the HCFAS first responders in assessing Police Officer Mark Collins’ injuries and keeping him stable for transport to Level 1 trauma center at Stony Brook Medical Center. Police Commissioner Ed Webber thanked the HCFAS members for their swift medical actions that night, and Edward Brady, Commanding Officer from the 2nd Precinct, read a letter from Police Officer Mark Collins extending his sincere gratitude and thanking all of the HCFAS volunteers for their service.
photo (left to right): Councilwoman Susan A. Berland, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Councilman Mark Cuthbertson
The Family Earth Day Expo will take place on Saturday, April 25 at Huntington Town Hall from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Boaters can dispose of shrink-wrap either onsite at the event or anytime through Memorial Day weekend at the Town’s Recycling Center located at 641 New York Avenue.
Looking for a job in the Healthcare field? The Huntington Opportunity Resource Center (HORC) along with the Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs invites you to attend an onsite healthcare recruitment event. The event will take place on Thursday, April 16th from 10 am to 1 pm at the Huntington Opportunity Resource Center at 1264 New York Avenue, Huntington Station, NY 11746. For more information, call 631-385-2305.
Joining us again this year at the Family Earth Day Expo on Saturday April 25th will be Safety Shred. They are one of largest leaders in the on-site document destruction and identity theft prevention giants on Long Island. Bring your old unwanted outdated documents for on-site disposal. (Please note there will be a three banker-box size limit per person.)
Spaces on the fourth level of the South Parking Garage at the Huntington train station, closed earlier this year as part an emergency repair project on the fifth level, are scheduled to reopen Wednesday, April 8.
The 116 fourth level stalls were closed as a safety precaution because they were situated directly beneath the fifth-level work, which included removing parking deck concrete in certain areas, repairing some post-tensioned cables and installing a new, epoxy-coated welded wire steel fabric for reinforcement. The project has reached a stage where the remaining work no longer presents a potential falling debris hazard to persons and vehicles on the fourth level, allowing for the spaces to reopen.
The 112 fifth-level stalls will remain closed during the required 20-day concrete curing period prior to caulking. They are now scheduled to reopen on April 20.
Family Earth Day Expo - Saturday, April 25th
The Town of Huntington will be celebrating Earth Day 2015 by once again hosting the FAMILY EARTH DAY EXPO. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 25th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Town Hall Parking Lot at 100 Main St., Huntington. (Rain or Shine.) Join us at this fun-filled event and learn simple ways in which to protect our precious environment.
Special thanks to this year's Co-sponsors:
Covanta, Safety Shred and Trader Joe's!
Here are few things we have in store for April 25:
* Paper Shredding
* Boat Wrap Recycling
* The Green Showcase
And new to the EXPO this year:
Medicine Disposal drop-off!
For more info, call 351-3171 or visit:
Starting in 2015, state law bans some type of electronic waste – televisions, computers, computer monitors and peripherals, printers, VCR’s, games, etc. – from being recycled with regular garbage. It must be recycled.
Here’s what you have to do:
- Call 631-351-3239 to make an appointment for a curbside pick up
- Bring the e-waste to the Town recycling center at 641 New York Avenue, Huntington
- Bring the equipment to a participating electronics retailer
As part of the Daly Road/Hauppauge Road sidewalk and traffic calming project, the slip ramp that currently allows southbound traffic to continue on Daly Road at the intersection with Larkfield and Hauppauge Roads will be closed, permanently, beginning tomorrow, March 31.
Southbound traffic wanting to continue on Daly will have to make a right turn at the intersection. The project will include construction of a dedicated right turn lane at the intersection.
The project also includes three new traffic signals on Daly Road at the Blacksmith Lane, Wicks Road and Willoughby Path intersections; these signals will be configured as “rest in red” function to control traffic speed. They are in the process of being installed.
The plans also include installing a sidewalk on the north side of Hauppauge Road.
The goal of the project is to calm traffic on Daly Road and improve pedestrian safety on Hauppauge Road. The funding for the project comes from a $700,000 state grant.
All photographers are welcome to submit photos for the Annual Tulip Festival Photo Contest sponsored by the Town of Huntington and Astoria Bank. For the 2014 Tulip Festival Photo Contest, first place and a $150 award check went to Steven Selles of Huntington for his photo, "Springtime at Heckscher." Second place and the $100 prize was awarded to Robert Guido of Huntington for "Reflections" and third place and the $50 prize was awarded to Jovanna Hopkins of Dix Hills for "Mia with Tulips." Two honorable mentions with a $25 prize were awarded to Ruth Semon Fahlbusch of Huntington for “Full Bloom” and to Ross McTyre of Commack for “Three Little Lilies.”
photo: Steven Selles -"Springtime at Heckscher"Read more