September 27, 2016 - Pickleball anyone? To meet the increasing demand for this hybrid sport, I joined my fellow Board Members to officially open the Town’s first dedicated pickleball courts at Whitman Park in Melville.
Today, many seniors are switching from tennis to pickleball, which offers the same social and competitive aspects of the game, but is played on a smaller court using wooden racquets and a plastic whiffle ball. Typically, the game is setup with two players on either side playing doubles and the rules are a cross between tennis and ping pong.
Whitman Park is located off New York Avenue in Melivlle– just north of the Northern State Parkway overpass. For more info, please visit: http://www.huntingtonny.gov/news/?FeedID=2074
9/29/16 - The Town of Huntington and the Citizens Campaign for the Environment are hosting a community forum on Thursday, September 29th from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Huntington Town Board Room at which attendees can learn how we can protect our harbors, bays and estuaries using green infrastructure. As part of the forum, the Town will present details of the new, major, innovative project for Centerport Beach that will utilize bio-swales, rain gardens, and permeable pavement to protect the harbor and Long Island Sound.
Rainwater and snowmelt flow across roads, parking lots, rooftops, and other impervious surfaces and pick up harmful pollutants; such as heavy metals, oil, pesticides, and sediment, that ultimately end up in our beaches and bays. Polluted runoff is one of the leading causes of pollution to our waters. Green infrastructure is a network of decentralized stormwater management practices, such as rain gardens, green roofs, trees, and permeable pavement, which can capture and infiltrate rain where it falls.
The event is free and open to the public
The Town of Huntington is proud to support “Car Free Day Long Island” on Thursday, September 22nd.
Car Free Day L.I. helps to encourage Long Islanders to take a non-motorized mode of transport for the work day commute. If a non-motorized means poses a challenge, there are other ways to help reduce carbon emissions such as utilizing mass transit or taking carpools with friends and co-workers.
For more info, or to pledge and go “Car Free,” please visit:
The Kiwanis Club of Huntington is holding their 7th Annual
Field of Honor display on the front lawn of Huntington Town Hall.
This beautiful display of patriotism honors and recognizes past and present veterans, whose service to this great country can never be repaid.
To purchase a flag in honor of our bravest,
please call: 631-991-2001 or buy online:
All dedicated flags will be on display through December 4th, 2016.
There will be a Flag Return Reception on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Honu Restaurant – located at
363 New York Avenue from 6:30pm – 8pm.
For more info, visit:
An annual tradition for the Village of Northport, the Great Cow Harbor Day Weekend kicks off this Saturday morning, September 17 with a 10k race as well as a 2k Fun Run/Walk. There is a concert in the park on Saturday evening, and a parade at noon on Sunday, September 18th. Main Street is closed to traffic for the afternoon, as stores put out their wares, vendors sell arts and crafts items, and there are various carnival rides and activities for the whole family.
Looking for something fun to do this weekend?
The East Northport Festival will kick off on Friday, September 9th
at John Walsh Park.
(Corner of Larkfield Rd and Pulaski Rd.)
There will be FREE Admission, great music, food, rides and fun for the whole family.
Saturday: 11am to 11pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
For discount RIDE tickets, or for more info, visit:
Under blue skies and with beautiful panoramic views of the Long Island Sound, over twenty junior golfers took to the fairways of the Crab Meadow Golf Course in Northport yesterday to compete in the Lenney Peters Jr. Golf Tournament.
This popular event was founded and first held in 1967 by Crab Meadow’s first golf professional, Lenney Peters. Lenney was a true champion of the game and a fierce advocate of promoting youth golf.
This event truly honors Lenney’s legacy and spirit and my congratulations to all of this year’s winners.
A reminder to boaters: on September 3,2016, there will be a 5 mph speed limit in the area around the Huntington Lighthouse because of its annual music festival. . In addition, the Huntington Town harbormaster, working with the Suffolk County Police Department, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Lloyd Harbor Village harbormaster, will again step up patrols in the area of the festival, which attracts more than 1,000 boats carrying over 12,000 attendees who come from as far away as Rhode Island and New Jersey.
The Town will have rapid rescue recovery units available, if necessary, and work in coordination with local fire departments on rescues. As has been done in the past, law enforcement boats will be strategically located throughout the area to help ensure an orderly dispersal after the event and to optimize the response time for boats in need of assistance.
Among the agencies that have committed resources to assist in enforcement and rescue operations are the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Eatons Neck, the Suffolk County and Northport Village Police Departments, the Lloyd Harbor Village harbormaster and the Centerport, Cold Spring Harbor, Halesite, Huntington and Northport Fire Departments and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
A map showing the area affected by the speed restriction can be downloaded.
I recently passed a new law that is aimed at curbing animal abuse.
A study by the Centers for Disease Control found that chained and tethered dogs are 2.8 times more likely to bite and the long term effects of tethering can severely damage a dog’s physical and psychological well-being.
Under my new law, it prohibits the tethering, leashing, fastening, securing, restraining, chaining or tying of a dog to a stationary object for more than two continuous hours in any 12-hour period.
The law also requires that the restraint be at least 10-feet for a running able trolley and 15 feet for a tether to a stationary object – long enough to give the dog continuous access to food, water and shelter. In addition, the stationary tether, leash or chain should not weigh more than 1/8th of the dog’s total body weight, nor exceed 10 pounds.
My anti-tethering legislation is designed to better protect the health, welfare and safety of Huntington residents and their animals.
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