The Sierra Club's Long Island Chapter Endorses Councilman Mark Cuthbertson

The Sierra Club’s Long Island Group joins many local organizations and members of organized labor in endorsing Councilman MarkCuthbertson’s re-election to office. 

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“As a Town of Huntington Councilman for the past 19 years, I believe my record and accomplishments clearly represent the mission and goals of the Sierra Club and I am deeply honored to have the Long Island Group’s strong support for my re-election bid to the Huntington Town Board,” stated Councilman Mark Cuthbertson. “Throughout my 19-year tenure as a member of the Town Board, I have been a leader of environmental conservation efforts, green technology and open space preservation. I am wholeheartedly grateful for the Sierra Club Long Island's endorsement." 

In the Long Island Group’s September 19th letter, they highlighted Councilman Cuthbertson’s proventrack record of environmental issues and their confidence in his ability to deliver on initiatives that will protect Long Island’s fragile environment.

“The Sierra Club’s endorsement means a lot to our members in the Town of Huntington and to the general voting public. In addition to your past strong support for the environment and your proven track record on environmental issues, our endorsement is our confidence in your ability and determination to continue to fight for Long Island’senvironmental protections and initiatives,” stated Lauren Spielholz, Political Chair of the Sierra Club Long Island. “The Sierra Club wholeheartedly extends our support for your campaign to help elect you to public office.”

For moire information on the Sierra Club’s Long Island Group and their accomplishment, please visit:

http://www.lisierraclub.o

 

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Councilman Cuthbertson Joins the So. Huntington School District in Honoring Jim Kaden

The South Huntington School district recently honored former longtime president of the school board, James Kaden by renaming its administration building in his honor. 01-Kaden.jpg

“Jim Kaden has been a pillar in the South Huntington School District for 24 years and this dedication is a fitting tribute to his legacy,” stated Councilman Mark Cuthbertson. 

The James Kaden Administrative Office is located at 60 Weston Street in Huntington Station. 


CWA Local 1108 Endorses Councilman Mark Cuthbertson

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"A strong advocate for working women and men and all labor"

The Communications Workers of America {CWA) Local 1108 announced its endorsement of Councilman Mark Cuthbertson’s re-election in the November 7, 2017 general election.  The CWA Local 1108’s executive board unanimously voted to endorse Mark Cuthberson as Town Councilman in the Town of Huntington. 

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“I am honored and humbled to receive the endorsement of Communications Workers of America - CWA Local 1108. I appreciate all of the hard work that the women and men of Local 1108 provide and I am thankful for their support,” stated Councilman Mark Cuthbertson. 

CWA Local 1108 stated that Councilman Cuthbertson will be a strong advocate for working women and men and all labor.

“We feel that you will be a strong advocate for the membership of CWA 1108. We feel that you have shown a great concern for the difficulties and challenges that working women and men face everyday and have stood up for their betterment in your time on the town council,” said Don Dunn, president of CWA Local 1108.  “We feel that we will be able to develop a good working relationship with you and it will be good to have another friend to CWA and all of labor in the Town of Huntington.” 

Founded in 1938, the Communications Workers of America represents 700,000 hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.  For more information, please visit: www.cwa-union.org 


Councilman Cuthbertson attends Gov. Cuomo conference announcing Shellfish Restoration Project

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On Wednesday, September 6, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson attended Governor Andrew Cuomo's press conference where he announced a new project that will help protect Long Island's water quality. The project is part of a $10.4 Million dollar investment and will include a five-point restoration plan for ALL of Long Island in partnership Cornell Cooperative Extension and SUNY Stony Brook. 

"We were elated to hear Gov. Cuomo's announcement about this environmentally sensitive project - the first of its kind in the United States," stated Councilman Mark Cuthbertson. 

This has been a work in progress. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Town of Huntington partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension and FEMA to repair the FLUPSY (Floating Upweller System) in Huntington Harbor that had suffered severe damage during the storm.

"Gov. Cuomo’s announcement further illustrates the commitment our state and local governments have in developing the proper infrastructure to improve our water quality," added Cuthbertson. 

 


Huntington Joins 5th Annual "Car FREE Day Long Island"

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Town of Huntington Joins “Car Free Day Long Island”

“The Town of Huntington is proud to be joining municipalities across Long Island in the 5th Annual “Car Free Day Long Island” event on September 22, 2017,” stated Councilman Mark Cuthbertson. “The event encourages Town employees and residents alike across L.I. to chose an alternative mode of travel instead of their car.”

For more info, or to pledge to go “Car Free”, please visit: 

http://www.carfreedayli.com/


Councilman Cuthbertson Receives the Endorsement from CSEA Local 1000

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Councilman Mark Cuthbertson received the endorsement of CSEA Local1000 AFSCME, AFL-CIO.

“I am incredibly honored to receive the endorsement of CSEA Local 1000 AFSCME, AFL-CIO. 

My sincere thanks to Nicholas LaMorte, President of CSEA Long Island and John Shepherd,  PAC Chairman of CSEA Long island and all of their hardworking members in the Town of Huntington,” stated Councilman Mark Cuthbertson. 

In the CSEA Local 1000’s August 31, 2017 letter, they acknowledged Councilman Cuthbertson’s interests affecting public service employees and his commitment to addressing the needs of all hard working men and women in the Town of Huntington.  

“It is a pleasure to inform you that CSEA’s Regional Political Action Committee (PAC) has endorsed your candidacy for Huntington Town Councilmember as recommended by CSEA Local 852. 

This endorsement acknowledges your interests in the issues affecting public service employees and your commitment to addressing the needs of all hard working men and women in the Town of Huntington. 

As such, our endorsement of your candidacy will be made known to our CSEA membership that resides within Huntington Town. We also stand ready to assist your campaign in other ways.”

 

Sincerely,

 

Nicholas J. LaMorte                John C. Shepherd

President,                                 PAC Chairman 

CSEA Long Island Region           CSEA Long Island Region


Councilman Cuthbertson Kicks Off NY Rangers "Hockey Helps 24 Hour Marathon" on September 2nd

On Saturday, September 2nd, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson had the honor in helping to kickoff the annual “Hockey Helps 24-Hour Marathon” hosted by the New York Rangers Ice Hockey Organization.  NY_Rangers_Hockey_Helps_2017.jpg

Councilman Cuthbertson was joined by NY Rangers great, Adam Graves, along with Huntington’s Paralympic gold medal winner, Mikey Brannigan and his father, Kevin at the Dix Hills Ice Rink.

"Thanks to the efforts of the NY Rangers Ice Hockey Organization and all of the players and teams that participated, the marathon raised more than $400,000 with all proceeds benefiting the Northshore Holiday House," stated Councilman Mark Cuthbertson. 

The Northshore Holiday House is a local charitable organization that provides free summer camps to more than 200 children each summer.

For more info on the Northshore Holiday House, please visit: 
http://www.nshh.org/about_us


Council Members Cuthbertson and Edwards Support Asharoken Seawall Restoration Project

Asharoken, NY, - Town Council Members Mark Cuthbertson and Tracey Edwards recently attended a meeting held by Asharoken Mayor Greg Letica and Rep. Tom Suozzi to discuss the short term and long term solutions in repairing or replacing the eroding 932 foot seawall. This northern section of Asharoken Avenue that runs along the shores of the Long Island Sound is susceptible to coastal storms and is the only way in or out for the more than 700 families who call Eaton’s Neck home. During coastal storms or emergencies, Asharoken Avenue becomes a lifeline for not only the residents, but for first responders as well.

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"Councilwoman Edwards and I look forward to working with Mayor Letica, Rep. Suozzi, the U. S. Army Corp. of Engineers and all levels of Government to develop a successful solution in fortifying the seawall for the many, many years to come," stated Councilman Mark Cuthbertson. 

 


Councilman Cuthbertson Working to Relieve Parking Pressure

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At the July 11th Town Board Meeting, The Huntington Town Board approved a Phase Two feasibility study towards the construction of a 528-space parking structure in Huntington Village.  The Board approved to extend the contract with Level G Associates of Old Bethpage, who also performed the Phase One feasibility study.  

Phase One of the study consisted of Level G studying the economic and physical feasibility of the parking deck, which would reside between New Street and Green Street in Huntington Village.

In Phase Two, Level G plans to reaffirm their preliminary conclusions by finalizing earlier estimates and projections while also including construction, financial, and revenue plans for the structure.  The final report will be submitted to key stakeholders involved in the project funding.  The $12,700 cost of Phase Two will be partially funded by the Town’s Economic Development Corporation.

 


Councilman Cuthbertson Holds Press Conference on Melissa Tavern’s New License Application

The owners of Melissa Tavern appeared before the New York State Liquor Authority [SLA] on June 8, 2017 seeking the Liquor Authority’s approval to have its forfeited liquor license reinstated.

Noting the longstanding history of violence at this location, the NY State Liquor Authority not only denied Melissa’s application during the June 8 proceeding, but they also went one step further by stating that they will not approve any license to serve at this location for at least the next three years.

“Following Melissa Tavern’s voluntary forfeiture of its liquor license last year amid numerous health and safety violations, the owners of the Huntington Station tavern recently sought to have their new application to serve approved,” stated Councilman Mark Cuthbertson. “For far too long, this establishment has been a detriment to the quality of life for Huntington Station, and I am pleased with the NY SLA’s ruling to keep this troubled location dry through the year 2020,” added Cuthbertson.

Melissa’s rap sheet speaks for itself. According to the Suffolk County Police Department, over the past five years, 127 separately reported incidents have been recorded at this establishment – including homicide, assault, robbery and menacing.

“I would like to thank the Chairman of the New York State Liquor Authority, Vincent Bradley, Commissioner Greeley Ford and fellow Board Members for their consideration and support on this matter,” added Cuthbertson.

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Councilman Mark Cuthbertson held a press conference adjacent to Melissa Tavern in Huntington Station on November 3rd, 2016 urging New York State Liquor Authority to revoke Melissa Tavern’s liquor license at the SLA’s November 4, 2016 court proceedings. Councilman Cuthbertson is pictured with Suffolk County Legislator William “Doc” Spencer and local business owners and concerned residents at the November 3rd press conference.