With the boating season of 2015 almost upon us, the Town of Huntington will be hosting a “FREE” one-day eight-hour New York State Boaters Safety Course at Huntington Town Hall – located at 100 Main Street in Huntington. The boating safety course will take place on Saturday, May 16th from 8:00am to 5:00pm. To register, or for additional information, please call: 631-351-3256.
This course is in support of the Greater Huntington Council of Yacht & Boating Clubs’ Third Annual Huntington Safe Boating Week Festival kicking off on Sunday, May 17th at Mill Dam Park in Halesite with a Nautical Flea Market. Those attending will learn the fundamentals of safe boating such as safe loading & operation, navigation rules, getting underway and accidents & emergencies and much more.
Mark your calendars and get ready to pack up the family, blanket, lawn chairs and picnic supper and enjoy the following movie line- up. All movies are rated PG:
Monday, June 29th - "Paddington"at Heckscher Park (Prime Avenue, Huntington)
Thursday, July 9th - "Raiders of the Lost Ark at Crab Meadow Beach *Drive in* (Waterside Avenue, Northport)
Thursday, July 23rd - "Big Hero 6" at Crab Meadow Beach *Drive in* (Waterside Avenue, Northport)
Monday, August 17th - Vote for your favorite movie at Peter Nelson Park (Oakwood Road, Huntington)
Vote for one of the three movies listed: "Cinderella" (2015 version,) "Frozen" or "Maleficent"
Movies are no charge and begin at darkness. In the event of inclement weather, performances will be held indoors at 7:30 pm at Elwood Middle School (478 Elwood Rd., Elwood, NY)
For additional information call 631-351-3112 or visit the town's website at http://HuntingtonNY.gov
The Green Showcase at the Family Earth Day Expo will offer multiple demonstrations including renewable energy, composting, organic gardening and fun activities for the kids along with giveaways. Children can climb aboard a fire truck, police car, ambulance, or garbage truck, they can create a flower pot out of newspaper and then plant a flower, and they can observe live marine life in a touch tank.
Trader Joe's of Commack will provide the first 200 residents to trade in a plastic grocery bag with a free eco-friendly tote bag! So bring a plastic bag for recycling to the Family Earth Day Expo on Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
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.
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.
Open to Huntington Township students in grades 3-8. In celebration of the 15th Annual Tulip Festival, intermediate and middle school students are once again invited to enter the Annual Tulip Festival Art Contest. Sponsored by Astoria Bank.
• Submissions MUST be postmarked or delivered by Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
• Open to Huntington Township Art Teachers and art students.
• Registrations must be handled via school Art Teachers.
• Submissions must be two-dimensional.
• Each teacher can submit up to three works of art (per grade level.)
• Teachers cannot exceed nine works for all grades.
To Register online, please visit: http://goo.gl/9wTxEE
For questions, please contact
Peggy Low of the Huntington Arts Council,
at: 631-271-8423 x 14
HART operates a special paratransit program that provides basic mobility within the Town of Huntington for persons who are prevented by disability from using HART’s regularly-scheduled, fixed-route transit buses, and non-driving senior citizen (60+) Town of Huntington residents who do not have access to transit services.
HART’s paratransit program is operated in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is a shared-ride, advance-request, generally curb-to-curb transportation program that is available only to eligible persons and their traveling companions. Origin-to-destination service will be provided upon request to ADA Paratransit Eligible customers, based on need. Prior enrollment is required. Please call HART bus at 631-427-8287 for more information.
Huntington Area Rapid Transit (HART), the only Town-operated bus system on Long Island, is putting 15 new vehicles into service, providing easier access for passengers and fuel savings. The newest members of the HART fleet include seven 20-passenger Spirit of Mobility buses manufactured by ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, an Indiana-based company, and eight paratransit buses from Shepard Brothers in upstate Canandaigua. The clean-diesel ARBOC buses will be used on fixed routes and will provide easier maneuverability, greater fuel efficiency and easier passenger access than the 29-passenger vehicles they are replacing. The eight clean-diesel paratransit buses are consistent with existing vehicles and will replace ones that, like the fixed route vehicles being taken out of service, are beyond their useful life.
HART also has three hybrid fixed-route buses, which will remain in use. The new fixed-route buses cost $175,500 each and the smaller paratransit buses cost $53,368 each. Eighty percent of the cost comes from federal mass transit funding. The Town and New York State each assume 10 percent of the cost. The first of the vehicles went into service and will be joined by the others shortly.