Town of Huntington's Youth Court Class of 2017

With their right hands raised, I recently had the honor and privilege in administering the oath of office to the Town of Huntington’s Youth Court Class of 2017 – now celebrating its Seventeenth Year!



3 on 3 Basketball Tournament February 22-23, 2017

ATTN: Basketball Players

The Town of Huntington will be holding a 3 on 3 basketball tournament for children in grades 5 – 8. 

The tournament will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd for grades 5 and 6 and on Thursday, February 23rd for grades 7 and 8. 

Players coach themselves and call their own game under adult supervision. The cost is $78 per a team. Each player receives a t-shirt. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. 

Registration is currently underway…

Please visit the Parks and Recreation Department at Huntington Town Hall - Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM – 4 PM. 

Or you can register at the the Dix Hills Ice Rink — Monday through Thursday from 8 AM – 8 PM and Friday through Sunday from 10 AM – 5 PM. 

To register online, please visit: 

For more info, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at 631-351-3089 or visit:



Huntington Completes Bioswale at Centerport Beach

If you have visited Centerport Beach recently, you might have noticed a newly landscaped addition to the parking lot. Not only is this vegetative area pleasing to the eye, it will help to beautify our bays and coastlines by filtering stormwater runoff.

This rainwater garden, known as a bioswale, will filter stormwater pollutants, help in the fight against toxic algae blooms and protect public health.

For more information on this echo-friendly project, please visit:



2016 Tulip Festival Photo Contest Winners Recognized

Huntington, NY – The Huntington Town Board, and Astoria Bank, which is the Chief Sponsor of the Huntington Tulip Festival, recognized the winners of the 2016 Tulip Festival Photo Contest at the January 10, 2017 town board meeting. First place and a $150 award check went to Richard Dolce of New York City for his photo, "Orange Flame." Second place and the $100 prize was awarded to Suzanne Abruzzo of Bayside for "Lean on Me" and third place and the $50 prize went to Charleen Turner of Huntington for "Our Swan Family." An Honorable Mention with a $25 prize went to Bob Savage of Port Jefferson Station for “Untitled” and to Gary Moss of Huntington for “Tulips and a Great Old Tree.” 

The Huntington Tulip Festival is a FREE, family-oriented festival featuring thousands of tulips, booths with activities for children and live entertainment sponsored by the Town of Huntington and Chief Sponsor, Astoria Bank. This year's festival will take place on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Huntington's Heckscher Park.

The 2017 tulip festival photo contest is open to any photographer, amateur or professional. All entries must be un-mounted, 8" X 10" photographic color prints. A maximum of two entries per photographer will be accepted. To be eligible, all entries must be postmarked or received by July 31, 2017. Additional information and entry forms can be obtained by calling (631) 351-3099 or by going to the Town of Huntington's website at  Click on the “Parks and Recreation” tab, then “Cultural Affairs” and then click “Tulip Festival” and “Tulip Festival Photo Contest” for the 2017 Photo Contest Entry Form.


Photo (back row, left to right) - Councilwoman Tracey Edwards, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, Supervisor Frank P. Petrone, Councilwoman Susan Berland, and Councilman Eugene Cook.  (Front row, left to right)  - Bushra Dano, Park Avenue Branch Manager and Banking Division VP, Astoria Bank and Photo Contest 3rd Place Winner Charleen Turner


Vision Long Island's 15th Annual Smartgrowth Summit


Had a great time speaking at Vision Long Island’s 15th Annual Smart Growth Summit held earlier last month at the Crest Hollow Country Club. 

We had a great discussion and covered a lot of ground. My thanks to Vision Long Island’s director, Eric Alexander and fellow Board Members for the invitation and opportunity to participate in the program.


Polar Bear Plunge - January 1, 2017

It was an unseasonably warm, but great day at Steers Beach in Northport on January 1, 2017 for a Polar Bear Plunge. The New Year’s Day swim was sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 410 & the Northport Fire Department – benefitting the Northport Food Pantry. 

Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and safe 2017!

Town Schedules Hearing on Transient Short Term Rentals


I was recently interviewed by Carolyn Gusoff of Channel 2 News regarding my proposal to ban accessory apartment rentals of less than 30 days as a response to complaints about the proliferation of AirBNB-like operations. A public hearing is scheduled for 7pm on Tuesday, January 10 at Huntington Town Hall on the proposal.

For more info, please visit:


Town's Curbside Pickup for Holiday Week

I would like to remind Huntington residents about this week’s changes to the Town’s curbside pickup schedule for the Christmas Week holiday:

There is no change in the residential trash collection schedule due to the holiday.

Evening curbside commercial trash collection in Huntington village and Huntington Station will begin at 4:00pm on Saturday, December 24, 2016.

The Recycling Center will be open on Friday, December 23rd from 8:00am to 4:00pm and will be closed on Saturday.


The 2017 Trash Pickup & Recycling Calendar has been mailed. 
Residents should receive their calendars before the New Year. 
The calendar is also available on the Town’s website:

For those who would like to “go green” can opt-out of the annual mailing in favor for an electronic “paperless” copy by clicking here:


Ribbon Cutting at Law Office of David M. Sperling

Councilman Mark Cuthbertson recently helped to welcome Long Island immigration attorney, David M. Sperling to his new and permanent office in Huntington Station with a celebratory “Grand Opening” ribbon cutting. The firm specializes in immigration law, but also handles criminal matters, family court, uncontested divorces, real estate and personal injury.

“The Law Office of David M. Sperling has been providing excellent legal services to the Huntington Community for over 20 years, and now that it makes 1389 New York Avenue its permanent home, we know they will be providing incredible service to our community for many more years to come,” stated Councilman Mark Cuthbertson.

The new office is located at 1389 New York Avenue in Huntington Station.


Councilman Mark Cuthbertson [3rd from left] is pictured with Evelyn Henriquez, Huntington Office Administrator, Lia Suntoso, Esq., David M. Sperling. Esq., Bishop Abelardo Batista, Eduardo Villacorta, Esq. and Michael Nappo, Esq.


Christmas Tree and Candle Safety Information

Here are some important safety tips to be mindful of this holiday season.

Christmas Tree & Candle Safety: