Village approves rezoning for AvalonBay complex; plan now moves forward to site review

Amityville Village passed a package of resolutions this week that pave the way for a 338-unit apartment and townhouse complex on the 7+acre parcel at 366 Broadway, the site of the former Brunswick Hospital. The plan is by developers AvalonBay Communities of Virginia. By unanimous votes, the board accepted a deter­mination that the project would have no significant impact on […]


A headline on a story about an upcoming hearing in Babylon Town for property located at 400 Oak St., Copiague, contained an incorrect date for the hearing in the headline. The meeting will take place Sat., Dec. 7, 8 a.m. in the Babylon Town Hall board room, 200 Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst. We apologize for the error.

Zachary Daubel achieves the rank of Eagle Scout

Zachary Daubel recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was recognized by S. C. Leg. and Presiding Officer DuWayne at Daubel’s Eagle Scout award ceremony, held Friday, Nov. 15 at the Copiague Middle School. Zachary is a member of Boy Scout Troop 284, based in Copiague. Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America scouting […]

Suffolk County Veterans Resource Guide released

S.C. Exec. Steve Bellone and Leg. Sarah Anker unveiled a comprehensive Suffolk County Veterans Resource Guide that will make it easier for veterans and their families to search for available benefits and opportunities that may otherwise be missed. The Veterans Resource Guide is an informational book that supplies contact information to military veterans and their caregivers. “We have an obligation […]

Jean-Pierre’s legislation to ID opioids on death certificates signed into law

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean- Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that legislation she authored requiring death certificates to specify the type of opioid that caused a fatal overdose was signed into law (Ch. 443 of 2019). “Opioid addiction and overdoses have devastated families on Long Is­land and across the state,” said Jean- Pierre. “Enough is enough. Now is the time to take substantive action […]

Simpson UMC celebrates 150th anniversary with dinner

Simpson United Methodist Church in Amityville celebrat­ed its 150th anniversary with a service at the church and a dinner at the Mason’s Lodge in Amityville. The event was attended by approximately 75 people, including clergy from many of the local churches, as well as by local political of­ficials, all of whom congratu­lated the church, its clergy and its parishioners on […]

Copiague Fire District elections Tues., Dec. 10

Registered voters in Copiague, Fire District head to the polls on Tues., Dec. 10 to elect fire commissioners. The following is in­formation on the can­didates and issues in those local races. Fire Commission­ers are volunteers and receive no compensation for their service, but are, like all fire department volunteers, eligible for fire pensions as established in each department. They are […]

Speak up against No Cash Bail measure


An editorial in last week’s edition outlined what we view as the dangerous and irrespon­sible change in New York State’s criminal justice system, called No Cash Bail. Under the new law, taking effect January 1, those charged with crimes—some very serious drug, assault, murder and sexual and child abuse crimes—will be permitted, following their arrest, to leave the police station […]


PUBLIC COMMENTARY: National Grid deal shows best and worst of Governor Cuomo

The saga over the National Grid moratorium on gas hookups illustrates both the best and worst of Governor Andrew Coumo. The fact that Cuomo was able to get the utility to back down from its moratorium, despite the long-term facts being on their side, is exhibit A that Cuomo is a master politician. He knows how to play the game […]