Garbarino wins Republican Primary; Gordon ahead on Democratic line

UPDATE: Since publication of this story, Democrat Jacqueline Gordon has been declared the winner in the primary and will be on the ballot in November   NYS Assemblyman Michael LiPetri conceded late on Thursday last week after mounting a vigorous campaign against Andrew Garbarino for the Republican nomination in the 2nd Congressional District. The seat is currently held by Congressman […]

Community donates masks and lunch to Dominican Village

Dominican Village of Amityville was the grateful recipient of mask donations from a number of local organizations. Dominican Village’s Case Manager Supervisor Heather Mahlstedt and Community Relations Coordinator Meredith Kelly happily accepted handmade mask donations from Caitlin Zuccaro. Louise Perrotta, secretary/treasurer of the North Amityville Kiwanis, also donated masks to Dominican Village. Corinne Durante, Dominican Village’s reception director, and Sister […]

Amityville Farmer’s Market to open next week

The Bay Village Civic Association will continue to sponsor a Farmer’s Market in the Village of Ami­tyville. Opening day will be Saturday, July 11, at the 9/11 Park on Broadway, across from Peter’s Diner. Featuring fresh produce from a Mattituck farm, pickles, baked goods, local honey and more, the mar­ket is sure to add popular items to household pan­tries. Other […]

Mentoring program for Babylon town local businesses

As part of the Babylon Is Back Program the Town of Babylon and local restaurant consultant Matt Demar, have teamed up to provide restaurants, bars and other local retail shops with reopening mentoring services. These services are aimed at assisting these types of businesses to successfully navigate through the reopening process to maximize their earning potential while remaining in compliance […]

Even in these difficult times, Americans’ love for their country abounds

Dear Editor, Coming off of the festive Fourth of July weekend, I would like to provide the community with an honest discourse about the comparison between the recent marches and the Village’s attempt to hold a Fourth of July parade. I have had discussions with some residents who were confused and upset by the cancellation of the traditional parade without […]


Communities that Work Together, Win Together


Freedom, independence, self-sufficiency: these are great and glorious concepts. We celebrate them this time of year, whether we process it that way or not, because they’re so deeply en­grained in our image of America. We see ourselves as a nation of rugged individualists: seizing the bull by the horns, charting our own course, walking alone into the forest with an […]

The Amityville Murder of 1880: A Diabolical Crime – Part 2

On June 30, 1880, Louis Schmidt, a 30-year-old German farm laborer was murdered, and James Martin’s farmhouse, barn, as well as his dog were burned in North Amityville. Immediately, the Coroner, and Grand Jury began their investigations with suspects, accusations, and outrageous theories. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 9, 1880, presented the public with the status of the mystery surrounding […]

Charlie F. Martin Jr., former commander of Hunter Squires Jackson Post 1218, at 79

Mr. Charlie Frank Martin Jr., longtime Copiague resident and former commander of Hunter Squires Jackson American Legion Post 1218, died April 18, 2020. He was 79 years old. Mr. Martin was born on April 28, 1940 in Doerun, GA, to the late Charlie and Lillie Mae Martin. One of seven children, he grew up alongside his siblings Calista, Josephine, Alice, […]

At Your Library This Week

Library users can now order books and other materials online and arrange for curbside pick-up. Check your library’s website for details Amityville19 John St., 631-264-0567https://www.farmingdalelibrary.org/ • On Thurs., July 9 at 10 a.m., the library will have Morning Intermediate Hatha Yoga with Jolanta – For Adults. Jolanta is going to teach these classes on Facebook Live so her class can […]