Amityville man among ten charged in interstate dogfighting ring

The home at 64 Locust Drive in Amityville sits in the middle of the block among well-cared-for homes. It has an overgrown garden, a rusted wrought iron fence, a broken driveway, and a tattered screen door. It was also the scene of some recent police activity The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Investiga­tive unit, assisted by the Amityville Police Depart­ment, executed […]

Northwest students make memories, then a book

Only in second grade, students in Maria Cottone’s class at Northwest Elementary School in the Amityville Union Free School District can already call themselves published authors. The class created a book, with each child receiving a copy, as a culminating activity in the personal narrative writing unit. Each student wrote a small moment story, about a special memory in his […]

AMHS Class of 1971 planning 50th reunion

Fifty years ago, the Amityville High School Class of 1971 graduated. It’s a startling fact for those who did, and more, it’s now a timely moment to take a look at what has transpired between then and now. The price of gold at the beginning of 1971 was about $37.75 per ounce, milk was $1.32 per gallon, Gasoline was 39 […]

This Week at Your Public Library

Amityville19 John Street, 631-264-0567These programs are all virtual. Please go to:www.amityvillepubliclibrary.org • Linda Ipanema Presents a Stroll Down Mem­ory Lane: Saturday, August 28. Enjoy this fun- filled, hour-long concert video featuring songs from yester-year in swing, blues, jazz, Dixieland, Caribbean, rock and more. Featuring Dave Picton on the piano. • The Golden Age of Hollywood: Tuesday, Sep­tember 7, 7 p.m. […]

Amityville Kiwanis to hold Craft Market, Flea Market Sept. 18

The Amityville Kiwanis Club will hold a Craft Market/Flea Market on Saturday, September 18, beginning at 10 a.m. at Pappas Memorial Pavilion at the Amityville Beach in Amityville. The rain date will be Saturday, September 25 at 10 a.m. In addition to vendors, crafts and great buys, the event will also feature entertainment, refresh­ments, and raffles For more information, call […]

Copiague Vamps battle blaze at home on Great Neck Road

The Copiague Fire Department responded to a house fire at 2167 Great Neck Road about 7 p.m. Monday Aug. 9. Firefighters arrived to find flames showing from the first floor of the two-story home. Engine crews stretched and operated two lines, as oth­er crews searched the home, with all searches being negative. Additional mutual aid to the scene was provided […]

A special thanks to the saviors of the summer of ’21


As the summer marches toward an end, we got to thinking about the hundreds of volunteers and public employees who worked over the past three months to bring about some sense of normalcy this year as we emerged from the pandemic of 2020. They are the lifeguards and support staff at our public pools, the park employees, public safety officers […]


GUEST COMMENTARY: Afghanistan – God help them!

Many Americans did not want our military invading Afghanistan. We did not want our military to stay in Afghanistan. Many of us hoped our troops would leave Afghanistan. However, the chaotic departure has been one of the most humiliating moments in our nation’s history.  We were all enraged toward those who had any part or interest in the September 11, […]

Pets, Pets, Pets

Some rescues are meant to be. Two kittens- Laura from Lynbrook and Matt from Manhattan – are named after the person(s) who saved them and set them on course toward “Happily Ever After.” Laura from Lynbrook: In mid June, an older woman arrived at Last Hope in tears with a carrier holding a badly dehydrated black kitten she found sitting […]