AMHS band marches in NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Amityville Memorial High School Band recently had the honor of performing in the 2022 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The band, under the direction of Mrs. Jolene Maccarone, performed flawlessly and demonstrated the musical talent and excellence to be found in the young adults of the Amityville and East Massapequa communities. Performing in their bold red marching band uniforms, the […]

Amityville Village holds first Downtown Revitalization Project meeting

Approximately 150 residents, busi­ness owners and others took part in the virtual Downtown Revitalization Ini­tiative community meeting held March 22. The meeting, conducted by the Village’s consultants, BJH Advisors of Manhattan, was to gather information, data and comments from Amityville stakeholders relative to the $10 million grant the Village received for projects related to the revitalization of the Vil­lage’s downtown. […]

Village presents 2022-23 budget

Updated: April 7, 2022; 3:05 p.m Amityville Village officials are presented the Village’s proposed 2022/23 budget at a public meeting on Monday. The proposed spending plan calls for an increase in overall spending of between $500,000 and $600,000, due primarily to cost increases in medical insurance, which are up 13 percent, as well as other insur­ance, including cyber insurance which […]

This Week’s Calendar of Events

THURSDAY, April 7 • Amityville Rotary Club meeting: 8 a.m., Patti’s Café, Penin­sula Golf Course, 50 Nassau Road, Massapequa. For informa­tion, go to rotary7255.org or call President Kevin Battcher at 516-804-5377. • Amityville Village Board Work Session: 8:15 a.m., Village Hall, 21 Ireland Place, Amityville. Visit Amityville.com or call 631-264-6000 for more information. • Suffolk County Legislature Public Safety Committee: […]

Student’s Adopt-a-Hydrant project draws interest of Babylon Town Councilman McSweeney

When a fire breaks out, minutes can mean the differ­ence between life and death. Statistics have shown that a fire can double in size in 30 seconds. That’s why firefighters across the country are sending out the message that it is vital to have fire hydrants in their communities cleared out in snowstorms and main­tained unencumbered throughout the year for […]

An oldie but goodie!

We need your help with this week’s flashback photo! It is of the Babe Ruth League of Copiague, circa unknown. Recognize anyone? Please call us at 631-264-0077 so we can share with our readers.

Putting potholes into perspective


Potholes. They happen. They are annoying, potentially dan­gerous and damaging to vehicles. But they are also the brutal reality of living in the northeast where we have hot summers and brutally cold winters and where winter storms require that we salt down the roads to avoid accidents. All of this takes its toll on the asphalt that covers our roads, […]


The slap heard ‘round the world

One small step backward for man, one giant leap backward for kind men. Inverting the famous words Neil Armstrong uttered after walking on the moon a half century ago feels appropriate in the aftermath of the Will Smith slap heard ‘round the world. For many years, I led batterer intervention groups, working with men either mandated by the courts to […]

This Week at Your Public Library

Amityville 19 John Street, 631-264-0567 These programs are all virtual. Please go to: www.amityvillepublicli­brary.org • April Food Festival: Saturday, April 9, 3 p.m. Join Chef Rob Scott on the library’s Facebook page for his Taste of Spring Food Festival. He will show how to make grilled salmon tacos with avocados and yel­low peppers, chicken piccata meat­balls over egg noodles, and […]