After defeat in April, Amityville Library budget set for revote in June


The Amityville Library budget was rejected by voters, 88 to 71, when presented at the ballot box last month. As a result, the Library is holding a re-vote on June 18. The budget totals $3,410,712, an increase of $338,334 over the current budget. The largest part of that increase, $276,886, is to cover the 2024-25 fiscal year’s debt service interest […]

Amityville Woman’s Club honors club president Angela Cowan

The Amityville Woman’s Club recently honored outgoing club president Angela Cowan. The event took place at the club’s monthly meeting where the Music and Drama Committee performed an original skit, “Around the World with Angela,” as a tribute. It included amusing anecdotes about her life and travels. Angela and her husband, Tom, moved to Amityville from Farmingdale. The couple have […]

S.C. Exec. Ed Romaine joins in FASNY volunteer firefighter recruitment efforts


S.C. Exec Ed Romaine has joined the Firefighters Association of the State of New York’s (FASNY) 2024 efforts to attract new members to volunteer fire and emergency services departments across Suffolk County as membership numbers have declined. Recent legislation passed in Albany provides new benefits to members, including an expanded state tax credit and 25-year pension for EMS workers. “Our […]

Eight FDs assist NAFC at house fire on Bayview Avenue


The North Amityville Fire Company was called to a house fire on Bayview Avenue about 1:30 a.m., Tues., April 23. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they were confronted by a fire coming from. the basement into the first floor of the two-story home. The fire quickly spread to the second floor and attic and forced firefighters to evacuate the […]

Thanks to those who put the fun in spring and summer


There is no place like Long Island in the spring and summer as our towns and villages do all they can to bring every generation a host of things to do, places to go and activities to enjoy. Over the next several weeks, we will be giving our readers informa­tion about all of the events that will be taking place […]


Should your health and well-being be a source of public knowledge?


Some people want you to know when they have a cold, bad hair day, gout or hemorrhoid flare up. Many of us have seen pictures of wounds, sores, legs in casts, people on ventilators and much more. Many of us have seen a lot of dead bodies on social media. Numerous fu­nerals of people you may have known have appeared […]

Norma ‘Eagle Song’ Frances Miller Banks, a lifelong resident of Amityville, at 93

Norma “Eagle Song” Frances Miller Banks, a lifelong resident of Amityville, died Feb. 18, 2024. She was 93 years old. Mrs. Banks graduated from Amityville High School and worked for the New York Telephone Company as a switchboard operator. Following that she worked as a secretary on the development of Ronek Park’s 256 residential home project on a 147-acre parcel […]

Your Calendar of Events

Meetings are subject to change without notice. Readers should check online or call to confirm if the meeting is being held and if in person or virtually. THURSDAY, May 9 • Amityville Rotary Club meeting, 8 a.m., Brownstones, 55 Merrick Road, Amityville. For information, go to rotary7255.org or call President Michele Camilleri at 631-598-1700. • Church Attic Thrift Shop: 10 […]

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to hold Vacation Bible School in August

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is holding a Vacation Bible School for youngsters four years old through 6th grade. The school is Monday through Friday, Aug. 12 through 16 from 8:45 a.m.to 12: p.m. The Bible School is free, but registration is required. Go to stpaulsamityville.org to register or call them at 631-264-0763.