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🌱 Cook Demands Smyth Quit Race + Second West Nile Case In Town

Morning, people of Huntington! Andrew Tessler here with a fresh copy of the Huntington Daily.


First, today’s weather:

Showers and a heavier thunderstorm. Cool weather incoming. High: 74 low: 52.


Here are the top stories today in Huntington:

  1. Cook demands Smyth quit race after texts are revealed. On Thursday night, Gene Cook demanded that Ed Smyth drop out of the campaign for Huntington town supervisor after the revelation of texts allegedly sent by a town departmental supervisor to employees, insisting that they work on Smyth’s campaign. One of the texts referring to one of Smyth’s campaign managers read, “With the stroke of a pen, Michelle can erase you and she is no joke so keep that in the back of your heads!” (Huntington Now)
  2. Feds: Huntington man sentenced to prison in $1 million fraud scheme. Marcello Sozio, the former operator of Andi Hyperbarics LLC, a hyperbaric oxygen chamber business based in Great Neck, New York, and Chicago, Illinois, has been sentenced to prison for wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud banks and a customer of his business. (Newsday)
  3. Fourth West Nile Virus case reported in Suffolk County. The person is over 50 years old and is from the Town of Huntington, according to the county. The person’s specific town of address was not released. The person was not hospitalized and has recovered from the disease, and two out of the four cases in Suffolk are now in Huntington. (Huntington Patch)

Today in Huntington:

  • Long Island Youth Flag Football Kick Off. (9 a.m.)
  • PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. (7:30 a.m.)
  • Huntington Village Farmers Market. (7:30 a.m.)
  • Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza Discussion Group. (1 p.m.)
  • Benny The Butcher — The Paramount. (8 p.m.)

Huntington Patch Notebook

  • Huntington Manor Fire Department Fan Page: “Congratulations to Huntington Manor Fire Department Lieutenant Chris Zonin! Well done, brother!” (Facebook)
  • Huntington Arts Council, Inc.: “Amplifying Voices in the Arts: From the Generation, LatinX will focus on voices from the LatinX Generation. The discussion will explore the narratives of different artists and community leaders that come from Latin American roots. ” (Facebook)
  • Helping Hand Rescue Mission: “Keller Williams Points North knocked it out of the park with their generous coat and winter clothing donations yesterday! 7 SUV loads ON HANGERS, ready to distribute and they hung them all up for us. Nine racks full!” (Facebook)
  • Helping Hand Rescue Mission: “Today has been a great day of service. We have received several phone calls that our shipments are delayed. Food, diapers and supplies… We thank God that He holds us, our community and the whole world in His hands.” (Facebook)
  • Tri Community & Youth Agency (Tri CYA): “Since school reopened, our kids have been engaged in activities with their peer groups, volunteers, and staff. Our center is filled with art of all kinds, created by or for the children.” (Facebook)
  • Town of Huntington: “Along with the Greenlawn Park playground, Manor Field Park playground, and Heckscher Park tennis courts, the playground at John Walsh Park is now being replaced — here is a preview of what is coming to John Walsh Park on Larkfield Road!” (Facebook)

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Andrew Tessler

About me: Hi! I’m Andrew and I have been a Huntington resident for 7 years. I have lived in other countries and states, and my number one love is Huntington. I love health and wellness, traveling, stand-up paddle boarding, and of course going to restaurants and events throughout Huntington!

Have a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming Huntington Daily? You can contact me at Huntington@Patch.com.

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