🌱 Island Harvest Receives Grant + Commack Man Gets 200 Years

Happy Sunday, people of Huntington! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Huntington today.

First, today’s weather:

Variable cloudiness. High: 56 low: 50.

Here are the top stories in Huntington today:

  1. $75000 grant to aid program for veterans. Island Harvest has received a $75,000 grant for its Operation: HOPE, a mobile program of food, supplies and services for veteran communities. Assemblyman Steve Stern secured the funding and said, “As a member of the New York State Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, it is my privilege to work with and for the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect our great nation and for their families,” Stern said. “That’s why I am so proud to announce I was able to secure funding for at-risk veterans on Long Island to overcome the challenges and exceptional obstacles they may face when readjusting to civilian life.” (http://www.huntingtonNow.com)
  2. South Huntington district purchases virtual dissection technology. The South Huntington school district bought new interactive instruments to assist students in science. The “Anatomage Desk” is a complicated digital dissection expertise that may present a 3D show of a human cadaver. The district is looking to be on the forefront of new technology and continues to make strides to do so. (Subscription: Newsday)
  3. Commack man gets 200 months for trying to aid terrorist group. Elvis Redzepagic was sentenced Friday to 200 months in prison for attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS. The man made numerous attempts to get into Syria and participate in violent jihad. (http://www.huntingtonNow.com)

Today in Huntington:

  • Blood Drive. (8:30 a.m.)
  • The Paramount Comedy Series Presents: Gary Gulman Live. (8:00 p.m.)

Huntington Patch Notebook

  • Huntington Manor Fire Department Fan Page: “Congratulations Coach Rosa and the Walt Whitman High School Varsity Football team on winning the Division 1 Suffolk County High School Championship Game last night! A great undefeated season! Many of our members are Whitman alumni!” (Facebook)
  • Huntington Manor Fire Department Fan Page: “On Friday afternoon at 4:26 P.M. Huntington Manor firefighters responded to a report of an overturned auto with entrapment at the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and New York Ave.” (Facebook)
  • Huntington Union Free School District: “Food drives are occurring at schools across the Huntington district. Thank you to our students, staff and families for their contributions.” (Facebook)
  • Helping Hand Rescue Mission: “Yay for all the boxes! These are some of my faves tonight. Thank you so much everyone for taking such care to pack these so sweetly for the families that we serve. We appreciate it more than you can know.💕” (Facebook)
  • South Huntington Public Library: “The winners of the National Book Awards for 2021 were announced this week. Have you read any of these? See a list of the winners, finalists and long list here.” (Facebook)

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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!

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