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The most amusing, intriguing and talked-about stories from Commack, Dix Hills, Huntington, Hauppauge, Northport and Smithtown.

This column will show you the Patch news from surrounding towns including Commack, Dix Hills, Huntington, Hauppauge, Northport and Smithtown.


  • The Commack Union Free School District , giving residents the opportunity to have more control over the finalized budget and more information before the adoption and vote.
  • in order to enjoy part I of the final movie, complete with costumes and a little midnight magic.
  • , showing a trend of a slowly increasing economy – something state officials see as promising.

Dix Hills

  • to create music in the moment – it's a performance of participation, leaders said.
  • , which hosted over 50 high schools – about 670 students – from Suffolk County.
  • The , which may have illegal structures on the property.


  • The – which is open from June to November – closed for the season on Sunday.
  • The Huntington Chamber of Commerce celebrated their eighty-fifth anniversary in style – by turning the clocks back to 1925, for one evening and one evening only. to capture this epic example of modern-day time travel.
  • and .


  • on Thursday morning, in an effort to help families across Long Island.
  •   under a proposal to change Suffolk County's tourism marketing and spoke out at the legislature meeting on Tuesday.
  • The sale of is imminent as the Suffolk County Legislature failed to override Levy's veto of continued funding into 2011.


  • was appointed chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Friday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which will enable him to play a key role in selecting candidates for the next election.
  • has received high marks – the highest a school district can receive, in fact – on their internal operations based on an independent audit report done by Peter Rodriguez, a partner at Cullen & Danowski.
  • An . He is currently at Huntington Hospital receiving attention for injuries sustained in the crash.


  • hosts a craft fair to help Smithtown residents prepare for the holidays. Smithtown houses of worship promise many more fairs as Hanukkah and Christmas approach.
  • The will still be hosting their winter session, Patch reports.
  • slightly for the month of October.


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