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Elections, Town History, Volunteers, and High School Sports Playoffs

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.

Commack

  • is honored by the foundation bearing her name in an auction and dinner on Thursday.
  • will take on Smithtown East Tuesday, after their victory over Northport on Friday.
  • The second and third generation sons of the owners of Matteo's opened their own restaurant in Commack – . Have you tried it? Share your thoughts.

Dix Hills

  • , also shared the New York Yankee's bench with Yogi Berra and Micky Mantle in 1955.
  • St. Anthony's soars into with a defeat over St. Joseph by the Sea.
  • Had Huntington's population not boomed in the 1960s, , or so the Historian in Dix Hills said.

Huntington

  • A Monday morning while being treated for injuries sustained during his attempted burglary of a Huntington Station home, but Suffolk County police were able to re-capture him quickly.
  • on Friday for an emergency appendectomy. His family is requesting donations be made to the Huntington Food Council in lieu of flowers or gifts. Aides say he is on his way to a full recovery.
  • The on Sunday morning with a wreath ceremony and the 600 American flags displayed in front of Town Hall. Have you visited this display? Share your thoughts with us here.

Hauppauge

  • contains over 200 years of local history – including many Smithtown founding residents.
  • , D – Southhampton, requested a hand count of the ballots on Monday, for all ballots cast in the First District U.S. Congressional race last Tuesday.
  • honored veterans on Sunday, with a tribute at their memorial.

Northport

  • from Suffolk County.
  • a challenge to the assessment on the Northport power plant, owned by National Grid.
  • moves on with a win over Connetquot, 28 – 14 and takes on Sachem North on Friday.

Smithtown

  • Three .
  • with Solar Energy and help from a grant from MIT.
  • , went on the offensive and went after pensions for public officials. Thoughts on this? Share them with us.

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