The Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center is now cleaner and greener due to the switch from heating oil to natural gas. The change marks the largest natural gas conversion on Long Island in more than a decade.Village ‘Mussels’ Algae Blooms Out of Northport Harbor
Northport Village has come up with a solution to reduce harmful algae blooms in the Northport Harbor: use a little muscle, or in this case, mussels.
Mayor George Doll announced at a board meeting Tuesday that a $147,900 Suffolk County grant would fund a project to seed the harbor with ribbed mussels. Mussels are filter feeders, which means that they feed on nitrogen, bacteria and phytoplankton. The idea is that by feeding on algae, the mussels will remove nitrogen from the water, and halt algae blooms, which have troubled the waterways and can lead to paralytic shellfish poisoning.Town Offers 2014 Budgets
The Town of Huntington released its 2014 preliminary $185.2 million operating budget Monday. Town Supervisor Frank Petrone said the proposal represented a net zero percent tax increase for businesses and residents, though spending would increase. Reserves would make up the difference.
East Northport Native Named America East Player of the Week
East Northport resident Melissa Rigo was named America East Player of the Week last week, after recording three consecutive double-doubles to help the Stony Brook volleyball team secure wins against Bryant and Princeton last Saturday at the Bryant Invitational.
Mill Dam Softball Field Dedicated
A softball field at Mill Dam Park has been dedicated in the name of John M. "Muggs" Gerardi, a Vietnam War veteran, who was active at the Northport Veterans Administration Hospital.