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Haves and Have Nots After the Hurricane

Huntington Village is back in business, while other parts of town are in the dark.

Huntington rather suddenly became a place of contrasts Wednesday, with the haves--those whose power had been restored--looking quite different from those who did not.

Huntington Village was mostly lit up Wednesday night, with customers crowding a pizza joint, the Paramount sign glowing and people walking on the streets chatting and eating.

In other areas of town, including some parts of Huntington Station and other areas south of Pulaski Road, the scene was quite different. Children walked with their parents as they went trick or treating in neighborhoods near Jericho Turnpike, or moved through the dark edges of Depot Road.

Not all was unlit farther south--the traffic signals were restored at New York Avenue and Jericho Turnpike and businesses farther west were operating all day.

And the village was hardly untouched. Most apparent was the large tree uprooted on the Conklin Barn property.

On Oakwood Road, an Illinois utility crew labored in the dark to restore service near Edcris Lane.  Other crews could be spotted on major roads.

A similar contrast could be found within some neighborhoods. Some homes were seriously damaged, with debris from trees and wires splattered across their lawns, while a neighbor's lawn was pristine, bags of leaves bundled at the curb.

See our earlier photo array here.

October Faerie November 05, 2012 at 05:28 AM
Haven't seen anyone from either the town or LIPA in the Maplewood area. No garbage pickup since October 25. We would be happy just to get some sort of timeframe, but being left in the dark literally and figuratively.
s November 06, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Cinema Arts Centre is just re-opening today, Tuesday, Nov 6!

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