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The Week That Was: Boat Safety; Conte Replaced by Lupinacci

A review of this week's top stories in Huntington.

: The Suffolk County Republican Party has named South Huntington School Board Trustee Chad Lupinacci to replace Jim Conte on the 10th Assembly District ticket.

: Assemb. Jim Conte, R-Huntington Station, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election this fall. Instead, he will take on a much more personal battle: cancer.

: At a press conference in Huntington Station Monday lawmakers spread the news about a pool of $500,000 in United States Department of Housing and Urban Development funds available through the Suffolk County HOME Consortium to first-time home buyers.

: A state Senate panel will conduct a public hearing in Oyster Bay next month in the aftermath of the July 4 boating tragedy that left three children dead.

: The parents of a Huntington girl killed in a July 4 boating accident are calling on the Coast Guard to require upgraded capacity limits and posting requirements for recreational boats.

: Suffolk County Police officers will heighten security of movie theaters in light of a mass shooting at a theater in Colorado.

: When Tom Schreiber saw how passionate his lacrosse captain Chad Wiedmaier was about Fields of Growth, he knew he wanted to get involved.

: Audience members are needed at the Paramount Theater for a taping of reality TV show "The Next" featuring Gloria Estefan, John Rich, Nelly and Joe Jonas on July 25.

: Huntington Hospital was named as one of the nation's 50 best, according to a US News & World Report which named the nations top 50 hospitals based on five clinical areas.

: The Lloyd Harbor Board of Trustees approved at a meeting Monday additional funds for highway projects to restore village roads deteriorated by erosion or other water damage.

: Hey guys, still looking for that perfect shave? If so, you might be in luck because The Art of Shaving store is coming to Huntington Station.

: Members of the Order of the Ancient and Honorable Huntington Militia re-enact on Sunday the reading of the Declaration of Independence when it arrived in Huntington in 1776.

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