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The Week That Was: New Power for Harbormaster

Some of the news from around Huntington this week.

A recap of the news around Huntington this past week.

The Huntington harbormaster was granted the authority to set speed limits for special events on the water. The voted unanimously Wednesday to allow the harbormaster to decide when a temporary 5 MPH limit is appropriate. A similar limit was set for the .

A segment of the TV show this week. Among the cast who filmed at the waterfront restaurant on Monday and Tuesday were Henry Winkler and Mark Feuerstein.

Huntington came together on Tuesday to with ceremonies at two parks. Firefighters rang a bell as the names of the 43 Huntington dead were read at midday at Heckscher Park. The Huntington Manor Fire Department recalled its lost chief, Peter Nelson, with a candlelight commemoration at the Oakwood Road park named for him.

Jewish families in Huntington began , staring with Rosh Hashanah, marking the beginning of the year 5773 on the Jewish calendar. That is followed in 10 days by Yom Kippur, a time of atonement and repentance.

The South Huntington Education Foundation raised funds for schools with a Camp. In addition to swimming, games, boating and food, the nearly 700 people who participated got a shot at a dunk tank featuring principals Kathie Acker, Vito D’Elia, Steve Toto and Anthony Ciccarelli, as well as superintendent David Bennardo.

Huntington residents of the home of Marine Capt. James Byler, who was wounded in Afghanistan.  A concerted community effort to welcome Byler home has helped him in his journey to return to his life here, including a $250,000 project to rebuild his family home with specially adapted features, coordinated by a group called Building Homes For Heroes.

fell to 0-2 for the first time since 1980 after Friday's 30-28 loss to Iona Prep. The Friars opened the season with a bruising 49-21 loss to Bergen Catholic.  Meanwhile, Huntington moved to 2-0 with a 31-22 victory over Rocky Point. Whitman is 1-1 with a 28-13 win against Copiague.

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