Town Notebook: Ex-Hotel Heads for Town Board

Building's historical status could get hearing.

The will have one of its rare daytime meetings, Tuesday at 2 p.m., a schedule designed to accommodate those who can't make it to nighttime meetings.

Expected to be on the agenda is the historical status of the building at 410 New York Ave., Huntington. TD Bank wants to put a branch on the site, a plan that has generated considerable opposition from neighborhood residents.

Councilwoman Susan Berland has asked the town attorney for a resolution for the that meeting  that would schedule a public hearing on the building's historical status.  The town's Historic Preservation Commission voted in January to recommend that the town grant historic status to the building, which currently houses the Advantage Title business. The 1920s-era building started out as a hotel, then served as a department store before Joe Willen bought the site.

Opponents of the TD Bank plan are planning to turn out in large numbers to express their continuing opposition and try to persuade Town Board members to accept the historical designation.

Also coming up this week are meetings Wednesday of the  Planning Board  at 7:30 p.m.,  and the annual ethics board meeting at 4 p.m., and on Thursday, the Zoning Board of Appeals at 6 p.m.


Parents and legal guardians from the Huntington area are invited to attend a meeting Monday about obtaining free life insurance.

Porter-Trejo Action Network and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company are working together to bring free $50,000 term life insurance policies to benefit children of working families. MassMutual pays all insurance premiums on the policies as part of the company’s philanthropic LifeBridge program.

The meeting is set 6:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Baptist Church, 17  Woodhull Road, Huntington

“LifeBridge is a unique and important program and I am pleased to be working with MassMutual to bring free life insurance to local families. I completely support LifeBridge and the benefit it offers to our children,” said Al White of Porter-Trejo.

Among the requirements for the $50,000 benefit is that parents and legal guardians must be between the ages of 19 and 42 and have one or more dependent children under the age of 18.


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