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Huntington Station

Huntington Station
Beginnings: There wouldn't be a Huntington Station if the Long Island Rail Road hadn't built a Huntington station. In 1867, the railroad extended its tracks to the hills south of Huntington and built a depot. The hamlet was originally called Fairground after a racetrack a mile from the station. So when a post office was established in the railroad station on July 24, 1890, it was called Fairground. But in 1912 the name of the post office and the community was changed to Huntington Station.
Photo: 2008 photo of Bethel A.M.E. church in Huntington. The church is the oldest African American church in town, and one of two A.M.E. churches still holding services on the North Shore. A cou...
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Beginnings: There wouldn't be a Huntington Station if the Long Island Rail Road hadn't built a Huntington station. In 1867, the railroad extended its tracks to the hills south of Huntington and built a depot. The hamlet was originally called Fairground after a racetrack a mile from the station. So when a post office was established in the railroad station on July 24, 1890, it was called Fairground. But in 1912 the name of the post office and the community was changed to Huntington Station.
Photo: 2008 photo of Bethel A.M.E. church in Huntington. The church is the oldest African American church in town, and one of two A.M.E. churches still holding services on the North Shore. A couple of years ago they moved from its spot in front of Huntington Hospital to a store front in Huntington Station, they had hoped to sell the church but because of the churches historic status they could not sell it easily. They are now back in the original building and are hoping the town will buy the church which has two houses on the property, that serve as the parsonage. (Newsday / Alan Raia)
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Top Huntington Station Articles

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  • Cat Revived By Firefighter After Blaze

    Cat Revived By Firefighter After Blaze
    A Huntington Manor firefighter is being hailed a hero Monday after he revived a cat from smoke inhalation during a weekend fire. Lt. John Damico found Franklin, a black and white kitten with green eyes, lying unmoved on top of the stair case in a three...
  • Plan to Build LI Sex Offender Shelters Abandoned

    Plan to Build LI Sex Offender Shelters Abandoned
    Suffolk County officials have decided to not move forward with a plan to build a homeless shelter that would have housed several sex offenders. The Social Services Department was reportedly scouting half-dozen Babylon sites for a shelter near the...
  • Man Shot By Police In Apparent Case Of Mistaken Identity

    Man Shot By Police In Apparent Case Of Mistaken Identity
    A man, who authorities believed had ties to an early morning burglary on Long Island, was shot and wounded by a Suffolk County police officer along Route 25 in Greenlawn. The wounded man was thought to be one of three suspects who allegedly forced...
  • Cops: Brothers Torched LI Bagel Store

    Cops: Brothers Torched LI Bagel Store
    Two Queens brothers are in police custody after allegedly torching their own Long Island bagel shop three months ago. 28-year-old Robert Khaimov and his 22-year-old brother Natan Khaimov, both of Flushing, were each charged with second-degree arson in...
  • Fugitive On Run For 11 Years Busted In NY

    Fugitive On Run For 11 Years Busted In NY
    A former Connecticut man who was on the lam for over 11 years was caught on Long Island and arraigned Monday for skipping out on his 1998 sentencing for a knife slashing in Norwalk. Osman Gudiel, 36, was arraigned in Norwalk Superior court on a charge of...
  • Police Identify Body Left In Street For Hours

    Police Identify Body Left In Street For Hours
    Police on Long Island have identified the victim of a deadly stabbing in Huntington Station as a Roosevelt man. Luis Castro, 27, was found lying in the road on West Roges Path by a passing motorist, police said. His body had apparently been there...
  • Uncovered Body Found Near Cold Spring Harbor LIRR Station

    Uncovered Body Found Near Cold Spring Harbor LIRR Station
    Police are investigating a homicide on West Rougues Path in Huntington Station. A man's body was discovered in the middle of the street after what cops suspect to have been a hit-and-run. Witnesses say as of noon Sunday, the body remained in the street,...
  • Long Island Fire Chaplain Mourned

    Long Island Fire Chaplain Mourned
    Family and friends of a fire department chaplain - who collapsed and died at the scene of a fire - gathered Saturday at the Long Island fire department headquarters to remember his life. Richard Holst collapsed Wednesday as he watched colleagues from the...
  • NY Firefighter Dies While Battling Early Morning Blaze

    NY Firefighter Dies While Battling Early Morning Blaze
    A Long Island firefighter has died after battling an early morning blaze, fire officials announced. The fallen firefighter has been identified as 60-year-old Richie Holst of the Huntington Manor Fire Department. Officials said Holst was part of a unit...
  • Reggie Jackson greatly displeased with ESPN series

     
    MSG's "The Game 365" Sunday night will debut an episode featuring Fran Healy's sitdown with Reggie Jackson. The interview is set for 10 p.m., right after MSG finishes replaying the ESPN series "The Bronx is Burning." Good timing, because Jackson......
  • Assembly gives first passage to Cuomo initiative bill

     
    After two hours of debate, the State Assembly today passed a local-government consolidation bill backed by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, James T. Madore reports. The measure has sparked controversy. Volunteer firefighters, mayors and special district...
  • Calling All Readers Who Live in Huntington....

     
    Give us your stories.... (Pix: Bill Davis, Newsday) Are you out there? Good! WLIW/21 wants you, needs you, will make you a star. The channel's putting together a doc on the town of Huntington - not unlike "New York......