Friday, April 13, 2007

Npt FD mourns commissioner, ex-chief after sudden death


Longtime Northport Fire Department member Robert Guinn died suddenly Thursday, April 5. He was 59.

Fire department sources say that Mr. Guinn was working on a project for his business Cabinet Corner at a construction site on Selden Drive in East Northport when he had a heart attack. Another man with whom he was working was on a ladder working and when he turned around, he saw Mr. Guinn on the ground and called 911.

Emergency medical technicians from the East Northport Fire Department responded to the scene. When the Northport Fire Department EMTs discovered who the victim was, they, too, raced to the scene. Mr. Guinn was rushed to Huntington Hospital but he could not saved.

Will '300-foot' rule doom wine bar/retail store even before its first pour?


In order to open a new wine bar on Main Street, a Northport man is seeking a waiver from a Village zoning variance that prohibits a tavern from opening within 300 feet of another.

Matthew Spirn of Bayview Avenue, in photo, came before the Northport Village Board of Zoning Appeals Wednesday, March 28 in support of a new establishment he hopes to open in half of the Open Gallery’s space on Main Street to be called the Northport Wine Cellar and the Northport Tasting Room. The Open Gallery is located in the building that formerly was home to Arndt’s Stationary.

The Diana, Northport, NY

Northport Harbor looking at Centerport with the sunken lobster boat, the Diana, in foreground.