Huntington Republican Committee Will Accept Retired American Flags from May 20 to July 15

Huntington Town Republican Committee Chairman Tom McNally is pictured placing a worn American flag in the Huntington GOP Committee’s drop-off bin.
Huntington Town Republican Committee Chairman Tom McNally is pictured placing a worn American flag in the Huntington GOP Committee’s drop-off bin.


The Huntington Republican Committee is inviting town residents to bring their retired American flags to the Huntington GOP office, located at 229 Main Street, Suite 204 in Huntington. Flags will be collected from May 20 to July 15.

Flags that have been worn-out, frayed, torn or soiled can be placed in a drop-off bin at the Huntington GOP office, where it will be properly retired. According to the U.S. Flag Code, when the flag is “in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display,” it is recommended that the flag be “destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

With Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th approaching, many are proudly displaying their flags and, in many cases, replacing their old flags. It’s an ideal time of the year to collect and properly retire any worn flags.

“We encourage residents to drop off their American flags that can no longer be considered fit for display,” said Tom McNally, Chairman, Huntington Republican Committee. “We will personally see to it that these flags will be retired in a proper and respectful manner.”

Huntington Republican Committee Voices Support For The Melville Town Centre Initiative Being Proposed By the Huntington Town Board

Statement from Thomas McNally, Huntington Republican Committee Chairman

On behalf of the Town of Huntington Republican Committee, representing over 45,000 registered Republican voters in our Town, I am writing to voice support for the efforts of the Town Board, led by Supervisor Ed Smyth and Town Board Member Sal Ferro, to introduce the first steps of an ambitious concept to create a walkable downtown with mixed-use development in Melville. 

The Huntington Republican Committee has long recognized the need to create a community-minded action plan for development and redevelopment along the Route 110 corridor to keep the Town a competitive location for businesses, while at the same time, protecting the exceptional quality of life in Huntington.  In fact, a fundamental component of the Huntington Republican Committee’s platform is to ensure the preservation of Huntington’s suburban quality of life, and this continues to be a top priority of the committee and the Republican administration.  The Huntington Republican Committee, and all our elected officials and candidates, are strongly committed to this foundational belief. 

The initiative currently being proposed by the Town Board addresses the long overdue need to revitalize Melville and will benefit not only the citizens of Melville and the Town of Huntington, but also the entire Long Island region.  We believe the concept being proposed, if properly executed, will stimulate economic growth and will attract much-needed private investment in the form of high-paying jobs, upgraded infrastructure and increased housing options for our youth and our older population who are desirous of downsizing.

The proposal incorporates input and ideas obtained from numerous listening sessions and breakout meetings with members of the Melville community, including many of the Melville and Dix Hills Civic associations, the Melville Fire Department, first responders, veterans, the Half Hollow Hills School District and the commercial property owners in the affected area. In fact, the original resolution introduced by the Town Board has already been amended to address concerns voiced by one of the local civic associations.   

We applaud the Town Board for moving this proposition forward in a thoughtful and transparent way to ensure that the taxpayers of Huntington have ample time to ask questions about the project and to let their voices be heard.  Three separate public hearings have been scheduled to facilitate open dialogue and debate.  We urge all citizens to attend these hearings to learn more about the proposal and to voice their opinions.  The first public hearing was held on April 30, 2024 at the West Hollow Middle School and can be viewed on the Town’s website, along with information about the resolutions being considered.  The next public hearings will be held on:

  • May 7, 2024, Town Board meeting, Huntington Town Hall, at 2:00 PM
  • June 11, 2024, Town Board meeting, Huntington Town Hall, at 7:00 PM

There have been numerous articles and social media postings published recently about this initiative that are misleading and untrue.  Please take advantage of the opportunity to learn the facts by participating in the public hearings, reviewing the materials published on the Town’s website or by reaching out directly to the Town Board members.  

Please join me in supporting the Huntington Town Board as they undertake the hard work of moving the Melville Town Centre initiative forward to ensure that the Town of Huntington remains a beautiful place to live, work and raise our families for generations to come.

New York Republican Latinos Host BBQ

Huntington Republican Committee Chairman Tom McNally (second from right) attends the New York Republican Latinos BBQ on April 27. Also pictured (left to right): Luis Guillen Pineda, Walter J. Mejia, NYS Assembly 10th District candidate Aamir Sultan, and Carlos Castillo of the Long Island Peruvian Chamber of Commerce.


Huntington Republican Chairman Tom McNally had a chance to meet with the members of the New York Republican Latinos on April 27 during a BBQ for the community hosted by the organization.


Huntington GOP Hosts Wine Tasting & Fundraiser at Del Vino Vineyards

Pictured (left to right): Suffolk County Executive Ed Romaine, [name], Huntington GOP Chairman Tom McNally, Suffolk County GOP Chairman Jesse Garcia, and New York State Senator Mario Mattera.


The Huntington Republican Committee hosted a wine tasting and fundraiser at Del Vino Vineyards in East Northport on April 10. Many elected officials were in attendance to support the Huntington GOP.

“Thank you to everyone who came out for our wine tasting and fundraising event,” Huntington GOP Chairman Tom McNally said. “It was a wonderful evening and a successful event. I also wish to thank our sponsors for their financial support.”

More Than 125 People Show Up for 3rd Annual Football Brunch

Over 125 people attended the 3rd Annual Football Brunch on February 4 at Off Broadway Pub in Greenlawn. The event helped raise funds for the Huntington Republican Committee in support of local Republican candidates for elected office. Thank you to everyone who attended!