Lupinacci Joins Local Elected Officials For Groundbreaking Of James D. Conte Community Center
From Left to Right: Sen. Carl Marcellino, Sen. Majority Leader John Flanagan, The Conte Family, Supervisor Frank Petrone, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci (R,C,I,Ref-South Huntington), Councilman Eugene Cook, Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,C,I,Ref-East Northport).
Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci (R,C,I,Ref-South Huntington) and local elected officials recently joined the family of late-Assemblyman James D. Conte for the groundbreaking of the James D. Conte Community Center in Huntington Station. The Conte Community Center will be built at the site of the former New York State Armory and will be home to a full-sized basketball court, a rock-climbing wall, a recording studio, rooms for arts and crafts as well as a hundred-seat multipurpose room. The location will also be the new home of American Legion Post 1244.
“There is a no more fitting way to honor the legacy of my mentor, Assemblyman James D. Conte, than by carrying out his vision of turning the former Armory into a community civic center,” said Lupinacci, who currently represents the 10th Assembly District once held by Conte. “Huntington has seen no greater public servant than Mr. Conte, and it is only appropriate that we honor his legacy by naming this center after him in the same place where he grew up, represented us, and raised his family. As the community center takes off today it is truly an honor to be here with so many dedicated community advocates and I would like to thank everyone who has been so involved in making this project a reality.”