Justin Thompson has lived in Huntington since 1975. He holds a BA in Economics from St. John’s University and an MBA from Long Island University. A former Nassau County Probation Officer and an Army veteran, Justin served on active duty with the 35th Military Police Detachment from 1965 to 1967. He is active in community affairs and spent 25 years in the volunteer fire service, rising to the rank of Captain in Rockville Centre. He was twice elected Commissioner of Halesite Fire District serving consecutive 5-year terms. In 1991, he won the NFPA International Fire Command Fellowship and in 2005 was selected as one of 160 distinguished Americans to attend the 51st Annual National Security Seminar at the US Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Justin has spent considerable time in charitable fund raising for Mercy Hospital, the Junior Welfare League, St. Paul’s School, Friends’ Academy and the United Fund. He has been married to the former Bonnie Heather Outten since 1968. The couple has four adult children and seven grandchildren.
Claudia D. Wheeler, Publisher/Editor, Village Tattler, is a former editor–in-chief at Equal Opportunity Publications. After earning a master’s of arts degree in English, Claudia has worked for 18 years as a magazine editor and writer for numerous publications at PTN Publishing, SCP, and Fairchild Publications, Inc., now part of Condé Nast. She is currently Publisher/Editor of Village Tattler and a full-time mom. Claudia has been a resident of Huntington–from Cold Spring Harbor to Huntington Station to Halesite–since 1983 and loves every piece of Huntington. She firmly believes in keeping all town residents informed. E-mail her: firstname.lastname@example.org