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SUFFOLK COUNTY

Virus makes its mark in county budget

The 2021 Recommended Operating Budget presented by Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone features significant cuts to various services and positions throughout the county system. The total budget is …
UPTON

Advancements in battery technology at Brookhaven National Lab

Peter Khalifa, a chemist working at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University, along with other contributors, developed a method to identify the atomic-level structure of materials …
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MASTIC-SHIRLEY

Hand-delivered turkeys

To be the light in the darkness—that was Kings Kids Christian Outreach ministry leader P.J. Balzer and his wife Catherine Gutierrez’s goal as they hand-delivered 100 turkeys to individual …
SHIRLEY

Transmission cable route presented

The underground transmission cable for Sunrise Wind Farm is proposed to make landfall at Smith Point County Park in Shirley, eventually making its way northwestward to the Holbrook conversion …
SUFFOLK COUNTY

Pass a school bus, get a ticket

Through a district-wide pilot program, Bay Shore School District found that between 90 to 100 motorists drive past stopped school buses every single day. Suffolk County officials unveiled a new …
PINE BARRENS REGION

LI Pine Barrens’ Richard Amper

Richard Amper and the Long Island Pine Barrens Society were the charging force behind the 1993 Long Island Pine Barrens Protection Act, which protects the growing acreage of the Pine Barrens forever. …
School news
WILLIAM FLOYD & PAT MED

WF and Pat-Med scholar athletes

A senior from William Floyd High School and one from Patchogue-Medford High School were recognized as Great American Rivalry Series Scholar Athletes for 2020. They are recognized for their …
William Floyd

WF names new athletic director

A name well known in the William Floyd School District takes the reins of athletics for the entire district. Brian Babst, a former three-sport all-county star for Floyd, has also played the role of …
WILLIAM FLOYD

Floyd reaches 90 percent grad rate

In 2006, William Floyd High School sported a graduation rate of 62 percent, less than two-thirds of students. Fast-forward to 2020 with the addition ofthe Floyd Academy, the career and technical …
Suffolk County news
SUFFOLK COUNTY

Countdown on absentee ballots to begin

Suffolk County Legislature presiding officer Rob Calarco issued a statement last week emphasizing that the bipartisan Suffolk County Board of Elections expects to start counting ballots on or around …
SOUTH SHORE

Oyster farmers poised for economic help; restoration sites benefit, too

A national initiative to plant more oysters in local waters as a water-quality remedy as well as helping oyster farmers financially is about to launch on Long Island. The Nature Conservancy and …
SUFFOLK COUNTY

Discussion on fair housing

The topic of housing discrimination has been moving forward monthly in Suffolk County, and a task force dedicated to ensuring fair housing took questions and comments from the public last Thursday, …
Brookhaven Town

Brookhaven supervisor Ed Romaine is pleased to report that Moody’s Investor Services has re-affirmed the Town of Brookhaven’s AAA credit rating. In addition, Standard & Poor’s …

In the aftermath of an economic shutdown, townships like Brookhaven remainobligated to draft a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Brookhaven’s tentative 2020-2021 budget has been released …
The pandemic has shifted the path for many of us, and it has also changed the journey of the local oyster’s return to the Great South Bay. By returning oysters and oyster shells back …
The COVID-19 pandemic poses new challenges to all students as they return to school this fall. With the many new plans in place, fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and lead to strong emotion. …