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Tips for having a safe summer

It’s mid-July and though the weather has been less than ideal, summer is still a time to enjoy. Living on the South Shore, we are fortunate to be neighbors of the Great South Bay. But with that …

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Balloon biz ‘pops up’

When Yuleisy Lanns decided to create a balloon garland decoration for her birthday party, she never imagined things would “pop off” the way they have. Now, two months after testing the …

Helping local students

Students head back to school in a week, and, just as in previous generations, they’ll show off their new backpacks, lunchboxes, and folders to friends, asking to see the friend’s new …
Local news

Northwell Health to fill Shirley vacancy

According to councilman Dan Panico, Damianos Realty Group, the owners of the Floyd Harbor Retail Center at 855 Montauk Highway, have filed to add Northwell Health to fill the vacant space adjacent to …

Dress for Success donates over 100 bras for homeless shelter

On Aug. 16, Dress for Success Brookhaven presented more than 100 brand-new women’s bras to Madonna Heights homeless shelter for women and teens. The bras were donated by Victoria’s Secret …

Town demos Poospatuck zombie home

On August 24, Councilman Dan Panico (left) and County Legislator Jim Mazarella (right) were on-hand when the Town of Brookhaven demolished a vacant and abandoned “zombie house” at 108 …

Local carries a fold pole on flight deck aboard U.S. Navy warship

Philippine Sea—On Aug. 7, Aviation Structural Mechanic Patrick Gross, from Mastic Beach, N.Y., carried a fold poll aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18), …
School news

William Floyd’s athletic signing day

The William Floyd Athletic Department recently held its annual spring signing day ceremony to celebrate the 20-senior student-athletes who will compete in athletics next year at the collegiate level. …

Floyd senior earns full ROTC scholarship

Service has been in Joseph Mazzarella’s blood from a young age, going back to his days as a member of the Moriches Elementary School student council and extending throughout his time at William …

WF senior earns prestigious St. Joseph’s College Presidential Scholarship

William Floyd High School senior Ryleigh Pafitis has been selected to receive the prestigious Presidential Scholarship to attend St. Joseph’s College, a full-tuition scholarship for all four …
Suffolk County news

Newspaper publisher launches new magazine

The Long Island Advance, Suffolk County News and Islip Bulletin publisher Terry Tuthill has partnered with local publisher Thomas Graf in a new endeavor called Our Island Life. Editorial coordinator …

Student revitalizes 9/11 Memorial Garden

Patriotism and pride in school and community runs in his family, and that’s why Alexander Guastella, a William Floyd High School rising senior, chose to revitalize the 9/11 Memorial Garden at …

Clipping out crime, one barbershop at a time

  The Suffolk County Police Department Community Relations Bureau (CRB) and 7th Precinct recently hosted a Barber, Beauty & Books event at Jenny’s JNT Beauty Barbershop. The purpose …
Suffolk County

County wins historic opioid settlements

Settlement agreements with several defendants in the county’s pending opioid litigation were reached last week. They included Rite Aid, offering $1.5 million; CVS, offering $3.5 million, plus …
Brookhaven Town

On July 6, the Department of Environmental Conservation held a virtual meeting to receive input from the public before they conduct a three-year study on the potential for impacts to groundwater …

In anticipation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Elsa on Long Island, the Town of Brookhaven has announced that all Town Pools and Beaches will be closed on Friday, July 9. The storm is expected to …
The east side of the 50-acre Brookhaven Town property, located at 350 Horseblock Road in Yaphank, is the original landfill cell 1-4, which was capped and closed in the 1980s after collecting years of …
 In response to the high temperatures expected onWednesday, June 30, Brookhaven Town will extend the hours at Cedar Beach in Mt. Sinai (West and Main Beaches), West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook …
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