Environment
More county money for Avery Homestead

Suffolk County executive Ed Romaine signed a bill authorizing a $250,000 restoration to the 17th-century Avery Park Property in East Patchogue The resolution, introduced by Legis. Dominick …

Other top stories

Mastic Beach Conservancy installs two more cleanup stations

Mastic Beach Conservancy, in collaboration with Relic Sustainability, installed two cleanup stations in local Patriot’s Preserve and Shirley Beach on Thursday, April 11. These two stations …

Holocaust Remembrance Day on May 5

Temple Beth El will hold its second annual Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday, May 5. The observance, called “Yom Hashoah” in Hebrew, starts at 2 p.m. and is open to the community. …
Local news

Comedic thriller ‘The 39 Steps’ opens Saturday at Playcrafters

Bellport’s Playcrafters Theatre Company presents the comedic farce “The 39 Steps” for five performances starting Saturday, June 1. The play was adapted by Patrick Barlow from a …

‘Our Community Salutes’

Members of the armed forces and community honored Brookhaven Town high school seniors who enlisted in the military at a dinner in East Patchogue on May 15. Our Community Salutes (OCS) held its …

Scoring a first with commercial kelp farm

Sue Wicks tackled 40-mile-an-hour winds straight out of the east with a cold, sleety rain while harvesting kelp on Moriches Bay, the day of her interview. Her kelp and oyster farm, 3 acres, is …

Helping to establish kelp farms

Wendy Moore had a hand in helping Sue Wicks develop her kelp farm. She is also doing it for others. “Last fall, I drafted a slide deck explaining the infrastructure needed for …
School news

LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BOE ELECTIONS

WILLIAM FLOYD Two trustees seek re-election In the William Floyd School District, two trustees are up for re-election, including Jennifer Ng Heitman and Kevin Meyer. They are running unopposed for …

Local school budgets maintain programming

SOUTH COUNTRY Voters in the South Country School District will decide whether to approve a budget of just over $143 million for the 2024-2025 fiscal year, an increase of 1.54 percent from the …

Local singer on stage with Zach Bryan

Sarah Gross is a professional singer from Mastic Beach. She graduated from William Floyd in 2018 and performs at many venues on the island. Gross performed with Zach Bryan at UBS Arena in March. …
Suffolk County news

The lawn and the short of it

An early spring, and homeowners eager to celebrate it, has landscapers and their equipment out in force, waking the cicadas.  To better serve its citizens and preserve our …

Metal Recycling Day at the Tesla Science Center

It was a new kind of heavy metal event in Shoreham last Saturday. A Metal for Tesla event at the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe collected 329,000 pounds of metal during the first few hours …

Governor’s budget to restore state aid to Long Island schools

On Monday, April 22, New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that for the FY 2025 budget, she would be increasing school aid by $1.3 billion to nearly $36 billion, including $24.9 billion in …

Buffalo Wild Wings Go comes to Main Street

Earlier this week, on Tuesday, April 23, owners of the Shirley Buffalo Wild Wings went before the Patchogue Village Planning Board to consider an application for a Buffalo Wild Wings Go takeout …
Brookhaven Town

A number of veterans’ organizations, fire departments, and community members have plans to remember those who have served. Below is a compiled list to attend a local Memorial Day ceremony on …

William Floyd High School principal Philip Scotto recently conferred the Principal’s Award to the top 10 students for the William Floyd High School Class of 2024. This year’s …
Over the past weekend, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested five impaired drivers for driving while intoxicated (DWI). One of these drivers was charged with aggravated DWI as one …
On April 27, supervisor Dan Panico (sixth from right) and councilwoman Karen Dunne-Kesnig (fifth from right) attended the Mastic Beach Ambulance Company’s annual installation dinner held at …
X