Environment
The breach management plan

The National Park Service (NPS) initiated the planning process in 2015 to support a decision on how best to manage the breach that was created within the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness …

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Shoring up the barrier island

New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced investments in Fire Island Resiliency projects to protect barrier island communities from extreme weather. After assessing the beach damage, …

Celebrate the ‘Ladies of Motown’

From a recording studio in a tiny house on Detroit’s West Grand Boulevard, Berry Gordy’s Motown record label churned out, assembly line-style, an amazing list of iconic songs like …
Local news

William Floyd dominates at Section XI state qualifiers

William Floyd boys varsity winter track had a tremendous showing last week at the Section XI State Qualifier Meet at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Three talented Colonials finished …

Great South Bay Music Fest line-up announced

The Great South Bay Music Festival is back for their 16th anniversary. The four-day music and arts festival presented by Voodoo Ranger, will return to the newly revamped waterfront at Shorefront Park …
OP-ED

From homeless to hip-hop legend

A lot of famous stories have been associated with the connotation, “I was once homeless.” Because it makes such a great rag to riches story, “I was once homeless” seems to be …
SPORTS

Colonials complete undefeated season

The William Floyd Colonials boys’ varsity basketball team erased a 15-point deficit and defeated Brentwood by a score of 55-54 to complete their undefeated regular season this week. The …
School news

Diamond notes!

Patchogue-Medford High School Class of 2023 and first-round pick Josh Knoth is slated to be the opening-day starter in the Arizona Rookie League for the Milwaukee Brewers. Also, this year’s …

WF basketball wins second consecutive league title

The William Floyd Colonials boys' varsity basketball team defeated Walt Whitman on Saturday, Feb. 3, by a score of 74-40 to clinch their second consecutive League I title! They are currently 18-0 …
SPORTS

A friendly volleyball tournament

William Paca Middle School teachers recently participated in a friendly volleyball tournament against Suffolk County Police Department’s 7th Precinct COPE (Community Oriented Police …
Suffolk County news

Fire Island to Montauk Point fact sheet

The authorized project provides for hurricane protection and beach erosion control along five reaches of the south shore of Long Island between Fire Island Inlet and Montauk Point, a distance of …

Town gives tips to stay safe in Tuesday’s snow

A winter storm warning is in effect for the South Shore from 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, as heavy snow is expected to accumulate. The Town of Islip is projected to receive 5 to 10 …

My pet, the therapist

Some people were born to be doctors, lawyers, artists, or athletes, and some animals were born to be therapy animals—comforting strangers, building community, and bringing joy to all they …
REVIEW

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ is a gorgeous production

Gateway’s musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” opened in Bellport on Friday, buoyed by a radiance that poured forth from every actor, with Bruce Winant as Tevye at the helm, spinning the …
Brookhaven Town

Students, council members, friends and family alike gathered at the Brookhaven Town Hall to enjoy a sense of community and celebrate Black History Month, which runs through February. Despite the cold …

Patchogue-Medford alum Marcus Stroman will be on the pitcher’s mound at Yankee Stadium this coming season pitching for the home team. The two-time All-Star signed with the Yankees for two …
It may have been raining cats and dogs on Sunday, but Saturday was a good day to go home with one. Last Chance Animal Rescue hosted two of their weekly pet adoption events in Patchogue on …
On Jan. 18, Town of Brookhaven supervisor Daniel J. Panico announced the appointment of councilman Neil Foley (R-5th District) to serve as deputy supervisor for Town of Brookhaven. Foley elected …
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