Environment
Volunteer workdays for invasive species removal

The volunteer workdays are available at the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. These workdays are a great opportunity for local residents to give back to the environment and help protect …

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Improvements coming to Mastic-Shirley LIRR station

A new shelter for passengers is among the changes coming to the Mastic-Shirley Long Island Rail Road station. The shelter will replace the existing station building, which has reached its useful …

Attorney General representatives meet with BLARG

Members of the Brookhaven Landfill Action & Remediation Group had a clear message when they met last week with officials from New York State attorney general Leticia James’s office. …
Local news

Mastic Beach woman shot after drive-by shooting of house

Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that injured a woman in Mastic Beach. Seventh Precinct officers responded to a report of multiple shots fired from the …

Shirley native checks over a fighter jet aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt

U.S. Navy Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Corey Papile, from Shirley, N.Y., inspects an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Fist of the Fleet” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25, on …

County considers facility for juvenile offenders

The Suffolk County Legislature unanimously voted to authorize the county attorney to start negotiations to purchase the former John J. Foley nursing home located at 4 Grover Drive, in Yaphank, for …

Town hosts Women’s Recognition Award recipients

On March 21, supervisor Daniel J. Panico and the Brookhaven Town Board were on hand to honor the recipients of the 2024 Women’s Recognition Awards at the 38th annual Women’s Recognition …
School news

WFMS seventh grader named SCMEA Private Scholarship recipient

William Floyd Middle School seventh-grade student Ryan Formato was recently selected as a recipient of the Suffolk County Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Private Study Scholarship for his …
Owners expect an early spring opening

New bagel store slated for old Spicy’s building

Shirley resident and owner of Freshy Fresh Bagels, Will Backhaus, and his son Joshua, 22, a William Floyd High School graduate, will open their second location at the former Spicy’s chicken …

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 …
Suffolk County news

$1 million awarded to GiGi’s Playhouse Long Island

During GiGi’s Playhouse’s third annual Black-tie Gala, held on March 16, congressman Andrew Garbarino (R) announced that he had secured a $1 million federal grant for the organization. …

Music icons to perform at Patchogue Theatre

You’ll have a hard time counting all the hit songs when three of music’s biggest stars get together to perform at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on April 12. The …

Colleges and universities rally behind suicide prevention legislation

New York State legislators are hearing loud voices coming from Long Island colleges and universities, who are demanding that recently proposed legislation for schools include provisions for higher …

Oysters take center stage at restoration conference

With the backdrop of the South Shore a window-view away, an array of biologists, council members, financial consultants, farmers, a town mayor, and citizens gathered at The View in Oakdale for some …
Brookhaven Town

Suffolk Cooperative Library System and St. Joseph’s University in Patchogue are partnering on a free event on Saturday, April 13, for young readers to hear from and meet some of their favorite …

Legis. Dominick Thorne (R) recently held a lithium-ion battery safety course at the Patchogue-Medford Library last week, alongside Suffolk County fire safety educators. Thorne has recently …
Town of Brookhaven supervisor Daniel J. Panico has announced that the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering Low-Interest Federal Assistance Loans to eligible Long Island …
In honor of World Water Day, Suffolk County executive Ed Romaine recently launched the Suffolk County Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program and Land Stewardship Initiatives, known as …
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