Environment
River otters confirmed in South Shore waters

Seatuck Environmental Association in Islip has discovered that the population of the North American river otter—a mammal once near extinction on Long Island—could be on the …

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WILLIAM FLOYD SCHOOL DISTRICT

Nat. Junior Honor Society thanks bus drivers, patrons for service

  The William Paca Middle School National Junior Honor Society recently expressed their gratitude to bus drivers and matrons from First Student Transportation and Durham School Services, the …
SUFFOLK COUNTY

Grieving without gathering: How funeral homes helped families during COVID-19

During the height of the pandemic last year, while so many people were at home quarantining with their families, one profession faced the toll of COVID-19 head-on. “That was a scary time for …
Local news

Recycled glass to be used in concrete

On June 1, Supervisor Ed Romaine visited the Town of Brookhaven’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) during installation of concrete rings manufactured using pulverized, recycled glass …

Town designated as Tree City USA

The Arbor Day Foundation announced that the Town of Brookhaven has been designated as a 2020 Tree City USA. This is the fifth time that the Town has received the award because of the its effort to …
MASTIC BEACH

County, EAC Network to host car seat safety event this week

As of November 2019, New York State law requires all children under 2 years of age to ride in a rear-facing car seat.  With this in mind, the Suffolk County Police Department 7th Precinct …
MASTIC BEACH

UPDATE: Human remains found in Mastic Beach marsh identified

Suffolk County detectives are investigating a situation after a human skeleton was found in a marsh area in Mastic Beach on Sunday afternoon. Reports said that Seventh Precinct officers responded …
School news
SHIRLEY

Medical Club wins $1,000 ‘Spark! Challenge’ prize

The William Floyd High School Medical Club, under the guidance of science teacher Terri Randall, recently participated in the Northwell Health “Spark! Challenge: Healthcare Heroes,” a …
SHIRLEY

Floyd nurse elected president of NYS Association of School Nurses

Jacki O’Donnell, the lead nurse for the William Floyd School District, was elected to serve as president of the New York State Association of School Nurses (NYSASN) earlier this school year, a …
William Floyd School District

Eighth grade athlete shines bright on high school varsity team

It’s been quite the year for Zariel Macchia, an eighth-grade student-athlete from William Floyd Middle School, who runs for the high school girls varsity cross country team. In a three-week span, …
Suffolk County news
SUFFOLK COUNTY

Suffolk County, SBU to host virtual COVID-19 vaccine Q&A

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Suffolk County Office of Minority Health and Stony Brook University Medicine may be able to help. Tune into the virutal COVID-19 Questions and Answers …
SUFFOLK COUNTY

County's inaugural youth week to highlight young Suffolk residents

Suffolk County officials aim to celebrate young Suffolk residents in the next few days during its inaugural “Youth Week.” The week of events from May 16 to 23 includes a job fair, an …
SUFFOLK COUNTY

Understanding the future of digital currency

This past Wednesday, Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone hosted cryptocurrency mogul Brock Pierce for a roundtable discussion with community leaders on the impact and future of …
SUFFOLK COUNTY

Court ruling permits Browning to run for County Legislature

The New York State Appellate Court issued a pro-voter ruling on May 5, permitting former Legislator Kate Browning to run for the Suffolk County Legislature Third District. The Suffolk County GOP …
Brookhaven Town

WILLIAM FLOYD SCHOOL DISTRICTVALEDICTORIANChristian Reilly, 17, from Mastic will be attending Stony Brook University to study biology after completing his high school career at William Floyd High …

Recycling and reusing our food scraps is a logical, economical and an efficient way to address climate change as well as local waste management challenges. Have you ever wondered what happens to …
PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD SCHOOLSThere are seven candidates running at-large for three open seats. Anthony O’Brien is not running again. The other two incumbents are Marc Negrin and Bernadette Smith. …
Brookhaven Town supervisor Ed Romaine and members of the town council today announced the successful completion of a COVID-19 vaccination Point of Delivery (POD) at the Rose Caracappa Senior Citizen …
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