Crime
Mastic Beach man indicted after allegedly raping minor

A Mastic Beach man has been indicted for allegedly raping a minor last month, police reports said. Renato Oliva Garcia, 22, was arrested on March 17 for the alleged rape of a juvenile female at …

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SUFFOLK COUNTY

Rep. Lee Zeldin announces run for N.Y. Governor

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) today announced his campaign for Governor of New York in 2022 amid a series of alleged scandals surrounding Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Zeldin, 41, is the first member of …
SUFFOLK COUNTY

What to expect from Suffolk County's new police reform plan

Last Tuesday night, two days before Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered a deadline, the Suffolk County Legislature passed their Suffolk County Police Reform and Reinvention Task Force Report in a 16-1 vote. …
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SUFFOLK COUNTY

County’s Frank Guarino appointed to FASNY Board of Directors

Frank Guarino, of Suffolk, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY). Guarino was appointed to replace now FASNY second vice president …
BROOKHAVEN TOWN

The 'Great Brookhaven Clean Up' approaches

Supervisor Ed Romaine is asking residents to register now for the 13th annual Great Brookhaven Clean Up. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven's Department of Recycling and …
BROOKHAVEN TOWN

Third Legis. District special election scheduled for May 25

Former Legis. Rudy Sunderman’s (R-Mastic-Shirley) resignation was officially approved by the Suffolk County Legislature effective March 21. Pursuant to law, the vacancy must be filled by a …
MASTIC

Mastic man dead after being struck by vehicle

A Mastic man has died after he was struck by a car in the hamlet on Thursday, March 25, police reports said. At approximately 8:05 p.m., Jose Manual Diaz Orellana, 31, was walking across Titmus …
School news
WILLIAM FLOYD SCHOOL DISTRICT

Three Floyd musicians earn All-Eastern recognition

Three William Floyd High School student-musicians have earned All-Eastern recognition by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), an honor reserved for the best high school musicians …

Blast from the past: 20-year-old time capsule

Twenty years – that’s how long a kindergarten time capsule was safely tucked away at Moriches Elementary School, until principal Deirdre Redding recently discovered it in the back of a …
WILLIAM-FLOYD SCHOOL DISTRICT

HS club donates $650 to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

For the third consecutive year, the William Floyd High School Medical Club under the direction of science educator Terri Randall, raised and donated funds to help support the great work …
Suffolk County news
SUFFOLK COUNTY

County Legislature approves three-foot passage rule to protect cyclists

Drivers in Suffolk may soon have to practice social distancing following the recent approval of legislation requiring motorists to keep at least three feet of distance while passing a bicycle.The new …
Suffolk County

Don’t forget to stop, or pay the price

As of March 1, the Suffolk County School Bus Safety Program is now in effect. An effort is now being made to educate residents with up-to-date information regarding the new laws for passing a …
SUFFOLK COUNTY

Medford casino plans push forward

The Suffolk Off Track Betting Corporation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Suffolk Off Track Betting in Medford. A virtual public hearing on …
SUFFOLK COUNTY

Honoring local women veterans for their service

This Women’s History Month and the anniversary of the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve, we celebrate and honor notable local women in our community. The following are just some of …
Brookhaven Town

Suffolk County Republicans last week announced that Jim Mazzarella will run as the Republican and Conservative candidate for Suffolk’s Third Legislative District to succeed retiring GOP Legislator …

The Suffolk County Legislature approved an updated list of environmentally sensitive properties to be acquired in each town on Tuesday. Brookhaven Town has 22 parcels. Five are in the Carmans …
The Yaphank Landfill will close by 2024—Brookhaven supervisor Ed Romaine swears by it. Construction debris will be immediately ended, he said, and ash collection will phase out as the landfill …
Brookhaven Town was hit by a nor’easter earlier this month, leaving a foot of snow in its wake. There have been two more snowfalls since then, including one last week. That winter …
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