Environment
Governor ‘indefinitely delays’ congestion pricing in Manhattan

Last week, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) declared an “indefinite delay” in the implementation of congestion pricing for drivers entering New York City that was due to begin June 30. The …

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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 two three-year terms commencing July 1, 2024, …

William Floyd passes budget with slight increase

At the April 16 budget adoption meeting, the William Floyd Board of Education adopted its proposed budget for the 2024-25 school year, which calls for a slight increase of less than one percent (0.99 …
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SPORTS

WFHS boys and girls varsity track and field set records in 4x400-meter relay

Lightning sometimes does strike twice! On back-to-back days, the boys varsity and girls varsity 4x400-meter relay teams set new school records at the New York State Championship qualifying …

A great ‘Gatsby’ prom

William Floyd High School seniors celebrated their prom on Friday, June 7, at Villa Lombardi’s. This year’s theme was “Gatsby.” About 500 students in good standing that …

Lithium-ion battery safety bill passes

Last week, Suffolk County Legis. Dominick Thorne (LD 7) was joined by fellow county officials and representatives of the fire, rescue and emergency services community to announce the passage of …

Get your gyros here!

This month, June 28 through 30, the St. John’s Greek Festival will return for food, pastries, and Greek traditions. The event has been a mainstay annual event in Blue Point for over 40 years. …
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. …
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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 …

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 …
Brookhaven Town

The Center Moriches Methodist Church will be hosting a dedication ceremony for the renovation of their 1800s cemetery. The event will be held on June 22 at 10 a.m. at the cemetery …

Get out your blue jeans and cowboy boots because Angels of Long Island is having a country-western hoedown fundraiser. The event is Thursday, June 6 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Simplay, 180 …
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 …
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 …
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