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Beached boat!

Monday, Sept. 5, Labor Day, there were reports of a large boat beached at the new inlet just west of Smith Point Park. Local photographer Stephen Borghardt snapped these drone shots of the boat. …

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Twenty-one years later, let us once again remember that fateful day

A list of 9/11 remembrance ceremonies near you to pay homage. This Sunday, many of our local heroes will be paying tribute to those who lost, or risked, their lives on that unforgettable day, as …

Party with a purpose: Help save the Great South Bay

Don’t miss out on the fourth annual Mayor’s Cup Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10, celebrating our ongoing efforts to protect and preserve the Great South Bay for future generations to …
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Smith Point Bridge clearances

The project, which will replace the existing bridge with a high-level fixed bridge, is expected to have a 75-year lifespan. The replacement bridge will be constructed on a new alignment, located …

‘Hey Long Island… Do U Remember?’

Since it was first created 14 years ago, the Facebook group “Hey Long Island Do U Remember?” has grown to 160,000 strong. The group was created and is run by Stacy Mandel Kaplan, Kimberly …

America’s fastest-growing sport is a fun ‘fit’ for all ages

Many people have found themselves in a pickle after coming out of the past couple of years of pandemic restrictions, carrying what has become known as the “Quarantine 15” (or more). …

Welcome back, William Floyd

At the William Floyd School District, all students returned to school on Wednesday, Aug. 31, for grades K-9. The first day served as a Freshman Only Day at the high-school level, allowing …
School news

Trumpet player selected for prestigious SCMEA scholarship

William Floyd Middle School eighth grader and trumpet player Jack Meyer recently received a $500 Suffolk County Music Educators Association (SCMEA) scholarship to go toward summer study. This …

A perfect season for Floyd tennis

The No. 1 seeded William Floyd Colonials girls’ varsity tennis team continues their perfect season with a 5-2 playoff victory over No. 4 Sachem on Monday afternoon! This victory, the second in …
Suffolk County news

What’s that smell?

It can only be described as a raw sewage smell with a hint of sea. South Patchogue residents, especially those located near the Davis Park Ferry Terminal, are complaining, largely on social media, …

Know your congressional district

Due to the new New York State congressional maps, many local residents are now in District 2 rather than District 1. Communities that were formerly in CD 1 and are now in CD 2 include Medford, …

Know before you vote

An important change regarding absentee voting will be in effect for the upcoming August primary as well as the November general election. Effective Jan. 1, 2022, an eligible voter may not cast a …

Town releases proposed maps

As per Brookhaven Town code, the lines must be redistricted every 10 years, after council districts were formed in 2000. The requirement, according to town officials, ensures equal representation as …
Brookhaven Town

Town of Brookhaven residents voted to pass seven referendums on Aug. 9 for the special-use districts that fund the not-for-profit ambulance companies in the Town of Brookhaven to modify the existing …

On Thursday, June 9, the Town of Brookhaven held an open house at the Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center in Blue Point for the new Local Waterfront Revitalization Program funded by the New York …
The William Floyd Athletic Department recently held its annual spring signing day ceremony to celebrate the 32 senior student-athletes who will compete in athletics next year at the collegiate level. …
On Thursday, May 19, the Mastic Park Civic Association held a meeting, with town councilman Dan Panico in attendance, to answer community questions and update residents about the latest news from the …
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