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William Floyd High School senior selected for prestigious NROTC scholarship

William Floyd High School senior Geneva Smith has been selected to receive a full four-year Naval Reserve Officers Training (NROTC) scholarship, providing her the opportunity to bring her leadership …

They call themselves “Keepers of the Beach.” Every year, Long Island Beach Buggy Association members bury thousands of discarded Christmas trees on specific areas at Smith Point …

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 …

Around noon on June 1, in front of the Dunton Inn in East Patchogue, 77-year-old Marine veteran Roger Fonnest walked straight down the middle of South Country Road with his head held high. With …

A number of veterans’ organizations, fire departments, and community members have plans to remember those who have served. Below is a compiled list to attend a local Memorial Day ceremony on …

A number of veterans’ organizations, fire departments, and community members have plans to remember those who have served. Below is a compiled list to attend a local Memorial Day ceremony on …

On April 27, supervisor Dan Panico (sixth from right) and councilwoman Karen Dunne-Kesnig (fifth from right) attended the Mastic Beach Ambulance Company’s annual installation dinner held at …

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 …

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 …

“Trapper, this is not goodbye, it’s see you later,” Kirsten Holley said as she handed Trapper’s leash to Karen Steelman. Surrounded by loved ones and furry friends, three …

Suffolk County district attorney Raymond A. Tierney recently announced that Randell Hollman, 16, of East Patchogue, was sentenced to three to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary, …

Doing Something About It Inc. will hold its sixth annual Cultural Empowerment Event on March 2 at the Bellport Boys & Girls Club from 4 to 7 p.m. The event comes during Women’s History …

Patchogue-Medford High School Class of 2023 and first-round pick Josh Knoth is slated to be the opening-day starter in the Arizona Rookie League for the Milwaukee Brewers. Also, this year’s …

Bellport High School freshman Caitlin Maragioglio earned fourth place at the 2024 NYSPHAA Girls Wrestling Tournament. To earn the spot, she wrestled in six matches during the day-long state …

Students, council members, friends and family alike gathered at the Brookhaven Town Hall to enjoy a sense of community and celebrate Black History Month, which runs through February. Despite the cold …

It may have been raining cats and dogs on Sunday, but Saturday was a good day to go home with one. Last Chance Animal Rescue hosted two of their weekly pet adoption events in Patchogue on …

William Paca Middle School teachers recently participated in a friendly volleyball tournament against Suffolk County Police Department’s 7th Precinct COPE (Community Oriented Police …

Early on Jan. 10, a nor’easter brought in severe rain and strong winds, causing major flooding. Since then, Brookhaven Town supervisor Daniel J. Panico declared a state of emergency effective …

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has declared the Mastic Fire Department substation at Calabro Airport in Shirley a state Superfund site, after the chemicals PFOA and PFOS were …

Five days a week at 10 outreach posts throughout Suffolk County, Lighthouse Mission of Bellport serves hundreds of people by providing them with food, groceries, clothing and prayer. In 2023, …

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