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The Floyd Estate and slavery

Their names were Jack, Harry, Elijah, Rachel, Abby, Gin, Ebo and Phillip.   There are bills for their shoes, the fabric for their clothing, and medicine when required.   They were the …

Local state senators Alexis Weik (R-8th District) and Dean Murray (R-3rd District), along with 13 other senators, submitted a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul urging her to rescind the electric bus …

A winter storm warning is in effect for the South Shore from 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, as heavy snow is expected to accumulate. The Town of Islip is projected to receive 5 to 10 …

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 …

The Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library has announced an addition to its Board of Trustees. Following the resignation of Nancy Marks, the library board has appointed Chris Ricciardi, a …

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 first-place William Floyd boys’ varsity basketball team continues to roll in their undefeated season as they defeated Patchogue-Medford by a score of 90-53. With the win, the Colonials …

On Saturday, Jan. 13, the Patchogue Arts Council debuted their new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Terry Street, “A Tapestry of Contemporary African Art.” The exhibit …

NYS Sen. Dean Murray joined his Senate and Assembly colleagues, along with Suffolk County district attorney Raymond Tierney, Nassau County district attorney Anne T. Donnelly, various law enforcement …

William Floyd High School senior Kayla Gilmore broke the girls’ varsity basketball program’s all-time points scored record this past weekend when she drilled a three-point jump-shot early …

The National Park Service (NPS) announced that deer removal operations, approved through the Fire Island National Seashore White-tailed Deer Management Plan, will be implemented during the months of …

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 …

On Saturday, Dec. 16, the William Floyd United Teachers (WFUT) hosted a 1,000-coat giveaway in collaboration with Helpsy, a clothing recycling organization, to help provide a little extra warmth to …

The William Floyd boys varsity basketball team took a dominating 78-16 win over Central Islip last week. The Colonials are off to a great start this season, owning a perfect 5-0 overall record and, …

Area fire departments held elections on Tuesday, Dec.12. Here are the results: Bellport Elected new comer John Mehrkens with 79 votes to incumbent Paul Newman’s 42 votes for a …

Several area fire departments are holding elections on Dec. 12. Here are the candidates. Bellport Paul Neumann (incumbent) is running against John Mehrkens for a five-year term.Election is …

Every year, Bellport’s Lighthouse Mission teams up with the South Country School District’s social workers and hands out thousands of free gifts to local families in need.  Each …

The  Long Island Advance  is once again requesting nominations to award one individual for our newly renamed “Inspiration Award.” Candidates for the award should include …

The William Floyd Colonials’ bid for a sixth Long Island championship came up short, as William Floyd lost to Massapequa, 35-7. The Colonials finished the regular season and playoffs with …

This year, Patrick “PJ” Balzer and his wife, Catherine Gutierrez, of The Kings Kids Christian Outreach in Mastic Beach, provided meals for those in need this Thanksgiving. He and his …

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