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Redistricting Commission set to redraw legislative and congressional lines

The New York State Independent Redistricting Commission met virtually on Sept. 9 to discuss the helpfulness of public hearings as well as plan for their first in-person meeting on Sept. 15. Back …

I am a born and bred Long Islander. I was raised on Billy Joel and ate EBC SPK’s while staring at the glittering Great South Bay. I love Long Island and despite its incurably high cost of …

The building is abandoned and scheduled to be demolished, but still got a paint job. “After many years of neglect by the MTA of the Shirley train station, our Chamber of Commerce will be …

According to councilman Dan Panico, Damianos Realty Group, the owners of the Floyd Harbor Retail Center at 855 Montauk Highway, have filed to add Northwell Health to fill the vacant space adjacent to …

This year is the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and as such, many towns and organizations are holding ceremonies and events to honor the lives lost. Here is a list of some local …

PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act, sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis, has recently passed the Senate and the House, allowing insurance benefits to cover service dog expenses for veterans with …

On Aug. 16, Dress for Success Brookhaven presented more than 100 brand-new women’s bras to Madonna Heights homeless shelter for women and teens. The bras were donated by Victoria’s Secret …

Students head back to school in a week, and, just as in previous generations, they’ll show off their new backpacks, lunchboxes, and folders to friends, asking to see the friend’s new …

When Yuleisy Lanns decided to create a balloon garland decoration for her birthday party, she never imagined things would “pop off” the way they have. Now, two months after testing the …

In the past month, many beaches on Fire Island have closed temporarily due to shark sightings close to shore. The sharks are drawn in due to massive schools of bunker, or menhaden, that gather. …

On August 24, Councilman Dan Panico (left) and County Legislator Jim Mazarella (right) were on-hand when the Town of Brookhaven demolished a vacant and abandoned “zombie house” at 108 …

The Long Island Advance, Suffolk County News and Islip Bulletin publisher Terry Tuthill has partnered with local publisher Thomas Graf in a new endeavor called Our Island Life. Editorial coordinator …

Philippine Sea—On Aug. 7, Aviation Structural Mechanic Patrick Gross, from Mastic Beach, N.Y., carried a fold poll aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18), …

The Islip Town Board Meetings returned to in-person sessions on Tuesday, Aug. 10, and community members took full advantage to voice concerns about ongoing issues in their respective …

Back to school can be incredibly stressful; combine that with the uncertainty of COVID-19, and children have enough to worry about than where to get a backpack and supplies. To ease that burden …

On Tuesday, Aug. 3, the Suffolk County Police Department’s 7th Precinct and the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library hosted a National Night Out event at the William Floyd High School …

Two men, who were swimming in the water at Smith Point Beach, were struck by a large wave at approximately 7:55 p.m. on August 6. One of the men made it back to the shore and the other was pulled out …

Maura Spery wants to see more kids down by the water enjoying nature. However, Spery, former Mastic Beach mayor and current chairperson for the board of directors for the Mastic Beach Conservancy, is …

On July 31, supervisor Ed Romaine was on hand to celebrate the Mastic Beach Property Owners Association Summer Fest. The event, which was held on the grounds adjacent to the association’s …

By Amy E. Loeb, EdD, MBA, RN, executive director at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead The vaccine rollout throughout New York, and especially Long Island, has been a success. Nearly …

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