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When hitchhiking became faux pas, Bruce Prehn set his sights on a new way to travel the country—carrying a red gas can. Now he hits the road as the Traveling Gas Can Man, raising money for …

Building back better  Despite the impacts of COVID-19 on our local economy, which included widespread business shutdowns, disruptions to various supply chains, and most notably a pause in …

As a nation mourned the loss of Gabby Petito, so did her community, coming together in true Bayport-Blue Point fashion to remember the life and legacy of a free spirit, taken too soon. Several …

On Sunday, Sept. 26, a public memorial was held at Moloney’s Funeral Home in Holbrook for Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old Bayport-Blue Point graduate whose remains were found at Bridger-Teton …

Earlier this month, just in time for the 20th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, newly appointed New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a citation to honor the members of the New York …

 William Floyd High School senior Ian Hua has been selected as a semifinalist in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, a prestigious honor reserved for less than one percent …

SCFRES will be showcasing its new UAV Team and drones with a demonstration of its capabilities during a Firefighter 1 and Ropes class during a showcase on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon. There …

On September 25, Supervisor Ed Romaine joined fourth grade students from Woodhull Elementary School in Shirley (right photo) and the Charles E. Walters School in Yaphank (left photo) at the Wertheim …

Jean will be honored as the 2021 Grand Marshal of the East Moriches Veterans Day Parade. She is a 90-year-old Korean war veteran. The Parade is Sunday, November 7, at 2 p.m. Jean Littman served in …

On Sept. 16, the Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM), part of the Department of the Interior, held its first of three virtual meetings on the Sunrise Wind Scoping Project. BOEM is taking public …

On Sept. 18, volunteers at Smith Point Beach in Shirley celebrated International Coastal Cleanup Day by ridding the beach of litter, fishing lines, and other forms of waste that pose a threat to the …

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 …

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