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As part of Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk’s mission to help families achieve their dreams of homeownership, the nonprofit organization held a Home Dedication and Key Presentation Ceremony …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Patriotism and pride in school and community runs in his family, and that’s why Alexander Guastella, a William Floyd High School rising senior, chose to revitalize the 9/11 Memorial Garden at …

  The Suffolk County Police Department Community Relations Bureau (CRB) and 7th Precinct recently hosted a Barber, Beauty & Books event at Jenny’s JNT Beauty Barbershop. The purpose …

Settlement agreements with several defendants in the county’s pending opioid litigation were reached last week. They included Rite Aid, offering $1.5 million; CVS, offering $3.5 million, plus …

The Suffolk County Radio Club recently hosted Amateur Radio Field Day in Shirley, an annual, nationwide event where amateur radio operators—also known as “hams”—attempt to …

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