Dowling accreditation will be withdrawn

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Dowling College, which has been struggling to stay open since its initial closing earlier this month, received a report from the Middle States Accreditation Commission on High Education on Monday, indicating that they have decided to withdraw the institution’s accreditation, after August 31. The announcement comes less than a week after a hearing to keep accredited status that was held between Dowling’s president and the Commission on June 23.

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TNR, parking, and parking fees complaints

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

At Tuesday’s Islip Town Board Meeting, the board listened to further public input regarding a recent draft of an official Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program, heard community complaints surrounding new Bay Shore parking fees, input on safety issues surrounding Broadway Park in Sayville, and unanimously passed four bond resolutions.

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Special needs person alerts

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Monday, Susan Kleinman and Dana DeRuvo-Hanner, the founders of the Special Moms Network, hosted a meeting at the Bay Shore Fire Department to introduce a voluntary alert system that is designed to help first responders navigate the needs of special needs people: Special Needs Person on Premises Alert Form. This program, which is still in its infancy, will eventually be made available to all households.

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Private viewing at IAM

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last Saturday night, the Islip Arts Museum at Brookwood Hall (IAM) held a special reception as part of its IAM UP LATE Collaboration series with LIP – a free Long Island culture and arts magazine. The result was a successful, engaging, one-of-a-kind experience filled with live music, poetry, flow, and visual arts with contributions from a variety of local artists.

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Off to a great start

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6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Flying Dutchmen Drill Team from West Sayville Fire Department kicked off the 2016 firematic competition season vying among fifteen volunteer fire departments from Nassau and Suffolk Counties for top honors in the annual Long Island Invitational Drill hosted by the Lindenhurst Fire Department on June 4.

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Class of 2016

Story By: STAFF WRITER
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

High schools in our reader area sent off another graduating class last week. Read about the ceremonies and see more photos by clicking here.

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Will it remain open or will it close?

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Dowling students and staff are still waiting information on the fate of their college. A decision could come as early as today, June 23, when the Middle States Commission reviews the college for reaccreditation. In the meantime, certain changes have been made to accommodate students. However, faculty members remain unsure of their future at the college.

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A new cause for concern

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

At the Islip Town Planning Board Meeting last Thursday night, the board reserved decision on a request to increase the number of rooms and beds in a proposed assisted living facility on the southeast corner of Sunrise Highway and Broadway Avenue (445 Broadway Avenue). The vote came after residents voiced complaints about traffic, congestion, and safety issues in the surrounding area.

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A future driven by compassion

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

When the names of the top grads for Sayville High School’s Class of 2016 were released, valedictorian Jared Bergan said, “I was definitely surprised. I never assumed anything, just tried to do my personal best.

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Focused on helping others

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Senior Emily Sneddon, Sayville’s Class of 2016 salutatorian, has spent many hours hitting the books and taking part in a number of extracurricular school activities. And through it all, she still found time to volunteer to help others.

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