Salary hikes, rifle range contracts and more airport news

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tuesday’s Islip Town Board meeting featured a busy agenda that included further upgrades and funding at Long Island MacArthur Airport, a group of bond resolutions, amendments to the 2016 capital budget, the scheduling of a public hearing regarding increased salaries for public officials, and approval of a contract between the U.S. Marshals Service and the Islip Pistol and Rifle Range.

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Airline lottery tickets

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last week, Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter gathered with representatives of AutoPlane, LLC and Southwest Airlines for an inaugural sweepstakes ceremony determining the winner of two free round-trip tickets to any Southwest-serviced airport.

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Sini appointed SCPD Commissioner

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Tuesday, the Suffolk County Legislature voted to approve the appointment of Timothy D. Sini to the position of commissioner of the Suffolk County Police Department. The appointment passed 14-3 with one abstention.

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Warming chowder and a frostbite sail

Story By: MONICA MUSETTI-CARLIN
2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

When the weather gets snowy, the chowders start cooking at the 17th annual Long Island Chowder Contest, which was hosted by the Snapper Inn this past Saturday.

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A ‘visionary’ is rediscovered

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last Sunday afternoon, the Islip Art Museum hosted a formal reception for its current main exhibition, titled “Transformations of a Visionary: Paul Mommer”. The display, which runs until March 13, offers an endearing, comprehensive retrospective of a highly regarded and widely renowned, yet largely forgotten artist from another time.

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Last home game

Story By: STAFF WRITER
2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Feb. 4, the Golden Flashes boys basketball team pulled off another big win during Senior Night at their last home game.

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T-Birds end a great season

Story By: STAFF WRITER
2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

After snow had canceled their game the night before, the Connetquot High School boys basketball team and coach Kyle Black were relieved to be back on the court on Feb. 6.

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FINS deer management plan sparks ire

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Over the past several years, Fire Island National Seashore has been researching a management plan for the overabundant white tailed deer that they say pose a threat to the ecosystem on the barrier island. The recently released plan has been met with fierce opposition.

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Handle deer with compassion

Story By: STAFF WRITER
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

There’s a lot of anger right now over how the National Park Service plans to handle the overpopulation of deer that park service personnel say are eating up and destroying the ecosystem on Fire Island. The current proposed plan would in part allow for a hunt to kill in the wilderness area of the barrier island.

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Two new officers now on the school board

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last week’s Bayport-Blue Point Board of Education Workshop meeting featured the official replacement of board president Anthony Sanseviro, who resigned from the position last month. Vice president Michael Miller took his seat, while Leonard Camarda ascended to his former position.

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