Excitement in the town boardroom

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Residents packed the Islip Town Board Meeting Tuesday afternoon, and many of them came forward to voice their displeasure with a new online reservation system implemented for the upcoming boating season at the Islip Town-owned Atlantique Marina on Fire Island. Later on, the board appointed a new Commissioner of Aviation and Transportation.

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Sacred Sites open house

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last weekend, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church on Middle Road opened their doors to the public to offer free, guided tours of the sanctuary. The event corresponded with the annual Sacred Sites Open House, which is a program with the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

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Ready for action

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Members from various Civil Air Patrol (CAP) units in Nassau and Suffolk County showed their numbers in support of Sunday’s “Celebration of Vintage Transportation” at the Bayport Aerodrome.

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Vintage wings and wheels

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Sunday, more than 2,500 people gathered the Bayport Aerodrome Society’s “Celebration of Vintage Transportation” event, featuring a wide range of vintage planes – a number of which took off from the grass runway – an antique and vintage bike show, an antique and vintage car show, live music, food and vendors, and even a raffle for a free biplane ride.

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Local Memorial Day parade lineups

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Honor the holiday. Find out the local Memorial Day Parades in your area.

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Honor the holiday

Story By: STAFF WRITER
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

As we prepare for all of the fun activities typically associated with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, many of us also intend to honor the true meaning of the holiday by attending parades and memorial services for Americans who paid the ultimate price defending our country. That’s a good thing.

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Creating found art from old wood

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Skip Acquaro takes planks of old wood and creates a new universe on their blank surfaces, particularly scenes of Davis Park. A life member of the Davis Park Fire Department and a public safety officer with the Town of Brookhaven, he’s hoping to show some of his artwork, including the three-dimensional 40-by-16-inch creation of the Davis Park Harbor Store at the firehouse this Memorial Day.

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FI deer management plan approved

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Earlier this month, the National Park Service approved a plan to handle the deer on the barrier island. The White Tail Deer Management Plan though, which had been met with considerable controversy since it was first announced, continues to draw criticism. That’s because the 67-page final Record of Decision that was released on May 3 still includes among a number of other methods of control, a hunt to kill deer in the Wilderness section of the island.

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Another option for sewers

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
5/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

At a recent Sayville Chamber of Commerce meeting, the guest speaker, Village of Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri, stated that a potentially viable alternative option for bringing long-awaited sewers to Sayville could be accomplished by linking up with Patchogue’s own sewage plant.

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All district budgets pass

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Taxpayers in our reader area turned out to vote on their school district budget and election of trustees.

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