SJB High School in its 50th year

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Just in time for its 50th anniversary celebration, St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip recently completed the renovation of a brand new library. The $1.4 million facility is set to keep St. John’s on the cutting edge of advancements in education while benefitting the entire school community with its unique aspect and ability to support all academic and co-curricular programs.

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Islip Town might look to pierce tax cap

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

A variety of topics and issues were covered at Tuesday night’s Islip Town Board Meeting, including the status of the Roberto Clemente Park cleanup, the possibility of piercing this year’s state tax cap, a new Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Facility (ARFF) at Long Island MacArthur Airport, the appointment of a new Town Attorney, and various ongoing quality of life issues for residents.

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On a mission to preserve history

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

The dozen or so active members of the Oakdale Historical Society met on Tuesday evening with Sarah Kautz, preservation director for the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, to brainstorm ideas and actions that could save the former estate of William K. Vanderbilt, from possible demolition. Though there are no plans for that to happen at this time, after the demise of Dowling College that had occupied the estate, society members became concerned about the future of the site.

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A tree is felled in Sayville

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

An old copper beach tree that stood in a parking lot on Main Street for many years is no more. Last week, the tree was cut down while passersby were stopped in their tracks in shock watching the leafy limbs toppling to the ground.

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Charity begins at home

Story By: STAFF WRITER
9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Homecoming 2016 was an invasion of Great Empires advancing through Main Street. Each class float, decorated in the brightly colored tissue paper, was accompanied by supporting class members who demonstrated lively spirit.

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Some wore blue; some wore gray

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last weekend, Co. K of the 67th New York Volunteer Infantry successfully hosted its 8th Annual Civil War Weekend at the Islip Grange.

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Social change in art

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Sunday, the Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts (BAFFA) held an opening reception for the opening of an art exhibit featuring the paintings of abstract expressionist Janene Gentile inside its gallery space at 47 Gillette Avenue. The paintings will be viewable at the gallery through September 24.

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Sewers are coming soon

Story By: STAFF WRITER
9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Wednesday afternoon, plans were announced to sewer low lying areas along the Great South Bay.

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Addressing the Grand Canal

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Grand Canal in Oakdale, on the Idle Hour estate of William K. Vanderbilt, has been the subject of the county’s “Grand Canal Ecological and Public Health Assessment”, which was recently released and will be discussed in a public meeting on Thursday, September 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Suburban lawsuit

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Some of the residents of Ort Court were shocked recently after opening correspondence from an attorney. The papers served were for a lawsuit generated by builder Ross Cassata who owns the property directly adjacent to the nine homes he had served with papers.

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