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New resource guide available for Suffolk veterans

Suffolk County officially announced on Tuesday its new Veterans Resource Guide: a compiled document of resources throughout the county for veterans. The guide is available in print and online from …

In the most gracious of parenting efforts, Amy Teplitz has ingrained in her children that vacation time is not only for rest and relaxation of self, but also for charity of the soul. While the …

A living legend, Pam Raymond’s life story is one for a sweeping Lifetime biopic. In a casual interview with her, the rich and famous lives she has encountered and mingled with are enough to …

This year our readers helped us raise a total of $1,600 through our Holiday Greeting Fund in support of the Chestene M. Coverdale Sayville Food Pantry. Earlier this week, we presented the pantry with …

The best way to describe Eileen Tyznar’s role in the community would be “fairy godmother.” As someone who has enough titles to fill the calendars of at least five other …

The greatest gift to any artist is an audience. One of the hardest challenges to being an artist is staying an artist because the passion tends to die without anyone reinforcing the work. Ryan …

This past November, Frank Bollerman rose to the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Bayport Troop 130. Joining three other men in his family, Frank is the fourth Eagle Scout in the Bollerman clan to …

A mere 12-year-old, Jessie Rees preached “Never Ever Give Up” (NEGU) in her heroic battle against childhood cancer.  Sixteen-year-old Sayville teen Matthew Zender, who also adopted …

Giving back to the community that has grown and supported them, Momo’s Too pub owner, Rich Comunale, and Island Life apparel proprietor, Bill Davis, wanted to make Christmas extra special this …

Angels of Long Island was started five years ago by Debbie Loesch in response to a tragedy in a friend’s family. Someone’s young granddaughter was without clothing or supplies for her new …

When the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall 433 needed to have their attic stairs and door repaired, they only had to look next door to the Sayville Community Ambulance for help. Frank Sinisi, 56, a …

Santa Claus came for a picture-perfect visit to the old-English-style pub, Crickets, with the help of the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce and Douglas Elliman Realtors. For over 20 years, …

Celebrating Sayville’s rich and enveloping Dutch and sea-faring heritage, the Long Island Maritime Museum held its “’Tis the Season” event on Saturday, Dec. 7, offering guided …

The West Sayville Fire Department is the heart and soul of the community. Their membership has never been stronger. In this regard and so many others, they are bucking the trend. Why? Meet the West …

By Gary A. Schaum   It has been a good season for the Flying Dutchmen Drill Team of the West Sayville Fire Department, with four tournament victories: Long Island Invitational Champions, …

When the live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” was announced, I, and almost every other woman in her early 30s, rejoiced and shared the news on Facebook. One of a handful of …

The Bayport-Blue Point community Lions Club will host its 14th annual coat drive to help community members in need of some extra warmth this holiday season.  Started in the winter of 2005, …

Taking advantage of the entertaining pull of next weekend’s Army-Navy college football game, a group of Sayville residents joined forces to raise money for the LT Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL …

Each year, The Suffolk County News recognizes the volunteer work of outstanding local residents and organizations. These are the folks who work diligently and passionately on community and charity …

While starting high school carries with it the burden of new beginnings, Bohemia resident Marina Duszak, at age 14, was faced with what she thought might be the end of her running career—a …

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