COVID-19
Fighting vaccine skepticism
In an effort to combat the skepticism associated with the COVID-19 vaccine, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer has requested the …
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'Feels like divine intervention’: Local theatre reps plan performances following NYS announcement
When the lights went dim on Broadway last year, local theatres followed suit. A sunken quiet ripped across the South Shore and the …
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Vaccine eligibility continues to expand in NY
New York residents aged 60 and above are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine – and by May, all adults may be …
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Suffolk County News
SUFFOLK COUNTY

New boating company launches private events, charters on Great South Bay

In the Prohibition era, many vessels were used to smuggle alcohol from overseas to the United States. A sign of the times, one of those rumrunners was nicknamed the Running Wild.Today, it's the …
SUFFOLK COUNTY

Grieving without gathering: How funeral homes helped families during COVID-19

During the height of the pandemic last year, while so many people were at home quarantining with their families, one profession faced the toll of COVID-19 head-on. “That was a scary time for …
SUFFOLK COUNTY

Understanding the future of digital currency

This past Wednesday, Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone hosted cryptocurrency mogul Brock Pierce for a roundtable discussion with community leaders on the impact and future of …
Bayport News
BAYPORT BLUE-POINT

Meet BBP’s new mascot, G. Raffe

Georgette Raffe (G. Raffe) has been living her best life, making influencer stops all over Bayport, Blue Point and Patchogue, and even made a trip into New York City!On Monday, May 10, Georgette was …
BAYPORT BLUE-POINT

Q&A: Bayport Blue-Point BOE candidates

Elizabeth Cavuto vs. Adrienne Cirone, for trustee Julia Pendola (uncontested), for trustee Cavuto has lived in Bayport for almost 11 years and has two children in the district (one in middle …
SAYVILLE

Sayville Civic's Derby fundraiser a success

With a perfect spring day as the backdrop for the Greater Sayville Civic Association’s Kentucky Derby fundraiser, over 150 people came out in support of the community group’s ongoing work …
Food & Drink
A little Paris in Sayville
The storefront at 52 South Main Street beckons with a welcoming, “Hello, come in Madame, Mademoiselle, Monsieur!” vibe. There are …
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Tasty treats up for grabs at Sayville Farmer's Market opening
The season has started for the Sayville Farmers Market with its inaugural bazaar on Saturday, May 1. Over 20 vendors were in …
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Sayville's Little Free Food Pantry gets a second location
The five Sayville High School freshmen, Loghan McNamara, Molly Brady, Courtney Thornton, Ellie Sheehan, Molly Brady and Fallon …
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REVIEW: New Momo’s menu hits the spot
A staple of Bayport’s nightlife and a haven for end-of-the-day drinks, Momo’s Too is the quintessential sports bar that …
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All-hands-on-deck for local businesses
As the pandemic closures round the corner to its exact one-year anniversary, local business owners have braced for and survived …
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Former Flo's eatery in Patchogue seeks new tenant
The site of the former Flo's Luncheonette at 38 West Main Street in Patchogue is currently up for lease. According to NAI Long …
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School News

Q&A: Connetquot's BOE candidates

Candidates: Marissol Mallon Brian Murphy Eileen Panico (incumbent, president) Sarah Smith Mark Warshaw (incumbent, vice president) ***Please note that Connetquot School District’s …

Arts
Standing in one corner was an ancient, upright black vacuum cleaner that looked like a transmogrification of Darth Vader. “I believe it was one of the first electric vacuum cleaners,” said …
Construction staff was directing traffic in front of the new Bayport-Blue Point Library. “They’re installing a new fire suppression water line under the road,” explained Gary Block, Park East …
The Shabby Tabby Cat Café moved to its spacious new digs on Main Street and had their official ribbon-cutting ceremony, held by the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce, on Saturday, May …
Hometown Heroes
Linda Craig’s mom, Donalee Verry, “was the best nurse I ever worked with and the reason I became a nurse.” Verry was a utility nurse who handled every unit wearing her crisp …
Patti Collins started as a dining room server at The Bristal Assisted Living at Sayville. “I worked early morning,” Collins said. “You get to know the residents’ likes, so it …
In conjunction with the Town of Islip initiative of “going purple” for the month of September, Razing Hair in Bayport, an upscale salon on Montauk Highway, held a kickoff event on …
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