SUFFOLK COUNTY
Even more historical books to read
Each week, reporter and history-lover Mariana Dominguez visits a historical location on the South Shore or attends a local lecture on …
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‘Fever Spores: The Queer Reclamation of William S. Burroughs’
William S. Burroughs is a complicated icon. A literary trailblazer who killed his wife. A revolutionary of the beat writers who came …
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Great South Bay Music Fest makes its comeback!
Long Island’s largest and longest-running four-day music festival is finally back. Presented by the Blue Point Brewing Co., …
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Sayville

Glamorous gowns and tidy tuxedos for prom night

A glamorous weekend with Bayport-Blue Point, Sayville, and Connetquot high schools all hosting proms, the Class of 2022 got together for their last party of the school year (or first party of summer, …

Purple and gold, caps and gowns

The Sayville High School graduation was held on June 24 with purple and gold gowns adorning the field. The Class of 2022 celebrated together at the end of the ceremony with caps tossed into the air.

Man Arrested For Violent Acts Against Employees at Sayville Movie Theater

On Tuesday, June 21, Suffolk County Police  arrested an East Islip man who committed violent acts against two movie theater employees, including a teenager, outside a Sayville movie theater this …
Bayport

Bayport-Blue Point’s Class of 2022

The Bayport-Blue Point High School football field was a sea of gold and white as the Class of 2022 processed to their seats, surrounded by proud family and district staff, during the district’s …

Racist graffiti found in local high school

On Tuesday, June 14, the Bayport-Blue Point School District sent out a letter to parents regarding actions to be taken in connection with racist graffiti scrawled in multiple boys’ bathrooms at …

Bayport-Blue Point students celebrate the flag

the flag Sylvan Avenue Elementary School students were a sea of red, white and blue as they congregated at the front entrance with their American flags held high during the school’s annual …
Food & Drink
Dip in this summer
As the summer season kicks into full gear, backyards will soon be filled for barbecues and pool days. While hamburgers and hot dogs …
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Bloomsday literary holiday
Celebrating the literary tradition and glamour of the legendary James Joyce, the Patchogue Arts Council in partnership with the James …
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High-flying art at aerodrome
The Bayport Aerodrome Society held its annual pancake breakfast this Sunday, May 22, with members donning short-order cooks titles and …
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Plenty of treats and fresh veggies, too
The Sayville farmers’ market is in full swing and will be held at the Islip Grange on Broadway until the end of fall. One of …
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Zone change for Starbucks drive-thru approved
During a zone changing meeting at the Town of Islip, Town Hall East, a 4-1 vote passed the request of Starbucks, represented by Steve …
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Parkville Plaza Deli grand opening
Sayville’s beloved Parkville Plaza Deli had its grand opening on Friday, April 15. Opening up at 5 a.m., Suffolk County …
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School News

2022 graduate wins civic group scholarship

The Oakdale Historical Society scholarship winner for 2022 was Connetquot 2022 graduate Zachary Palazzotto. The Oakdale resident was chosen from nearly a dozen essays submitted for the competition …

Arts
The Lieutenant Michael Murphy Navy SEAL Museum in West Sayville will be hosting an invitation-only ribbon cutting on Tuesday, June 28, in commemoration with the 17th anniversary of Operation Red …
At the Town of Islip’s Living History Day, held on Saturday, June 11, town historian (a position that has been part of the Town of Islip’s structure since its English colony days) George …
Until May 29, the Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts Gallery, located at the Gillette House in Sayville, will be hosting the exhibit “Art Grows Here,” conceived and curated by Women …
Hometown Heroes
Local youth, Joseph, 10; Aiden, 13; and Charlie, 14, continued an important tradition to the community of Blue Point, one that they learned about from beloved town historian, Gene Horton. Prior to …
An extra dedication was honored on Monday, May 31, for the Memorial Day parade that concluded at Memorial Park on Middle Road and Paulanna Avenue, with the park celebrating its 75th year. Formed …
The Knights of Columbus Sunrise Council 6607 spearheaded an honorable and heartfelt tribute to two Oakdale heroes on Monday, May 30, at the Oakdale train station. The families of Cpl. Francis …
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