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

Emergency lights illuminate distracted driving crisis

Bellport’s South Country Ambulance and Sayville’s Community Ambulance Company joined together last Wednesday to extend their condolences to the family of one New York State trooper …
SUFFOLK COUNTY

What to expect from Suffolk County's new police reform plan

Last Tuesday night, two days before Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered a deadline, the Suffolk County Legislature passed their Suffolk County Police Reform and Reinvention Task Force Report in a 16-1 vote. …
Suffolk County

Don’t forget to stop, or pay the price

As of March 1, the Suffolk County School Bus Safety Program is now in effect. An effort is now being made to educate residents with up-to-date information regarding the new laws for passing a …
Bayport News
BAYPORT

Environmental concerns take priority at Bay Junior Civic meeting

The Bayport Junior Civic Association discussed fundraising, environmental cleanups and board membership at its second annual meeting on Tuesday, March 16. During the Junior Civic’s last meeting, …

COVID-19 in schools: Districts discuss full reopening plans

When school districts across Suffolk County reopened in September, many announced they’d be operating under a hybrid model of learning to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.The hybrid model …
BAYPORT

Ash Wednesday drive-up services continue at United Methodist Church

Continuing innovative ways to keep up the faith during the pandemic, the United Methodist Church in Bayport held its fifth annual “Drive-Up Ashes” this year on Wednesday, Feb. …
Food & Drink
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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Plant-based eatery finds home in Sayville
With a popular organic market offering up vegan options in Sayville, mother-and-daughter team Chloe and Cira Jones thought the …
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Football eats around town
For some it’s the final score, for others it’s the halftime show, but for every- one, game day eats are a must to …
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Welcoming the new pizza spot
The Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of The Pizzeria of Bayport. Islip Town Councilwoman Mary Kate …
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School News

Sayville football heads to semifinals

Sayville varsity football ended the pandemic-shortened regular season in a smimilar fashion to how it began last Friday on Senior Night at Timothy J. Henck Field. It was another offensive power surge …

Arts
Terrance Saporito said when he and his three business partners and close friends Brian Jones, Chris Wade and Al Carrabis decided to expand their popular Long Island Strong store in Sayville, they …
Thankfully, but regrettably, the worst part of having COVID-19 for me was having to miss my beloved sister’s bridal shower in March. While we are eight years apart, my sister and I have grown ever …
Reinventing what “home” means is a common theme of Jessica Valentin, aka Ratgrrl’s, work, especially in the past two years.Suffolk County News sat down with Valentin, the …
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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