Small goals lead to larger milestones

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

The inaugural Suffolk County Marathon and Half-Marathon that takes place on September 13 will be a family event in at least one household in Islip Town. Susan Moran of Brightwaters and her daughter Susannah Moran of Bay Shore have been practicing for the big race. And although they’ll be running in different categories and also at a different pace, they are determined to both celebrate the completion of the Half-Marathon race together.

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NY Rising contracts awarded

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Islip Town Board Meeting Tuesday afternoon, the board passed a group of resolutions initiating multiple projects funded by New York Rising through the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery. The board also voted to provide elderly residents with essential transportation, and listened to varying public concerns from residents.

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NY Rising projects moving ahead

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

New York State Officials have responded to issues raised by leaders of a local committee selected by state officials to design a community reconstruction plan for the hamlets of Oakdale and West Sayville. It’s a response some residents say is long overdue.

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Fire in Oakdale

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

A call came into the West Sayville firehouse on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 4:06 a.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene on Main Street in Oakdale, the fire in a storage facility located in the rear of Ace Hardware was fully engaged.

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Beacons of the American dream

Story By: LIAM HOFMEISTER
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

SAYVILLE - These days, Anthony Ruiz-Alatorre, 19, is an aspiring computer engineer. His brother Donaldo Ruiz-Alatorre, 21, is a licensed New York State EMT, and hopes to one day own his own medical practice. They are both paying their own way through college. Only five years ago, neither spoke English, but now, they are fixtures in the Sayville community and worthy of admiration.

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Advocating for wildlife

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Last Thursday evening, the Seatuck Environmental Association officially announced the launch of its brand new “Campaign for Long Island Wildlife,” – an advocacy initiative offering a multi-faceted approach towards protecting and restoring native habitats while advancing strategies to mitigate adverse impacts on wildlife.

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New policy targets deadbeat parents

Story By: STEVE BELLONE
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Recently, I was joined by Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, Suffolk County Legislator William Lindsay III, Assistant Deputy County Executive for Public Safety Tim Sini, and the Suffolk County Police Department to announce a new policy and enhanced measures addressing parents who are driving with a suspended license due to non-payment of child support.

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Single lane travel to Fire Island

Story By: STAFF WRITER
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Single lane, alternating directional travel operations are now in effect each night, Monday through Friday on the Robert Moses Causeway (RMC) Fire Island Inlet Bridge between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. in the Town of Islip.

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No peace at home

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

A group of residents living in the Bunker Hill portion of the Bunker/Valley mobile home park consisting of over 300 homes are voicing frustration over a lack of maintenance, oversight, and accountability by the property owners.

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The healing power of The Neighborhood House

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

In April 2013, funeral home director Rich D’Andrea, Michelle Virga, a clinical social worker, and a small group of others crated an organization where individuals and families dealing with the pain of losing a loved one to suicide or a drug overdose could go to find compassion and support. Since that time, the not-for-profit group that is funded through grants and donations known as The Neighborhood House has been well received.

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