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A jump-start on civic-mindedness

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Several months ago, a group of Bayport-Blue Point High School students decided to get a head start on dealing with issues that effect where they live by forming a Junior Bayport Civic Association. The group now meets monthly on the same day, same venue, but just before the meeting of the long established Bayport Civic Association. Bob Draffin, president of BCA, said he is very happy to have the kids onboard.

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Flights to remember

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Howie Franklin, a former resident of Sayville and Bayport, has many fond memories of growing up on the south shore of Suffolk County. They include the time he spent working at the former Talisman Club on Fire Island. However, his most poignant recollections were formed years later as a flight attendant aboard Air Force One.

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Heartland concerns continue

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Tuesday’s Islip Town Board Meeting featured public testimony on a range of topics, including the lack of available services for the handicapped, requests for the removal of an obstructive wall on a waterfront block, and some criticism of the proposed Heartland Town Square project.

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Revisiting a critical time in FI history

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

In celebration of the 50 anniversary of Fire Island National Seashore, a panel discussion was held at Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library to revisit a time when developer Robert Moses planned to build a highway on the barrier island.

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End of an aria

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

An estate and art sale was recently held in Bayport in a house that is fondly remembered by many as the Signorelli Vocal Studio. The event helped raise money for the cancer care charity, Monday’s at Racine Foundation, but also provided an opportunity for the Signorelli family and friends to say goodbye to the palatial home.

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Following his dream

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Former Bayport resident Patrick Cannone has found success on the ice by playing ice hockey for major league teams. His dedication to the sport has helped him to fulfill his lifelong dream.

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A career of service

Story By: LIAM HOFMEISTER
7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Lt. Joan Furey, a Vietnam War veteran was recently inducted into the VFW Hall of Fame. A special luncheon was held in her honor at VFW Post 433 in Sayville, which was attended by NY Senator Tom Croci.

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Islip’s new deputy supervisor

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Bill Mannix, Director of Economic Development for the Town of Islip, has stepped into a new role that was previously held by John Carney, Commissioner of Public Safety. This is not Mannix’s first time in the position though. He served as deputy supervisor for a brief period in 2006.

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Suffolk adopts Master Plan

Story By: STAFF WRITER
7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

The Suffolk County Legislature unanimously adopted “Framework for the Future – Suffolk County Comprehensive Master Plan 2035,” the first effort to create a master planning document for the county in more than 40 years.

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Bottom Line

Story By: STEVE BELLONE
7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Last week, Bellone along with Deputy Presiding Officer Jay Schneiderman, Suffolk County Officials and not-for-profits celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by highlighting the ADA compliance of the Suffolk County website for those who are print/visually impaired.

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School bond survey

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

The Bayport-Blue Point Board of Education is looking to move forward with bonding for a building renovation project that would provide critical infrastructural, programmatic, and facility updates at the district’s five schools. The school district is looking for input from the community through a survey that’s available online.

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eWorks rewards

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

AHRC program provides jobs and so much more to intellectually handicapped adults. In addition to sustaining the eWorks program, which operates in what had been referred to as a sheltered workshop, the program must now comply with federal and state mandates to provide a more integrated work environment.

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