Articles

Tackling an unaffordable education

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
1/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sean McAllister of West Islip is getting ready to head back to college to begin his fourth semester at Syracuse University. However, before heading north, he took a side trip south to Washington D.C. as the guest of Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) to attend President Obama’s State of the Union Address. On Tuesday McAllister became the face of many other college students who are currently or will very shortly be in a position of owing a lot of money in college loans.

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Light show is still an issue

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
1/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

The lights and trees are down, the ornaments put away, and by now the only remnants that remain of the holiday season are the memories that were made. However, in one Bayport neighborhood, residents say those memories have been marred by a nagging seasonal issue: the Girl Scout Holiday Light Show.

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Promoting healthy marshland

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
1/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

The first leg of a multifaceted project to dredge and restore the marshlands near the National fish and Wildlife Seatuck refuge along the Town of Islip’s south shore was completed last Thursday.

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Enriching the lives of students

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
1/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Friends of Sayville Educational Foundation just capped off another successful year in providing additional opportunities to students of the Sayville School District through fundraising initiatives. Financial support, which came largely through teachers and administrators making bi-weekly salary donations, helped generate a range of new and ongoing programs that directly benefit students of all ages.

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Shelter the homeless

Story By: STAFF WRITER
1/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

After a very balmy November and December, local residents got a dose of reality for the beginning of 2016 with a blast of arctic air that drove temperatures down into the single digits this week. The sudden and extreme onset of cold weather resulted in Governor Cuomo issuing an executive order that all homeless must be taken into shelters once the temperatures dip below 32 degrees.

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It’s still flu season

Story By: STAFF WRITER
1/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

SUFFOLK COUNTY—Executive Steve Bellone and Health Commissioner James Tomarken, MD, MPH, are urging all residents who have not yet received this season’s flu immunization to get one soon. Additionally, they encourage those residents who are at high risk for complications from the flu to seek medical care promptly if they do experience flu-like symptoms.

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A Look Back, SCN Sports, The Year in Review

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
1/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

The past 12 months provided us with some impressive and unforgettable moments in sports. Here’s a few highlights of local sports during 2015.

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Building pens for the troops

Story By: NICOLE FUENTES
1/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Eastern Long Island Academy of Applied Technology (BOCES) STEM High School in Bellport has created pens for combat troops overseas for the second year via their engineering program.

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Supporting the men and women in blue

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
1/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Saturday, January 9, all residents are encouraged to participate in National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). The initiative, started by the nonprofit organization Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), marks the second year of a coordinated effort to recognize police officers nationwide for their continued contributions to society.

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Burials for indigent vets

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12/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

New York State Senator Thomas Croci (R, C, I, - Sayville), chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Veterans and Military Affairs, has sponsored a Senate bill (S5752) on behalf of veterans statewide and has now been signed into law by the Governor.

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Annual Inspiration Award

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12/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

Each year, The Suffolk County News recognizes the volunteer work of outstanding local residents. These are folks who work diligently and passionately on community and charity work without fanfare. We are asking our readers to nominate these unsung heroes for our annual Inspiration Awards.

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A turnaround chance for the unemployed

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
12/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

A $100,000 grant from the New York State Regional Economic Development Council recently awarded to St. Joseph’s College will hopefully change the lives of 170 unemployed workers, including veterans.

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