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Holidays on parade

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
12/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Scores of spectators lined Main Street from Handsome Avenue to Sparrow Park to see the much-anticipated Holiday Parade last Saturday morning. The event kicks of the holiday season in a very big way.

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A day in the black

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
12/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

It was a great promotional idea founded by a clever ad man at American Express several years back: Shop small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. And since that concept was first introduced in 2010, local businesses have seen a marked increase in shopping on that day.

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Parts of capital bond fall short of supermajority

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
12/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

At Tuesday’s Islip Town Board meeting, a vote failed to pass on a $505,000 capital bond resolution that would initiate projects for immediate town-wide purposes. As a result, Supervisor Angie Carpenter plans to reintroduce the same resolution for vote at the next meeting in two weeks.

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Thankful for new and old traditions

Story By: MONICA MUSETTI-CARLIN
11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Having written seven books in the “Country Comfort” cookbook series, Hatherleigh Press, I can't help but remember the day my writing partner (on the first four books) and I went into the city to meet with our prospective publisher with our massive manuscript about traditions in hand.

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Flashes win county

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Sunday evening marked a big rematch between the Sayville and East Islip varsity football teams for the Long Island Class III Championship game at LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook. Ultimately, the Golden Flashes (11-0) defeated the Redmen (9-2) by a score of 21-7.

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Shop big at small businesses this weekend

Story By: STAFF WRITER
11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Well, it’s that time of year again, the budget-busting holiday season when shopping becomes a national pastime for a few weeks. But of all the shopping days ahead, perhaps the most important will be this weekend, Nov. 28, which has been designated Small Business Saturday.

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The holidays are upon us

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

The weekend after Thanksgiving is the official kickoff to the holiday season with a plethora of festivities taking place all over the town. The excitement spans just about every hamlet and here are a few events that are planned for the weeks ahead.

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Watercolors in the hall

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

On Tuesday evening, the Islip Arts Council held an opening reception for a new art exhibition at Islip Town Hall featuring the work of local East Islip watercolor artist Jeanne Rogers. The display is part of the Arts Council’s ongoing “Art in the Hall” program, which selects local artists’ work in the space outside the town boardroom throughout the calendar year.

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Historian suing Islip Town

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

A Bay Shore resident recently filed a civil action lawsuit against the both the Town of Islip and the Bay Shore Historical Society seeking injunctive relief for copyright infringement over informational material published on the Town of Islip website that he claims was posted without his permission or consent.

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A community Thanksgiving

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Late Sunday afternoon, members of the Grace Chapel Assembly of God on Overton Street held its third annual Thanksgiving Dinner event open to anyone in the surrounding community. Attendees were treated to a delicious meal that was funded and cooked entirely by its members, whose gracious and generous spirits embodied the true spirit of the holiday.

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Give workers a break on Thanksgiving

Story By: Steve Levy
11/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Years ago, just about everything other than gas stations and bakeries were closed on Thanksgiving. This allowed for this purely American holiday to be one of the few days when all Americans celebrated together with some type of family gathering.

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T-bird victory

Story By: STAFF WRITER
11/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Last weekend, the Connetquot girls varsity volleyball team won the Long Island title after beating Massapequa 3-1 in the Class AA final that was held at Suffolk County Community College.

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