Articles

A handle on the beetles, for now

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
12/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

At this point, 50 infected pitch pines filled with hibernating southern pine beetles are being monitored for eventual takedown at the William Floyd Estate in Mastic Beach.

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Another facet to education

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
12/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

The Eastern Suffolk BOCES Milliken Technical Center on Locust Avenue in Oakdale offers a wide range of career prep services for students (11th and 12th grade) and adults seeking to advance their skills beyond the traditional academic setting. On Tuesday, a tour of the sprawling building offered a firsthand glimpse of the various in-depth programs designed to prepare individuals for long-term career success.

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A visual display of lives lost

Story By: SUZANNE McKENNA LINK
12/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

The Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ at 131 Middle Road, founded in 1858, is tucked in a quiet section of town, behind Main Street. It could be worthwhile to take a look at what the church and its 135 members are doing. On Sunday, Dec. 6, the parishioners installed a sea of small white crosses on the church’s slight front lawn.

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LI Champs!

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

On Sunday, the Sayville varsity football team achieved the monumental victory that they had been waiting for all year by securing the Long Island Class III Championship. The team, led by star quarterback Jack Coan, swiftly defeated Plainedge by a score of 59-15 in front of more than 5,000 spectators at LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook.

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Halt the stall

Story By: Cathline Cohen
12/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Flooding in Oakdale comes from tidal surges cresting out of the Grand Canal. Those surges enter the Grand Canal from the south through a narrow interface between the Snapper Inn and Oakdale Yacht, as well as from the north across the Connetquot River from the Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

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Tapping their way into the holidays

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
12/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

You won’t be able to sit still. At least that’s what Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano are hoping when they tap their routines to holiday songs with joyful drop-dead precision that will keep the joint jumping.

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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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