Articles

Enough already

Story By: TOM BARRAGA
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

One only has to read a newspaper, turn on the television, tune in to the radio or jump on any of the social media sites to hear the same old tired political theme over and over again – liberal versus conservative. Commentators, who for the most part, have never run for public office spewing the same worn out rhetoric with their primary goal of keeping their audience, ratings and a healthy and continuous pay check.

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English vs. slang

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Get ready to add a few more slang words to your vocabulary if you’re not already using them. The Oxford Dictionary says it’s OK or mkay (a derivation). The renowned resource for words just made it possible to incorporate more pop culture vernacular into our native language. The judgment is still out on whether or not that’s a good thing though. Here’s an example of how they could be used so you can form your own opinions.

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A perfect weekend by the bay

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Over 13,000 people attended the annual Seafood Festival at the Suffolk County-owned Long Island Maritime Museum last weekend to take advantage of the great seasonal weather and a number of attractions. However the star of the day was the beautiful view of the Great South Bay that could be seen and enjoyed at just about any location on the museum grounds.

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Roadwork from Great River to Oakdale

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Since Monday, Aug. 31, motorists traveling on the eastbound lanes of Montauk Highway near the Sunrise Highway Oakdale merge experienced road closures due to repaving operations that’s expected to be completed by today, Thursday Sept. 3. The work was done during off-peak daytime hours between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.. That work is expected to continue through next week.

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Running for a cause

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

When West Islip resident Mike McGuire hits the pavement at the start of the inaugural Suffolk County Marathon in Hecksher State Park, he won’t be running alone, both figuratively and literally. After all there are more than 2,400 registered participants in that event. However, McGuire, who will run the half-marathon, will also be accompanied by the memory of his dad whose illness was the impetus to begin running for better health.

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Questions on school budgets addressed

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

The Connetquot and Sayville School Districts are among an increasing amount of Long Island School Districts to be criticized by New York State Audits for overestimating and inflating their budgets by either generating millions of dollars in surplus funds or by a lack of oversight on costs and expenses. Those claims have been refuted by both districts.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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