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New proposal for Island Hills reduces density, includes homeownership options

On Monday, July 6, Rechler Equity Partners submitted their third and latest proposal for the former Island Hills Golf Course in Sayville on Lakeland Avenue. The new proposal is named …

On Saturday, June 29, the much-anticipated Byron Lake Pool in Oakdale opened to community members of the Town of Islip. Elected officials councilman James P. O’Connor (R-District 2), …

The Great South Bay will be hosting part of their Speaker Series at The View in Oakdale on Friday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Titled “Restorative Aquaculture in the Bay,” the …

Legislator and deputy presiding officer Steven J. Flotteron (LD-11) and Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) executive director Adrienne Esposito were joined by Cameron Engineering on June 17 …

The Dive Club and members of Save the Great South Bay, the Long Island Diver’s Association and Sayville Schools’ Rise (research) program participated in an eelgrass collecting dive …

On Saturday, June 1, eight Boy Scouts from Sayville Boy Scout Troop 184 gathered at the Gillette House to come to the aid of the Sayville Garden Club. The Gillette House Garden was planted and is …

On Thursday, June 13, BSA Eagle Scout, Amanda Barile of Bohemia, was honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony for Troop 572 at Sycamore Avenue Elementary School. Amanda, who also serves …

Earlier this month, Blue Point residents on Middle Road reported on social media that portions of their front lawn had been taken up by county workers causing widespread aesthetic damage to their …

Last week, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) declared an “indefinite delay” in the implementation of congestion pricing for drivers entering New York City that was due to begin June 30. The …

Gov. Hochul announced $10 million for the Town of Islip Regional Shellfish Hatchery. The establishment of the Regional Shellfish Hatchery will expand New York’s blue economy and address …

On Wednesday, June 5, the Town of Islip Planning Board held a meeting to hear public comments on the proposed construction of 40 garden apartments for special-needs individuals on 405 Locust Avenue, …

Over 100 participants joined together for the annual Oakdale Spring Cleanup this Saturday, May 18 at the Oakdale Long Island Rail Road station. The Oakdale Civic Association, Oakdale Improvement …

On Saturday, May 18, the Great Brookhaven Cleanup took place, with one of the sites being Blue Point Avenue from the library at Middle Road down to Blue Point Dock. Nearly a dozen volunteers …

At the Town of Islip Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 14, the town voted unanimously to award Kargili Enterprises Ltd., aka Tasty Frosty, based in Bay Shore, to build an operate the three-season …

On Saturday, April 27, the Oakdale Historical Society hosted volunteers with the West Sayville Junior Fire Department for a cleanup of the grounds of colonial church, St. John’s in Oakdale. …

On a rainy Saturday morning, about 40 volunteers from Save the Great South Bay, wearing yellow safety vests, fanned out across two sites in Patchogue to collect trash. James Bertsch, a Save the …

The Blue Island Oyster Foundation held the eighth annual Run to Protect the Bay fundraiser on Saturday, April 20, with dozens of runners from Long Island. As part of a spring run series …

On Saturday, April 20, volunteers took to cleaning up areas in downtown Main Street and surrounding parts of Sayville. Over a dozen trash bags were collected from debris that had accumulated …

On Saturday, April 13, Save the Great South Bay hosted its annual spring cleanup in Bayport as part of the island-wide Creek Defender Program that is responsible for 50 locations. Bob Draffin, …

On Friday, May 10, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The View in Oakdale, Save the Great South Bay will be hosting their annual Oyster Shindig with tickets at $50 per person, on sale through Friday, May 3. …

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