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Pushing legislation to cut home heating bills

State Sen. Alexis Weik today announced that she has introduced legislation to provide homeowners with a one-time rebate for home heating oil costs that have soared in the past year amid raging …

The Greater Islip Association, better known as the Stop Island Hills group on Facebook with over 1,300 members, held a Zoom meeting on Thursday, May 5 to discuss developments with community outreach …

On April 16, a whole soccer team, along with many mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, gathered at The Common Ground at Rotary Park in Sayville to help with the gardening chores. Their …

Dozens of community youth signed up to collect garbage from stations all over Sayville. Eileen Tyznar, president of the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce, who along with the Greater Sayville …

Legis. Piccirillo (R-8th District) has two charity events this Saturday in his district. The first is Sayville’s annual cleanup that starts at 10 a.m. Held in conjunction by …

On beaches and in parks, green spaces and backyards across Long Island—and around the world—countless friends and neighbors came together last week to mark the annual Spring celebration …

On Sunday, April 3, volunteers gathered at the Meadow Croft Roosevelt Estate to recover antique farm equipment and fight invasive species on the property. The Bayport-Blue Point Heritage Association, …

A strong westerly wind whipped up the bay last Thursday. But the newly renovated Blue Point Dock was ready to receive the surging. “The project started last fall,” explained councilman …

The Blue Point Civic Association hosted their April meeting on Monday, April 4 at the Bayport-Blue Point Library. A number of items in the community were discussed, but Roe Park was the biggest …

The Town of Brookhaven recently purchased a the 2-acre plot of land on the former laundry business site on Park Street from the county for the nominal fee of $1 as planned. Construction is expected …

On the day of Christmas Eve, 2021, I sat quietly in the forested wetland located at the mouth of the Brown’s River in Sayville NY.  For a chilly winter’s day, there was a remarkable …

The dredging of Browns River has not occurred in approximately 17 years, making the waterway unnavigable at times and causing safety issues. Before any dredging project can begin, the site where the …

Despite the bad predictions the south shore came out relatively unscathed from Tropical Storm Henri as the storm trended eastward. Below is an update on reopenings and remaining watches in effect for …

The National Weather Service recently announced a hurricane and storm surge watch for southwest Suffolk Counties in preparation for Hurricane Henri.  In it's briefing the weather service said …

It’s mid-July and though the weather has been less than ideal, summer is still a time to enjoy. Living on the South Shore, we are fortunate to be neighbors of the Great South Bay. But with that …

On July 6, the Department of Environmental Conservation held a virtual meeting to receive input from the public before they conduct a three-year study on the potential for impacts to groundwater …

John Tafe is a 19-year-old college student at Stony Brook University majoring in meteorology with a concentration in atmospheric sciences. He volunteers his time with the Stop Island Hills …

Idle Hour mansion in Oakdale continues to be in a state of disrepair with ongoing trespassing and further damage being inflicted upon the former Dowling College site. Local residents have banded …

In 2017, New York State announced a $75 million septic system fund to assist homeowners with the costs to replace aging septic systems allotted over five years; Suffolk County got $10 million of the …

Islip Town officials have determined the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Rechler Equity Company’s proposed zone change for the development on the former Island Hills Golf Course …

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