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Town offers up summer job opportunities

The Town of Islip will be hosting walk-in interviews for over 600 summer jobs at Brookwood Hall in East Islip on Saturday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Brentwood Recreation Center on …

On Feb. 5, Suffolk County executive Ed Romaine and Suffolk County Legislature presiding officer Kevin McCaffrey, joined by environmental and labor leaders, announced what Romaine categorized as …

New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced investments in Fire Island Resiliency projects to protect barrier island communities from extreme weather. After assessing the beach damage, …

The National Park Service (NPS) initiated the planning process in 2015 to support a decision on how best to manage the breach that was created within the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness …

The recent storms and flooding events that battered the northeast corridor created a number of overwashes throughout the island, but there were no confirmed breaches on Fire Island. The Fire Island …

With local schools closed, kids in SCN’s coverage area had furry friends and snowmen joining in on a day off!

On Monday, Jan. 22, approximately 140 gallons of No. 2 fuel oil was released to a crawl space beneath a residence in the Lincoln Drive area of Oakdale. On Thursday, Jan. 25 at approximately 3 …

Local state senators Alexis Weik (R-8th District) and Dean Murray (R-3rd District), along with 13 other senators, submitted a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul urging her to rescind the electric bus …

The Town of Islip received clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration for the Midway Crossing project proposal in Ronkonkoma. In a letter to commissioner Shelley LaRose Arken, the FAA …

Yesterday afternoon, Thursday, January 25 at approximately 3 pm, residents on Ludlow and Lincoln Drive in the Idle Hour area of Oakdale reported and posted photos of DEC and Hazmat trucks on site …

In Patchogue, Super Bowl Sunday is celebrated with wings, dips, beer, and… polar plunges. On Sunday, Feb. 11, get freezin’ for a reason with the Patchogue Young Professionals at the …

A bald-eagle was spotted on South Gillette Avenue in Bayport, a few hundred feet from the bay. Bayport resident Cindy Hagen Roman caught the majestic and patriotic visitor on the morning of …

Widespread flooding throughout the South Shore of Long Island occurred when Suffolk County was walloped by two severe storms on Tuesday, Jan. 9, and days later on Friday, Jan. 12. Residents …

W ith flooding reported as worse than 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, area officials are preparing for the next storm after last week’s Jan. 10 nor’easter. It seems that our rising …

Summertime staple for waterside dining, The Cull House, has been flooded multiple times in the past month and is still slated to reopen on their original date of Jan. 30. During the storm on Jan. 10, …

Community activist and member of the neighborhood watch group that has been patrolling Idle Hour mansion at night since the pandemic, Mike Burke, uncovered court documents from December 19 that …

The former Daisy Garden on the corner of Montauk Highway and Gillette Avenue, in Blue Point, will be taken over by local businesses Bayport Flower Houses and Stemmler Farms. The property, which …

Evocative of a behind-the-scenes documentary, Cory Schaetzle’s wildlife photography captures the hidden essence of creatures that he commonly finds engaged in their everyday tasks, carried out …

The Boyle family with Keenan, Anna, and daughter, Daisy, who moved to Blue Point earlier this year, said how excited they were for the Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce’s tree lighting …

Cue the romantic music. The natural process of oysters reproducing. Mature oysters reproduce by releasing sperm and eggs into the water during spawning season. Fun fact: oysters can change sexes …

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