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Bay Friendly Yards: The Three Essential Elements

BY SAVE THE GREAT SOUTH BAY Long Island invented the suburban lawn. Fields of green with ornamental bushes brought in from all over the world.  All manner of care was required—watering, …

Expanding on its status as a landmark of the South Shore’s connection to the era of robber barons and American princesses, the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, in Great River (which, as of late, has …

The Greater Sayville Civic Association held their first meeting of 2023 on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Elected officials Andy Wittman (R-receiver of taxes), Legis. Anthony Piccirillo (R-8th District), and a …

At the monthly town board meeting for the Town of Islip held on Tuesday, Dec. 13, the board passed a resolution adopting Local Law No. 7 of 2022 with an amendment to Chapter 8 of the Islip Town Code, …

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, the Town of Islip Planning Board held a meeting during which one item in Bohemia was addressed. The board held a public hearing regarding a site-plan modification for 100 …

With last year’s Christmas tree sale selling out in mere days after opening, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Sayville hopes to accomplish the same feat this holiday season. For the past …

The Federal Garden Club of New York State has awarded the Sayville Garden Club first place for their 2022/2023 yearbook. Congratulations go to Rodney Dudley, the yearbook coordinator, and the …

On a cold and cloudy Veterans Day, local high schoolers spent their morning harvesting seeds on environmental activist Marshall Brown’s home garden in Sayville. Brown, who is the founder and …

Legis. Anthony Piccirillo and the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual fall cleanup of downtown Sayville on Saturday, Nov. 19. Over 45 volunteers attended, who helped clean the …

On Saturday, Nov. 5, Town of Islip receiver of taxes Andy Wittman along with former councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen held a cleanup of South Snedecor Avenue in Bayport, in conjunction with the 501(c)(3) …

The 2022 Statewide Ballot Proposal, proposition No. 1, passed with overwhelming numbers with 69.1 percent of the vote or over 2.9 million yes votes to the 1.2 million no votes on Tuesday, Nov. 8. As …

Before the trick-or-treaters headed out on Halloween, a group of passionate individuals got together at the Snapper Inn in Oakdale the morning of Oct. 31 to discuss voting for Proposition 1, the …

The Long Island Maritime Museum, on Oct. 28, hosted its 32nd Boat Burning. The event brought together hundreds of West Sayville citizens as they watched two decommissioned wooden boats be burnt down …

When Superstorm Sandy hit the South Shore 10 years ago, it had devastating effects, many of which still drive public and political responses to environmental factors today. In the aftermath of the …

On Oct. 29, 2012, almost 10 years ago from today, the “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy made landfall on New York State.  The Category 1 hurricane became one of the worst natural …

On Sunday, Oct. 9, the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society hosted their annual fall festival and Mourning at the Manor. The event takes visitors back in time to different periods of Sagtikos Manor. The …

The Blue Point Civic Association held its October meeting on Monday, Oct. 3 at the Bayport-Blue Point Library. As a special presentation, Zach Sicardi, from the Town of Brookhaven Recycling …

The long-anticipated renovation of Byron Lake pool has started its groundwork in Oakdale. “We are so excited to finally be moving forward with this long overdue park improvement. We thank …

Sayville Garden Club awarded three homeowner gardens and one business that beautified the community in 2022. Jim and Eileen O’Connor’s winning gardens on Astor Drive in Sayville are …

The Blue Point Civic Association held their September meeting on Monday, Sept. 12 in the Gene Horton Room of the Bayport-Blue Point Library. Vice president Alex Wellems discussed 2023 membership …

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