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Boats burnt to cinders in a ceremonial final blaze

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 …

Islip Town supervisor Angie Carpenter joined the family and friends of fallen FDNY firefighter Jesse Gerhard, to symbolically rename South Bay Avenue, the Islip street where Jesse Gerhard raised, …

Legend has it that two knights, uncertain of one another’s intentions, crossed paths in the woods.  Is he friend or foe? each thought.  To make eye contact, these gallant knights …

On the morning of Sunday, Sept. 11, the Town of Islip held a remembrance service at the 9/11 memorial in front of Town Hall. The ceremony featured an opening procession that included fire …

On Saturday, July 16, The West Sayville Fire Department Flying Dutchmen drill team emerged as victors of the annual Joseph E. Gonnelly Invitational Drill, held at Hagerman Fire Department’s …

When Vietnam veterans returned home over four decades ago, instead of being honored, many of them were shunned and mistreated for their service. While nothing can make up for the scars gained by …

On Monday, Aug. 15, state Sen. Alexis Weik (R-3rd District) presented Eileen Tyznar, founder of TEACH Consulting Services Inc. in Sayville, with a New York State Senate Empire Award for Tyznar and …

On Wednesday, July 27, the Bayport-Blue Point Library held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly christened John McNamara Teen Center. Local charity Johnny Mac Foundation has been a robust …

On Tuesday, July 26, the Suffolk County Police Department held a ceremony to honor the police canines and their handlers who had recently successfully completed canine training class and achieved New …

On Tuesday, July 26, The Pizzeria and Lacrosse Unlimited announced and launched their joint charity venture with the “Swim Dodge Pizzeria” short that will raise funds for local …

With her effervescent, energetic, and enunciated persona, Annie Manildoo is a must-see performer. She is a fixture at the Shabby Tabby Cat Café in Sayville, where patrons have traveled as …

A sure sign of spring is the myriad of car washes at the Geoghan Insurance building at 870 Montauk Highway. For over 25 years, the Geoghan family has humbly and happily served the community by …

An exciting new development for Bayport-Blue Point Youth Cheerleading is underway from coach Brittney Parrott. This will be the first year that youth cheerleaders will be able to participate in …

The Sayville Village Improvement Society completed their sign project and held a dedication ceremony near one of the two signs that promote volunteerism on Saturday, May 14. The signs, located in the …

Journalist Linda Leuzzi was recognized last week at Bayport-Blue Point’s Library Board meeting for her detailed, continuing stories about the library’s plans to move from its former Blue …

This week is Samantha Eisner of Sayville/Holbrook. Dedicated to serving her community at their greatest moments of need, Samantha Eisner, a 2015 graduate of Sayville High School, serves Sayville, …

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