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Town honors Black History Month

Despite the heavy snow, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Town of Islip held its monthly board meeting and celebrated National Black History Month. A representative for the town called the meeting …

Sayville girls basketball vs. Harborfields The Sayville Golden Flashes hosted the Harborfields Tornadoes last Tuesday on Brook Street in girls varsity basketball. It was Fan Day at SHS, and the …

Connetquot High School senior Tristan Weingarten, after a stellar season on the swim team, holds 10 out of 12 school records in his sport. The 100-meter breaststroke record had stood the longest, …

On Saturday, Feb. 2, the Sayville junior varsity cheerleading squad won first place at their competition in Longwood following a first-place victory at their competition a week before at West …

Blue Point-based Johnny Mac Foundation, headquartered at the Bayport-Blue Point Library, hosted its 14th “wish gala” on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Gatsby-fabulous Mansion at Oyster Bay. A …

The Oakdale Historical Society presented its annual OWL (Oakdale’s Wondrous Leadership) award to friends and “dynamic duo” (according to president Maryann Almes), Connie Lennart and …

The annual Holiday Greeting Fund from the Suffolk County News raised $1,050 that was donated to the Chestene M. Coverdale Food Pantry in Sayville by publisher, Terry Tuthill. Charlene Lehmann, …

“We are very lucky people. Our local communities are filled with kind, caring, and generous residents whom we are proud to call neighbors. Even so, it is hard to meet a person who possesses …

The Bayport Civic Association held its 20th annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway with the generosity of community members. Over the past 20 years, the BCA has handed out 10 tons of free turkeys …

On Saturday, Nov. 11, veterans and community members gathered at Sparrow Park in downtown Sayville to honor and commemorate servicemen and women. American Legion Post 651 commander and Vietnam …

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, all five ambulance districts in the Town of Islip voted to pass the referendum of two resolutions on the ballot to end the current defined contributions retirement plan ($240 …

In a unanimous decision, the Bayport Fire District’s Board of Commissioners voted to replace a 100-foot antenna on top of the building as engineering reports concluded that the radio tower had …

A film chronicling the epic and tragic love story of FDNY hero John McNamara, from Blue Point, who lost his life to 9/11-related cancer in 2009, and his wife, the steadfast and dedicated Jennifer, …

The Friends of America’s VetDogs, a 501(c)(3) organization established and headed by local community members of Sayville, held an art fundraiser with sponsors Main Street Art & Frame Shop, …

On Saturday, May 13, the Paramount Theater in Huntington was sold out for the main event of the evening hosted by Star Boxing: a showdown with undefeated Bellport-boxer, Alex “El Toro” Vargas …

On Saturday, May 13, the Friends of the Bayport-Blue Point Library hosted a book signing for local author and program educator at the library, Kristin Yook. Yook’s book, “Five Little Seals,” …

he Oakdale Improvement Society, the Oakdale Civic Association, and the Knights of Columbus Sunrise Council 6607, in conjunction with Keep Islip Clean, held a cleanup event at the historic Oakdale …

This coming Monday, May 29, the com- munity will host a number of Memori- al Day ceremonies to honor our fallen servicemen and women and also take the time to give thanks to veterans in attendance. …

A plaque near the entrance to the Gil- lette House in Sayville describes its for- mer owner, Ida Gillette, aka “The Grand Old Lady of Sayville,” as a suffragist, benefactor, civic leader, and …

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