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‘I’d rather have my dad in a dress than a box’

Being a public persona grants you a wide audience, a gift artists and influencers can spend a lifetime chasing, but it also burdens you with unabashed opinion, a burden that can rattle even the most …

On or about Sept. 8, Suffolk County officials determined that the county’s systems had been affected by a cyberattack. The attack has disrupted legislator emails, postponed the date of civil …

On July 25, 1897, three stagecoaches full of people came together at the Sayville railroad station to welcome the Rev. Theodore Bundenthal from Augusta, Mo., as the first full-time pastor to what was …

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the planning board of the Town of Islip held their monthly meeting at Town Hall West. The board held a public hearing regarding 3040 Veterans Memorial Highway in Bohemia, …

The CM Performing Arts Center opened its second show for its 49th season on Saturday, Sept. 17 with “Cabaret.” First-time director at CMPAC, Andrew J. Beck (who previously portrayed a …

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the Town of Islip held their monthly board meeting at Town Hall. Hispanic Heritage Month The meeting was opened with a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which …

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 …

The Oakdale Civic Association came together at the Bourne Mansion on Monday, Sept. 13. President Brian M. Bast remarked on how helpful and accommodating Amity Education Group was in hosting their …

On Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18, the 67th New York Voluntary Infantry hosted its Civil War reenactment. It was the 14th annual Civil War Weekend at the Islip Grange and the tradition began …

The Greater Sayville Civic Association held its monthly meeting at the Sayville Library on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Over two-dozen attended and there are approximately 200 members. Leaders of other …

On Thursday, Sept. 1, state Sen. Alexis Weik (R-3rd District) presented the owners of Café Joelle, Jake Byrne, James Caporuscio, and Kyle Kenny, with a New York State Senate Empire Award for …

Sarah Ramsundar, a 2022 graduate of Sayville High School, was a recipient of the South Shore College Women’s Club scholarship for $1,000. This fall, Ramsundar is a freshman at the State …

“It was so easy and it saved me so much money,” said Pat Rowan, a senior citizen living in East Islip, of the recent paint job of her bedroom provided by the Town of Islip, free of …

Primary election day was held on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The Democratic congressional candidates had no primary opponents, meaning Jackie Gordon is the Democratic candidate in CD 2 and Bridget Fleming is …

For many people, the Town of Islip live-stream or recordings are their only way to interact with town board meetings. Town board meetings can be during the middle of a weekday, or individuals may be …

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 Wednesday, Aug. 10, the Town of Islip planning board held their meeting at Islip Town Hall West. The board held a public hearing for an application from Bolla Operating L.I. The site is located at …

Due to the new New York State congressional maps, many local residents are now in District 2 rather than District 1. Communities that were formerly in CD 1 and are now in CD 2 include Medford, …

An important change regarding absentee voting will be in effect for the upcoming August primary as well as the November general election. Effective Jan. 1, 2022, an eligible voter may not cast a …

Democratic candidate Bridget Fleming A former prosecutor and Southampton Town councilwoman, Suffolk County Legis. Bridget Fleming said she has spent her career standing up for Long Island …

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