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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, …

On December 2, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service issued an announcement providing an update on the taxability of grants. The Announcement 2022-26 can be found at the following …

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 …

With the help of Dr. Christopher Gobler, of Stony Brook University’s Gobler Laboratory, Save The Great South Bay presented its annual State of the Bay address during their Fall Speaker Series. …

The first Village of Brightwaters Board of Trustees meeting for 2023 was held on Tuesday, Jan. 3. The board heard Marco Homes’ application for the old Chase Bank and received community input …

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from Fifth XNY, LLC for the site at 1612 …

The Town of Islip Planning Board held a meeting on Nov. 30, during which they heard several applications from Bay Shore. The first Bay Shore application was for a site located at 62 West Main …

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 Tuesday, Dec. 6, the East Islip community gathered for the annual tree lighting at Craig B. Gariepy Memorial Park at the intersection of Lowell and Connetquot avenues. Despite the drizzles from …

The Brightwaters Board of Trustees held their monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 5. The board voted to appoint Sal Puccio as associate village justice. Mayor John J. Valdini said that Village Justice …

Mastic Beach Conservancy held its inaugural fundraising gala, the Bivalve Ball, on the evening of Sat., Oct. 22 at La Buena Vida restaurant in Moriches. The group honored several local …

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Brightwaters held their monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, and discussed upcoming events in the village as well as if Lagoon Drive should be converted to a …

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 …

On Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy landed on the South Shore of Long Island, forever changing the lives of its residents. Two days before the storm hit, then-Town of Islip supervisor Thomas Croci …

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 a sunny afternoon last week at an undisclosed location in the Town of Islip, a group of eager and excited members from Save the Great South Bay met for the organization’s first official …

On Monday, Oct. 3, the Brightwaters board of trustees held their monthly meeting at Village Hall. Guests Marshall Brown and Frank Piccininni spoke at the meeting about the proposal their company, …

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 …

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the Village of Brightwaters held an open discussion with the planning board and the community regarding Orinoco Corridor. The planning board held the open forum to get …

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