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Two seal pups make their way back to open water

Members of the Manetuck Elementary School community in the West Islip Union Free School District gathered together to celebrate the release of two rehabilitated seals returning back to the waters at …

The graduating Class of 2024 of Bay Shore High School and Islip High School celebrated both of their proms in spectacular fashion on June 25. While Bay Shore students strutted down the red carpet …

Legislator and deputy presiding officer Steven J. Flotteron (LD-11) and Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) executive director Adrienne Esposito were joined by Cameron Engineering on June 17 …

During the public portion of the June 11 Islip Town Board meeting, West Islip residents of Eaton Lane solemnly urged the town board to mend an ongoing flooding problem by updating the street’s …

Compiled by Grace Mercurio Suffolk County Police Department acting commissioner Robert Waring joined members of the Marine Bureau and family members of Officers Brian Dwyer and Matthew Wargas, …

In recent years, fishing on the lakes in the village has increased significantly, and evidently, some people forgot to pack their safe fishing practices in their tackle boxes. On Father’s …

At the Town of Islip Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 14, the town voted unanimously to award Kargili Enterprises Ltd., aka Tasty Frosty, based in Bay Shore, to build an operate the three-season …

On Saturday, May 4, the Village of Brightwaters will be promoting Pedestrian Safety Day throughout the Village. The theme for the event is “It’s Our Town, Slow Down.” …

After the final item on the agenda for the April 16 Islip Town Board meeting was read and voted upon, a new item was introduced by councilman Michael McElwee: a motion for the Town to enter into a …

On April 8, a public hearing for the 2024 - 2025 Village of Brightwaters tentative budget concluded with the budget being approved with a vote of 3 to 1 during the board of trustees meeting. The …

Did you know there is a picture-perfect flower farm hidden away in an East Islip backyard? Six years ago, Erin Dengeles Fielbig created Long Island Flower Farm, a cut flower garden and seed …

A rare New Jersey earthquake ranked 4.8 magnitude on the Richter scale was reported on April 5 at 10:23 a.m. According to Gov. Kathy Hochul, the earthquake hit west of Manhattan and was felt …

The Great South Bay will only be as healthy as the 50 creeks that flow into it. That is why Save the Great South Bay (STGSB) launched the Creek Defender Program, in which local Creek Defenders …

During the Village of Brightwaters Board of Trustees Meeting on Monday, March 4, the board gave updates to village residents regarding the impending 2024-2025 budget, clogged drains, and water …

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter delivered the 2024 State of the Town address on March 6, 2024, emphasizing the town’s strong financial position, infrastructure improvements, and …

The Serenity Garden at Brookwood Hall in East Islip is shaping up to be a beautiful addition to the East Islip community, and beyond. Located on the grounds of Brookwood Hall, this one-acre …

With the backdrop of the South Shore a window-view away, an array of biologists, council members, financial consultants, farmers, a town mayor, and citizens gathered at The View in Oakdale for some …

The Town of Islip will be hosting walk-in interviews for over 600 summer jobs at Brookwood Hall in East Islip on Saturday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Brentwood Recreation Center on …

On Feb. 5, Suffolk County executive Ed Romaine and Suffolk County Legislature presiding officer Kevin McCaffrey, joined by environmental and labor leaders, announced what Romaine categorized as …

New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced investments in Fire Island Resiliency projects to protect barrier island communities from extreme weather. After assessing the beach damage, …

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