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Since 1923, the Overton family has been serving the Islip community at their funeral home on Main Street. Founded by Arthur “Doc” Overton in a house on Main Street across from Monell …

Arinze, a new adult day care center in Islip Terrace, has opened, and the director said they cannot wait to begin helping the community.  Arinze (pronounced Ah-rin-zay) means “Praise …

On Sunday, Jan. 29, the newly formed Brightwaters Art Council held their first member art show at Wohseepee Cabin. The event featured artwork from various artists of all ages in the community. For …

On Sunday, Jan. 29, the annual Island Symphony Orchestra Bach Festival returned to St. Peter’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Bay Shore.  This year’s concert featured the …

Five students from the university’s Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network (QBSN) and Ability Media program will join professional-in-residence Dave Stevens, Feb. 3 through Feb. 12, in …

The 58th annual John P. Reilly East Islip St. Patrick’s Day parade has been set for March 5. The Local Hibernians Inc., who host the event, said in a letter to the community that they are happy …

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 …

Unsung Heroes: Segregated Military Units East Islip Library - Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. You’ve heard of the Tuskegee Airmen, but did you know there were other segregated African American …

The Bay Area Friends of Fine Arts hosted artist Jonathan Van Brunt at the Gillette House this past weekend for his curated exhibition, “Natural Beauty,” this coming weekend, Jan. 28 and …

 Republican state Senators, assembly members, Suffolk County legislators, and town supervisors from across Suffolk County joined Eric Alexander, director of Vision Long Island, and The Building …

Nov. 4, 2022, began as a normal day for Jean Trojanoski. The 79-year-old Islip Town employee was at her part-time job at the town’s Parking Violations Bureau, working on a letter that she was …

There were several firsts at the recently concluded Miss Universe pageant held in New Orleans. The winner, R’Bonney Gabriel, is the first Filipino-American Miss USA to win the prestigious …

On Saturday, Jan. 21, Operation VEST hosted their second annual 22° Run and Plunge at Walker Beach in Brightwaters. The event featured a 2.2-mile run/walk and a polar plunge into the Great South …

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again. The grand marshals have been announced for local St. Patrick’s Day parades. The Bay Shore-Brightwaters parade will take place on March …

East Islip High School’s boys and girls track and field teams headed into The Armory in New York City on Jan. 11 to compete in the Millrose Games Trials, to try and earn a trip to the famous …

Since 2006, the family and friends of James McNaughton have gathered for an extremely successful benefit to honor and remember McNaughton’s life. McNaughton was a New York City police officer …

The Town of Islip Unity Council will host its Inaugural Unity Ceremony in conjunction with leaders from religious groups throughout the Town’s rich and diverse communities, designed to bring a …

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Suffolk County police commissioner Rodney K. Harrison and Third Precinct Crime Section Lt. Matthew Colonna held a press conference, during which they announced the arrest of an …

Fans of “Jersey Boys,” the monster smash musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, will get their request granted in The Gateway’s production for its 2023-2024 season. …

On my way home from going to see the musical “Nunsense,” at Studio Theatre Long Island’s Bayway Arts Center, it occurred to me that I had never seen a show before where all of the …

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