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PROPOSED BUDGET TOTAL: $96,208,308 Increase (from 2019-2020 budget): 1.97 percent Increase per average home (assessed at $40,000): $157/year or $13 per month STATE AID: Last year, …
PROPOSED BUDGET TOTAL: $199,437,938 Increase (from 2019-2020 budget): $5,390,810 (2.8 percent) STATE AID: Last year, 2019-2020, the state aid given to Connetquot School District was …
Sayville News

Sayville Ferry captain leads his last ship

When Sayville Ferry Service Capt. Mike Jayne guided the Fire Island Empress to Cherry Grove and the Pines, his final ferry ride at the helm, this is what he got: a Coast Guard escort, assorted …

Caravan helps celebrate Sayville's Kay Porter on 98th birthday

When the call went out to celebrate Kay Porter’s 98th birthday with a car caravan, the response was quick. The Sayville Rotarians started it, then the Sayville Chamber, the Sayville Garden …

Local business owner designing intubation boxes for hospitals

“Steve Burton is the kind of guy who knows how to get things done,” said Greater Sayville Civic president Christine Sarni. Burton, a Sayville resident, is civic’s second vice …

Cornucopia Natural Foods still serving customers through pandemic

At least 50 brown bags of customer orders were lined up by the registers at Cornucopia Natural Foods at 9 a.m. on Monday. And this was the day after Easter. “We’re processing the …
School News

Local author's third book is a love story to Italy

Suzanne McKenna Link wrote “Finding Edward” over the last year, scheduling the book’s release before the wave of the current pandemic crashed over the world. The story follows …

Local theaters cope with cancelled shows

As part of the state government’s efforts to promote physical distancing, theaters were some of the first to be shut down due to the coronavirus. Three local theaters are adapting to forced …

Out-of-work chef cooks for the community

The model is $14 per meal, plus your grandma eats free. He is also donating 25 percent of his proceeds to Island Harvest, the rest goes towards making more meals.
Hometown Heroes

The Fish Store organizes food drive for Our Lady of the Snow

“Let’s make sure our neighbors are fed,” was the prevailing thought behind Seth Needelman’s organization of a food drive for the local pantry at Our Lady of the Snow R.C. …

Photo fundraiser feeds staff at local rehab center

Peter Pessoni suffered from a stroke caused by a clot in his thigh. The decision was made that his leg had to be amputated in order to save his life. Now, Pessoni is recovering at Our Lady of …

Local florist donates flowers to nursing home

As the world ground to a halt, the unthinkable happened, with weddings and wakes being cancelled. Local florist Donna Stanfield Johnson was left with thousands of pink and white ros- es for …