SUFFOLK COUNTY
Miss Universe and me
There were several firsts at the recently concluded Miss Universe pageant held in New Orleans. The winner, R’Bonney Gabriel, is …
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$9.3 million expansion project breaks ground at Arboretum
Expanding on its status as a landmark of the South Shore’s connection to the era of robber barons and American princesses, the …
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‘Rumrunning in Suffolk County’
This past week, I attended the Sayville Library’s Zoom presentation of “Rumrunning in Suffolk County: Tales from Liquor …
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Sayville

Sign demolished after car crash

On Saturday, Jan. 21, at approximately 11 p.m., a vehicle crashed into the Bowlero sign at the shopping center on 5560 Sunrise Highway, in Sayville. The Suffolk County Police Department’s 5th …

Laney faces long recovery in Westchester

Young Laney McGowan, who suffered severe damage to her heart and lungs following a viral infection and was admitted to the hospital in critical condition on Christmas Eve, has been taken out of her …

‘Respect the harmony of the face’

Jeanna Masone, owner of Sayville’s Botox Beauty Bar on 120 Main Street, recently won the Bethpage Best of Long Island award for Best of Botox practice. The practice was only opened in 2022, …
Bayport

Field hockey team honored at county awards night

The Bayport-Blue Point girls varsity field hockey team dominated the Suffolk County Field Hockey Awards, taking home three All State and three All County honors. “A Division II school taking …

Best for 10 years and counting

For the 10th year in a row, Bayport’s The Fish Store, owned by Seth Needelman, has won the Bethpage Best of Long Island award for fish market. “To have won once is a tremendous …

The ’80s are alive!

For the 80th day of school, students in the Bayport-Blue Point School District dressed up in 1980s gear to celebrate. During a school yard call-out at Blue Point Elementary, children were asked to …
Food & Drink
You helped give $1,400 to those in need
This year, our readers helped us raise a total of $1,400 through our Holiday Greeting Fund in support of the Chestene M. Coverdale …
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‘Joy found in miracles’
Serving up hot chocolate on the first night of Hanukkah, as has been an annual tradition for over a decade now, the Bayport-Blue Point …
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‘Joelle’ Noel
Santa and sweetheart, Mrs. Claus, visited Café Joelle on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 13 to take in requests for the upcoming …
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Polar Express makes a Blue Point stop
A special journey for children and their parents in Blue Point took place this past Saturday, Dec. 17, when The Polar Express pulled …
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Cookies with Santa
The Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce and Douglas Elliman Sayville office held their annual Cookies with Santa event on Saturday, …
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Hanukkah celebrations around town
The first day of Hanukkah falls on Sunday, Dec. 18, and both the Greater Sayville and Bayport-Blue Point Chambers are hosting events …
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School News

Suffolk Final Four

The Connetquot wrestling team qualified for the Suffolk Dual Meet Championship Tournament for the seventh consecutive year. The T-Bird grapplers battled to the Final Four in Suffolk County. …

Arts
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 …
Douglas Goodhart, who stars as the beloved Adam Sandler lead, Robbie, in The Gateway’s “The Wedding Singer, The Musical Comedy,” was a wedding singer in real life. “I used to …
On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for new business, Many Moons Merch Company, on Railroad Avenue in downtown Sayville. The company offers …
Hometown Heroes
The Greater Sayville Civic Association held their first meeting of 2023 on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Elected officials Andy Wittman (R-receiver of taxes), Legis. Anthony Piccirillo (R-8th District), and a …
The community rallied and donated over $50,000 in less than a week to a GoFundMe for Laney McGowan, a Sayville child suffering from Dravet syndrome, who has been in surgery for a life-threatening …
With nearly half a dozen nominations for the 2022 Inspiration Award, Rich D’Andrea, of Sayville, was characterized repeatedly as a steadfast and dedicated supporter of the community who has …
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