SUFFOLK COUNTY
Know your congressional district
Due to the new New York State congressional maps, many local residents are now in District 2 rather than District 1. Communities …
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Know before you vote
An important change regarding absentee voting will be in effect for the upcoming August primary as well as the November general …
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Happy 100th birthday, Ruth!
On Sunday, July 31, the American Legion Post 651 celebrated member Ruth Welch’s 100th birthday. Welch has been a member of the …
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Sayville

Education advocacy company wins award from Senate

On Monday, Aug. 15, state Sen. Alexis Weik (R-3rd District) presented Eileen Tyznar, founder of TEACH Consulting Services Inc. in Sayville, with a New York State Senate Empire Award for Tyznar and …

A Sayville Rotary Beefsteak homerun

The annual Sayville Rotary Beefsteak event last Thursday night, headed by Rotary president Drew Baldwin, welcomed over 350 jubilant guests, who helped raise funds for local community nonprofits and …

Returning land to the natives

The future of domestic greenery on Long Island is a swift move away from the monoculture lawns that have dominated in Nassau and Suffolk counties for the past 100 years. Marshall Brown, of …
Bayport

Bayport man convicted of hate crimes brought to prison early

Robert Fehring, 74-year-old retired schoolteacher and business owner from Bayport who was sentenced in federal court to 30 months in prison on Wednesday, August 3 for mailing dozens of violent …

Over 200 come to park for free concert

On Thursday, July 21, The Bayport-Blue Point Heritage Association hosted the second of its summer series of concerts at Memorial Park in Bayport. With no available spots for parking in the …

High school seniors honored at Dellecave Awards

Leeann Redlo and Jameson Smith, seniors from Bayport-Blue Point High School, Emily Mohr and Aidan Mallon, seniors from Connetquot High School, and Jillian Rastello and Yirdaw Rivera, seniors from …
Food & Drink
Seafood festival returns
The Long Island Maritime Museum’s 29th annual Seafood Festival will be held this Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21, from 11 …
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Public hearing held for former Mama’s Family Restaurant site
On Wednesday, Aug. 10, the Town of Islip planning board held their meeting at Islip Town Hall West. The board held a public hearing …
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A grand return for a beloved festival
Taking place all across downtown Sayville for three days, Summerfest was the event of the season, with thousands in attendance. With …
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‘Humble and kind’
How do you change a life?  It’s a straightforward question with a straightforward answer.  You give a young person an …
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Weekend fun for the whole family!
The Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce’s Summerfest makes its triumphant return this weekend, starting Friday night at 5 p.m. …
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Beloved pizza shop bids farewell
After 50 years of serving up slices and other Italian specialties, the Aegean restaurant will be closing. A mainstay of the Sun-Vet …
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School News

Sayville Garden Club announces scholarship award winners

The Sayville Garden Club is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 scholarship awards, Brendan Dargis and Kieran Schug. The club annually awards one scholarship each to a graduating high school …

Arts
BY SAM DESMOND The 49th season premiere for the CM Theater for Performing Arts was ushered in with 1950s-era-appropriate food and cars for their production of “Bye Bye Birdie.” The …
With paradoxically maddening and soothing illustrations, Jeremy Grand, who debuted his exhibit at the Bay Area Friends of Fine Arts Gallery at the Gillette House in Sayville, on Friday, Aug. 5, …
When the world gets bleak, readers always turn to their favorite stories to bring them comfort. “My Year With The Italian Girl,” a new novel by Sayville resident Linda Leuzzi, is sure to …
Hometown Heroes
In a heartwarming and against-the-odds story, a loose cat was rescued by a Sayville resident and reunited with its parents from Florida, who were in the local area for vacation. Debra Reines, a …
On Tuesday, July 26, the Suffolk County Police Department held a ceremony to honor the police canines and their handlers who had recently successfully completed canine training class and achieved New …
On Wednesday, July 27, the Bayport-Blue Point Library held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly christened John McNamara Teen Center. Local charity Johnny Mac Foundation has been a robust …
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