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Governor ‘indefinitely delays’ congestion pricing in Manhattan

Last week, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) declared an “indefinite delay” in the implementation of congestion pricing for drivers entering New York City that was due to begin June 30. The …

Gov. Hochul announced $10 million for the Town of Islip Regional Shellfish Hatchery. The establishment of the Regional Shellfish Hatchery will expand New York’s blue economy and address …

On Wednesday, June 5, the Town of Islip Planning Board held a meeting to hear public comments on the proposed construction of 40 garden apartments for special-needs individuals on 405 Locust Avenue, …

Over 100 participants joined together for the annual Oakdale Spring Cleanup this Saturday, May 18 at the Oakdale Long Island Rail Road station. The Oakdale Civic Association, Oakdale Improvement …

On Saturday, May 18, the Great Brookhaven Cleanup took place, with one of the sites being Blue Point Avenue from the library at Middle Road down to Blue Point Dock. Nearly a dozen volunteers …

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, April 27, the Oakdale Historical Society hosted volunteers with the West Sayville Junior Fire Department for a cleanup of the grounds of colonial church, St. John’s in Oakdale. …

On a rainy Saturday morning, about 40 volunteers from Save the Great South Bay, wearing yellow safety vests, fanned out across two sites in Patchogue to collect trash. James Bertsch, a Save the …

The Blue Island Oyster Foundation held the eighth annual Run to Protect the Bay fundraiser on Saturday, April 20, with dozens of runners from Long Island. As part of a spring run series …

On Saturday, April 20, volunteers took to cleaning up areas in downtown Main Street and surrounding parts of Sayville. Over a dozen trash bags were collected from debris that had accumulated …

On Saturday, April 13, Save the Great South Bay hosted its annual spring cleanup in Bayport as part of the island-wide Creek Defender Program that is responsible for 50 locations. Bob Draffin, …

On Friday, May 10, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The View in Oakdale, Save the Great South Bay will be hosting their annual Oyster Shindig with tickets at $50 per person, on sale through Friday, May 3. …

Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act that was passed last month, congressman Andrew Garbarino (R-2 nd District) was able to secure $2 million for the Oakdale sewer project. Last July, …

On Sunday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Sayville Fire House (located at 107 North Main Street) will be giving away smoke detectors for community members who are residents of the Sayville …

On Wednesday, April 3, a house caught fire on Astor Drive in Sayville, where a good Samaritan rescued a resident from a second-story window. Suffolk County Police Fifth Precinct officers …

On Sunday, April 7, Jason Borowski and the Blue Point Civic Association gathered at the property on Kennedy Avenue and Montauk to clean up the area as part of Save the Great South Bay’s Creek …

On Sunday, April 14, the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet will host award-winning photographer and author John Lazzaro as he presents the history of Kings Park Psychiatric Center. Combining …

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 …

Legis. Dominick Thorne (R) recently held a lithium-ion battery safety course at the Patchogue-Medford Library last week, alongside Suffolk County fire safety educators. Thorne has recently …

The volunteer workdays are available at the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. These workdays are a great opportunity for local residents to give back to the environment and help protect …

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