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The Bayport-Blue Point and Greater Sayville chambers of commerce each held a menorah lighting on the first night of Hanukkah, Dec. 7, at Chamber Park in Bayport and the Chamber House in Sayville. …

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the Sayville boys soccer team collected items from their fundraising in the community and made “blessing bags” for homeless and displaced teens. In addition, the team also …

Cue the romantic music. The natural process of oysters reproducing. Mature oysters reproduce by releasing sperm and eggs into the water during spawning season. Fun fact: oysters can change sexes …

Fresh off their second Long Island Championship Class IV during Thanksgiving weekend, the Bayport-Blue Point Phantoms varsity football team made another historic, first-time win for the district at …

The Pilot Club of Sayville will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Dec. 2. Since 1973, the members of this club have been dedicated to meeting the needs of local residents and improving the …

On Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 9:30 a.m., over 1,000 students, teachers, administrators and staff of the Sayville High School unleashed the power of community service on their local community.  …

Oakdale Civic president, Dave Chan, hosted his third annual, albeit informal, Turkey Trot at his home in the Idle Hour community. Chan began the tradition as a “friendly, neighborhood …

The 16th annual Blue Point Turkey Trot was held on Thursday, Nov. 23. It included a 5K run, 1.5-mile walk, 5K or 1.5-mile walk. The event was held to benefit youth of Long Island through …

The National Park Service held two information sessions last week to hear from the public about proposals to update the rules for off-road vehicle access to Fire Island National Seashore. The rules …

Looking to save water? The Suffolk County Water Authority has some ideas, including watering your lawn only every other day. That was one of the conservation ideas SCWA representatives …

Over 250 turkeys and Thanksgiving meal kits were given out to veterans by the Sayville Community Ambulance via drive-through at their facility on Lakeland Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 19. Dozens of …

The Bayport Civic Association held its 20th annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway with the generosity of community members. Over the past 20 years, the BCA has handed out 10 tons of free turkeys …

“Hunger is very real here on Long Island.  The number of local residents experiencing difficulty affording food over the last year has steadily increased.  This number doubles during …

Detectives from the Suffolk County SPCA arrested a Bayport woman on Monday, Nov. 6, with animal cruelty by failing to maintain a habitable living environment for her 14 cats and two dogs and allowing …

Scientists at Stony Brook University have completed their assessment of water quality in Long Island’s surface waters for 2023. The findings were released during a press conference held at …

LGBTQIA+ youth said to benefit from controversial literature BY SAM DESMOND Following a community-wide letter mailed out to households in the Bayport-Blue Point School District by former …

On Nov. 1, an online petition on Change.org began circulating on social media, which now has over 400 signatures, calling for the removal of Dr. Marc Ferris, superintendent of Sayville Schools since …

“Tell them ‘Welcome back home’,” said Army veteran and Bayport native, Shannon Jones, about how best to honor servicemen and women. “Don’t just do it for …

Works of art transcend viewers, either by scene or pose, brush strokes or color. But last Friday night, at the Islip Arts Council Gallery’s closing reception of “Limitless: Healing Cancer …

Save The Great South Bay, a local 501(c)3 environmental non-profit, is launching the South Shore Bays Unified Water Stud y, a pilot program using an innovative water quality monitoring protocol. This …

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