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BAYPORT-BLUE POINT Over the last three years, the Bayport-Blue Point school budget has come under the tax levy cap, but this year, the budget will come right up to the cap, which is set at 3.91 …

Plans by waste disposal company Winters Bros. to run a rail line through some of the last undeveloped land in Yaphank to serve what opponents say would be the largest waste transfer station in state …

Famed Connetquot sports photographer Joe Maniaci played basketball in 1966. A family tradition, Maniaci’s son, Philip, and grandson, Joseph, also have played basketball for Connetquot, with all …

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, the Town of Brookhaven demolished the blighted former gas station at the corner of Kennedy Avenue on Montauk Highway in Blue Point. The building of a nature-interest spot has …

On Monday, Jan. 22, approximately 140 gallons of No. 2 fuel oil was released to a crawl space beneath a residence in the Lincoln Drive area of Oakdale. On Thursday, Jan. 25 at approximately 3 …

A bald-eagle was spotted on South Gillette Avenue in Bayport, a few hundred feet from the bay. Bayport resident Cindy Hagen Roman caught the majestic and patriotic visitor on the morning of …

The former Daisy Garden on the corner of Montauk Highway and Gillette Avenue, in Blue Point, will be taken over by local businesses Bayport Flower Houses and Stemmler Farms. The property, which …

Evocative of a behind-the-scenes documentary, Cory Schaetzle’s wildlife photography captures the hidden essence of creatures that he commonly finds engaged in their everyday tasks, carried out …

BY SAM DESMOND The Greater Sayville Civic Association held their annual Light the Night community event on Friday, Dec. 15, where they invited participants to light luminaries and place them …

The Bayport-Blue Point Heritage Association hosted its annual Christmas tour at Meadow Croft in Sayville this past weekend, commencing with a private tour on Friday, Dec. 1, the first-ever preview …

Members of the Idle Hour Neighborhood Watch and the Oakdale Civic Association put up the Vanderbilt Well Christmas Tree before Thanksgiving and held a tree lighting on Sunday, Nov. 26. In the …

With entire families attending to pick out their seasonal tree at St. Ann’s Christmas tree sale, it was a community event worthy of a heroine fawning in a Hallmark Christmas movie. For the …

On Friday, Nov. 17, Bohemia BSA Troop 76 member, Patric Gleason, was celebrated by his family, community members, and elected officials in the official unveiling of his Eagle Scout project at Lotus …

With the Roosevelts’ and robber barons’ country homes as mainstays in the histories of our communities, the “old money” or “quiet luxury” aesthetic from TikTok is …

The Town of Islip hosted their annual Apple Fest and had over 30,000 festivalgoers enjoy an afternoon of autumn fun, despite the unseasonably high temperatures of the day. With dozens of craft …

During a board meeting for the Town of Islip on Tuesday, Oct. 17, councilmembers voted unanimously to pass a resolution changing the zoning of the Idle Hour mansion in Oakdale to a Planned Landmark …

At least 85 people, mostly homeowners on Davis Park, came to hear Brookhaven supervisor Ed Romaine and other town officials speak about the immediate severity of beach erosion on Tuesday. And to …

Local residents in the Idle Hour area of Oakdale were alarmed last week when community advocate, Tom Alfano, announced on social media that a routine check of zoning law revealed that the Planned …

The Islip Resource Recovery Agency submitted an application to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for an Article 27 solid-waste permit modification to an existing …

Rechler Equity Partners, who own the former Island Hills Golf Course on the corner of Lakeland Avenue and the Sunrise Highway Service Road, have assembled a community outreach group, consisting of …

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