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Holiday Greeting Fund

We opened our Holiday Greeting Fund officially last week to support the Chestene Coverdale Sayville Food Pantry. You can mail checks made payable to The Holiday Greeting Fund and mail them to The …

On Thursday, Nov. 17, the Bay Shore Historical Society hosted special guest Harrison Hunt, who gave a presentation about Long Island and the Civil War. Hunt, a retired history museum curator, taught …

With doctor intuition and nurse care, 12-year-old Madison Biehner, of Blue Point, may have saved the life of 9-year-old Danny Harrison, also of Blue Point, after a bicycle accident left the latter …

On Saturday, Nov. 19, at Community Ambulance Company in Sayville, 231 donated turkeys were given out to veterans in the community. Suffolk County is home to one of the largest veteran populations …

The rain held out on Friday, Nov. 11, for American Legion Rusy Bohm Post 411’s annual Veterans Day ceremony, at Veterans Park in front of Town Hall in Islip. The ceremony began at 10:15 …

The Sayville community came together on Veterans Day to perform a moving ceremony at Sparrow Park in downtown Sayville, to thank those who served in the armed forces this past Friday, Nov. …

As we honor the debt owed to our brave servicemen and women, there are community events that will bring special attention to those who served this Friday, Nov. 11. Bayport Fire Department and Blue …

BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link), a 501c3 charity that funds recreation therapy programs to address the emotional and physical needs of veterans and active-duty military, announced they have awarded a …

As we reflect on Veterans Day, the great sacrifice of our servicemen and women, it is important to note that most veterans continue to serve their country well after leaving the theater of war. …

Both Lisa Fischer of Medford and Renee Joseph of Wyandanch, are the new co-presidents the Women Marines Association, NY-7. The duo took over after former president StaceyAnn Castro-Tapler moved. The …

Islip Town supervisor Angie Carpenter joined the family and friends of fallen FDNY firefighter Jesse Gerhard, to symbolically rename South Bay Avenue, the Islip street where Jesse Gerhard raised, …

The Long Island Maritime Museum, on Oct. 28, hosted its 32nd Boat Burning. The event brought together hundreds of West Sayville citizens as they watched two decommissioned wooden boats be burnt down …

Legend has it that two knights, uncertain of one another’s intentions, crossed paths in the woods.  Is he friend or foe? each thought.  To make eye contact, these gallant knights …

The West Sayville Fire Department Flying Dutchmen drill team came out on top, winning against 13 other volunteer fire departments from Suffolk County on Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Hagerman Fire …

On the morning of Sunday, Sept. 11, the Town of Islip held a remembrance service at the 9/11 memorial in front of Town Hall. The ceremony featured an opening procession that included fire …

In poignant, somber, and moving remembrance dedications to local heroes lost from 9/11, St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Common Ground in Sayville captured the community’s genuflection …

Whenever something happens with the royal house of Windsor, all of England turns into a small town. What I love most about covering our small towns is exactly the spirit that is fueling the …

This year is the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and as such, many towns and organizations are holding ceremonies and events to honor the lives lost. Below is a list of some local …

On Saturday, July 16, The West Sayville Fire Department Flying Dutchmen drill team emerged as victors of the annual Joseph E. Gonnelly Invitational Drill, held at Hagerman Fire Department’s …

When Vietnam veterans returned home over four decades ago, instead of being honored, many of them were shunned and mistreated for their service. While nothing can make up for the scars gained by …

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