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The Town of Islip celebrated and honored a few of the outstanding women from our community on Tuesday, March 19, at 2 p.m., during their Women’s History Celebration. Among the women honored for …

On Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a blood drive will be hosted by the Bayport-Blue Point Library as the capstone project for BBP high school junior Amanda Woods’s Girl Scout Gold …

A firefighter is about to sit down to dinner after a hard day at work when the alarm sounds. Dinner is forgotten as he rushes to the scene, never knowing what to expect, or what the rest of the night …

Ryan DiPrima, a Connetquot High School student, constructed a wooden flag in his technology class that was put on permanent display at the Lieutenant Michael Murphy Museum in West Sayville as a …

Despite the heavy snow, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Town of Islip held its monthly board meeting and celebrated National Black History Month. A representative for the town called the meeting …

Sayville girls basketball vs. Harborfields The Sayville Golden Flashes hosted the Harborfields Tornadoes last Tuesday on Brook Street in girls varsity basketball. It was Fan Day at SHS, and the …

Connetquot High School senior Tristan Weingarten, after a stellar season on the swim team, holds 10 out of 12 school records in his sport. The 100-meter breaststroke record had stood the longest, …

On Saturday, Feb. 2, the Sayville junior varsity cheerleading squad won first place at their competition in Longwood following a first-place victory at their competition a week before at West …

Blue Point-based Johnny Mac Foundation, headquartered at the Bayport-Blue Point Library, hosted its 14th “wish gala” on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Gatsby-fabulous Mansion at Oyster Bay. A …

South Shore University Hospital (SSUH) today announced the completion of its $71 million, 45,560-square-foot, two-story Women and Children’s Center. The hospital-within-a-hospital includes a …

In Patchogue, Super Bowl Sunday is celebrated with wings, dips, beer, and… polar plunges. On Sunday, Feb. 11, get freezin’ for a reason with the Patchogue Young Professionals at the …

The Oakdale Historical Society presented its annual OWL (Oakdale’s Wondrous Leadership) award to friends and “dynamic duo” (according to president Maryann Almes), Connie Lennart and …

At the historic Gillette House, on Jan. 8, president of the Sayville Village Improvement Society, Bernice Corbin (right) presented the SVIS service award to longtime member Helen Falabella, a beloved …

The annual Holiday Greeting Fund from the Suffolk County News raised $1,050 that was donated to the Chestene M. Coverdale Food Pantry in Sayville by publisher, Terry Tuthill. Charlene Lehmann, …

“We are very lucky people. Our local communities are filled with kind, caring, and generous residents whom we are proud to call neighbors. Even so, it is hard to meet a person who possesses …

Elementary students in Sayville wrote letters to the Suffolk County Police Department’s Fifth Precinct to thank them for their service in 2023 following a visit during the holiday season. …

Light in darkness was the imaginative spark that gave birth to the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum in West Sayville. The museum was built to inspire hope in challenging times.   It turns …

Dozens of toys were picked up from Islip Town Hall and delivered to the Salvation Army, for distribution to the organization’s Angel Tree recipients. Town of Islip employees went above and …

During the Bayport Fire Department’s treasured Santa run down the blocks of Bayport and Blue Point on Sunday, Dec. 17, a community member flagged down Santa’s “sleigh” for the …

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 …

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