Excitement in the town boardroom

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Residents packed the Islip Town Board Meeting Tuesday afternoon, and many of them came forward to voice their displeasure with a new online reservation system implemented for the upcoming boating season at the Islip Town-owned Atlantique Marina on Fire Island. Later on, the board appointed a new Commissioner of Aviation and Transportation.

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Medal long overdue

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sgt. Nicholas Faraone awarded with six service medals, including the Purple Heart.

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Ready for action

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Members from various Civil Air Patrol (CAP) units in Nassau and Suffolk County showed their numbers in support of Sunday’s “Celebration of Vintage Transportation” at the Bayport Aerodrome. The units’ various roles at the event included directing traffic, parking lot management, crowd control and tour assistance—altogether ensuring the general safety of the spectators and protection of the vintage displays.

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Vintage wings and wheels

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Sunday, more than 2,500 people gathered the Bayport Aerodrome Society’s “Celebration of Vintage Transportation” event, featuring a wide range of vintage planes – a number of which took off from the grass runway – an antique and vintage bike show, an antique and vintage car show, live music, food and vendors, and even a raffle for a free biplane ride.

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Creating found art from old wood

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Skip Acquaro takes planks of old wood and creates a new universe on their blank surfaces, particularly scenes of Davis Park. A life member of the Davis Park Fire Department and a public safety officer with the Town of Brookhaven, he’s hoping to show some of his artwork, including the three-dimensional 40-by-16-inch creation of the Davis Park Harbor Store at the firehouse this Memorial Day.

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Honor the holiday

Story By: STAFF WRITER
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

As we prepare for all of the fun activities typically associated with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, many of us also intend to honor the true meaning of the holiday by attending parades and memorial services for Americans who paid the ultimate price defending our country. That’s a good thing. However, we should also consider the struggles that so many of our surviving veterans continue to have long after they’ve returned home from service.

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Local Memorial Day parade lineups

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Honor the holiday. Find out the local Memorial Day Parades in your area.

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They came to the market

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Only a few hours after the first Bounty by the Bay Farmer’s Market opened in Dr. George S. King Park on Main Street last Friday, almost all of the 20 vendors were sold out. That result both surprised and delighted all involved including Donna Periconi, president of the Greater Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce who initiated the event. “To say I’m thrilled is an understatement,” she remarked.

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FI deer management plan approved

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Earlier this month, the National Park Service approved a plan to handle the deer on the barrier island. The White Tail Deer Management Plan though, which had been met with considerable controversy since it was first announced, continues to draw criticism. That’s because the 67-page final Record of Decision that was released on May 3 still includes among a number of other methods of control, a hunt to kill deer in the Wilderness section of the island.

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New Bay Shore apartments discussed

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
5/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

At the latest Islip Town Planning Board Meeting, the board reserved decision on an application seeking a special permit for a mixed-use building located at 45 Fifth Avenue, approximately 500 feet south of Union Boulevard on the east side. The vote came after a group of nearby residents voiced concerns regarding potential density, traffic, safety, and quality of life issues.

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