Planning board recommends Heartland

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

After reserving decision last month, the Islip Town Planning Board made an official recommendation in favor of a limited portion of the longstanding Heartland Town Square project at last Thursday night’s meeting.

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A rally in blue

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

An ample crowd gathered at Memorial Park in Islip last Saturday to show their support for law enforcement in this country. Organizer Jim Duffy, a member of Rusy Bohm American Legion Post 411 in the hamlet who sponsored the Blue Lives Matter event, said the time was right to honor the men and women who are on the front lines in this country.

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Wild about Brightwaters

Story By: STAFF WRITER
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last Saturday was the debut of “Wild about Brightwaters” at Gilbert Beach, where Alison and Brett Branco, along with their two children, invited residents to take part in learning more about the coasts of the Great South Bay.

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Making wishes come true

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Kiwanis Club of the Islips and Bay Shore held car show last Sunday to raise money for Make A Wish. Two kids were granted wishes at the event.

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The Suffolk Librarian: A Magician’s Books

Story By: STAFF WRITER
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

When John Dee returned to his home in Mortlake, England in 1583 after years traveling through Europe, meeting emperors and dignitaries and conducting bizarre experiments, the wizard discovered, to his horror that his library had disappeared.

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More eyes on the community needed

Story By: STAFF WRITER
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Summer is waning and the vacation season will soon be coming to an end. It’s a time of year when thoughts turn back to a routine of school, jobs and participating in community organizations.

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Centennial art exhibit at Watch Hill Ferry

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

If you drop by the Watch Hill Ferry FINS Visitor Center tonight, Aug. 25, you can celebrate the National Park Service Founders Day, its actual centennial, raise a glass and browse 53 artistic renderings of parks and their natural inhabitants.

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Paradise lost

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

At the last Islip Town Board meeting, Kismet resident Joanna Ruddy spoke to the board about the frustration she and many of her neighbors have been feeling about a business on Fire Island that she said has taken liberty with the town code, which in this case is B1, allowing for mixed-use. She said the noise from the business has made staying at her home on Fire Island unbearable.

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Spray park proposed

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Two officials put partisan politics aside and stood together to announce that the long beleaguered Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood would soon be on the path to recovery, a path that would include a spray park.

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A hero to heroes

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

A crowd gathered outside the Rusy-Bohm American Legion Post 411 in Islip last week to welcome a hometown hero who has been on a mission to draw support for the men and women in blue.

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