Decking the Hall

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

Last Thursday evening, large groups of families, friends, local community groups and service organizations gathered together for the third annual Deck The Halls event on the grounds of the historic town landmark, Brookwood Hall.

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Snowflakes, cookies and Santa

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

The annual holiday-themed Snowflake Sale at Bay Shore Historical Society is a much-anticipated event for society members and the community.

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Planning board notes

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

Among the items addressed at last Thursday night’s planning board meeting were changes to buildings and expansions in several areas around town. The decision for the following three items were reserved by the board to further review the applications.

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All is bright

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

It was the biggest turnout ever! Wohseepee Park cabin was packed last Saturday with excited young residents and lots of pets that stopped by for a chance to get a photo with Santa Claus.

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Making merry on Main Street

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

On Saturday, Dec. 5, thousands of people lined up along Montauk Highway in Islip to witness the annual holiday parade and tree lighting ceremony, hosted by the Islip Chamber of Commerce.

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Breaking ground

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

Local officials broke ground on a new state-of-the-art Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting building at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma on Tuesday.

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Slow down laws expanded

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

It’s already in place for police and emergency responders; now, a law requiring motorists to slow down has been expanded to include garbage trucks, too.

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Alarming truths about government

Story By: STAFF WRITER
12/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

At the last meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature it became painfully obvious that Suffolk's so-called “Alarm Management Program” is more about raising revenue than reducing false alarms. Three amendments were proposed to this ill-conceived program. One of them passed. Here’s what happened.

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Proposed town spending explained

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
12/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

At the Islip Town Board Meeting last week, the board voted to adopt its 2017 Capital Budget along with a resolution to implement a town-wide Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) program.

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Achieving a new rank

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
12/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

East Islip resident Michael Lawrence Grey will receive the coveted Eagle Scout Badge at his official Eagle Court of Honor, taking place at Timber Point Elementary School on Dec. 17..

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