Coming out of the darkness

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

A young Islip Terrace resident is helping to promote the mission of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) – a national nonprofit organization dedicated to save lives and bring hope to those affected by depression and suicide. On October 23, the group’s Long Island chapter is hosting an “Out of the Darkness” 5K walk at Jones Beach State Park.

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Reasons for piercing the cap

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Among the variety of topics and issues that were covered at last Tuesday night’s Islip Town Board Meeting, one that stood out was a discussion over the possibility of piercing this year’s state tax cap. Islip officials explained the likelihood of such an outcome, along with the underlying factors that could render an increase unavoidable.

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Music by the lake

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Over the weekend, the Islip Arts Council hosted its 6th annual Jazz Fest, which took place on the scenic grounds of the historic Brookwood Hall mansion and on the banks of Knapp Lake. Presented by the Islip Arts Council, the special gathering featured two days of some of the hottest jazz groups around.

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They came to the fair

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

The 41st annual West Islip Country Fair took place last Sunday on the grounds of the West Islip Public Library. Said to be the largest outdoor fall festival on Long Island, the event draws shoppers from near and far.

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Running miles for hope

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Islip Breast Cancer Coalition and the Town of Islip joined forces last Sunday morning to host the second annual Miles for Hope 5K Run/Walk. The proceeds from this event will go to help those in the 19 hamlets in the town who are in treatment for breast cancer and other women’s cancers.

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Tag sale in the park

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Whoseepee Park was bustling early last Saturday morning for the biannual Community Tag Sale.

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SJB High School in its 50th year

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Just in time for its 50th anniversary celebration, St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip recently completed the renovation of a brand new library. The $1.4 million facility is set to keep St. John’s on the cutting edge of advancements in education while benefitting the entire school community with its unique aspect and ability to support all academic and co-curricular programs.

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Islip Town might look to pierce tax cap

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

A variety of topics and issues were covered at Tuesday night’s Islip Town Board Meeting, including the status of the Roberto Clemente Park cleanup, the possibility of piercing this year’s state tax cap, a new Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Facility (ARFF) at Long Island MacArthur Airport, the appointment of a new Town Attorney, and various ongoing quality of life issues for residents.

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On a mission to preserve history

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

The dozen or so active members of the Oakdale Historical Society met on Tuesday evening with Sarah Kautz, preservation director for the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, to brainstorm ideas and actions that could save the former estate of William K. Vanderbilt, from possible demolition. Though there are no plans for that to happen at this time, after the demise of Dowling College that had occupied the estate, society members became concerned about the future of the site.

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What happened to Deer Lake?

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Deer Lake has run dry. However, there are plans already in place that could see it refilled sometime soon.

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