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Buttermilk’s Chicken opened its doors on Tuesday, March 17, during a public health pandemic. Taking 10 days to convert the storefront from Rizzo’s Pizza to a touch of Southern …
West Islip’s Felicity Mason stars in “Stalker’s Prey 2” this weekend.
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Libraries close due to coronavirus spread
East Islip Library announced its closure Monday at 5 p.m. and, like the other libraries, will be closed indefinitely in order to …
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East Islip Chinese restaurant sees 50% reduction in sales
Yan Min Kitchen on East Main Street in East Islip is experiencing a sharp decline in business since the outbreak of the …
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Bay Shore St. Patrick's Day parade canceled
Bay Shore-Brightwaters St Patrick's Day Parade has been canceled for this Saturday, March, 14. At this time, the parade committee …
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Local hospitals prepare for virus spread
Local hospitals assure the community protocols are in place and encourage res- idents to practice good health measures like …
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Great South Bay Brewery's Whiskey Fest lifts spirits
Like a perfect blended Scotch, the Whiskey Festival held at Great South Bay Brewery, Friday, Feb. 28, was equal parts sophistication …
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Great South Bay Whiskey Festival combines words and spirits
For the third time, the Great South Bay Brewery will be hosting its fun and fancy Whiskey Festival, showcasing “local New York …
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SUFFOLK COUNTY

Rotary clubs combine for water quality efforts

Creating a breach at Gilgo State Park? Maybe. An educational environmental event at Heckscher State Park? Perhaps. Those two possibilities were presented last Thursday night when five South …
ISLIP Hamlet

Islip woman celebrates 50 years with Babylon Chorale

As the Babylon Chorale celebrates 70 years as a group, only Mabelle Baepler can say she has been a member for the last 50.  An Islip resident, Baepler said she has always loved music, and …
ISLIP SCHOOLS

Islip school board focuses on accuracy for census

Two notable items were discussed at Tuesday night’s board of education meeting at Islip Middle School. Dr. Ellen Semel, the district superintendent, and several members of the board made …
ISLIP SCHOOLS

Islip to host Special Olympics NY this June

Spring Games South for Special Olympics New York is the largest competition of its kind on Long Island and, this year, will take place at Islip High School on June 6. More than 500 athletes are …
ISLIP SCHOOLS

Islip students become Partners in Science with Brookhaven Lab

Thirty-six students and librarians from six Suffolk County schools visited Brookhaven National Lab to participate in Partners in Science, an annual collaboration between Eastern Suffolk …
West Islip News
WEST ISLIP

DEC and WIS CREEK join to clean Willets Creek

The Department of Environmental Conservation’s division of environ- mental remediation invited members of the WIS CREEK association last Wednesday, March 11, to view the work done on …
WEST ISLIP

West Islip woman to compete on Wheel of Fortune

Mara D’Amico’s family has always tuned in to see Pat Sajak and Vanna White on “Wheel of Fortune.” D’Amico grew up in Buffalo, and her mother always wanted to be a …

SHUTDOWN: West Islip staff member contracts coronavirus

West Islip Public Schools have been mandated to close Bayview Elementary School for 24 hours, beginning Thursday, March 12, since a staff member at school tested positive for coronavirus. For …

Questions unresolved on Masera deal without developer's answers

West Islip Board of Education held a meeting on Tuesday night at the high school with the intent of hosting the still-undisclosed developer proposing to build a senior-living facility where the …
WEST ISLIP

DEC involves students in maintaining Willets Creek

West Islip Schools has initiated a movement to pick up where the Department of Environmental Conservation has left off at Willets Creek, which borders the east end …