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Arrests for selling alcohol to minors

Story By: STAFF WRITER
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Suffolk County Police have arrested five people after they sold alcohol to a minor at businesses in Bay Shore, Islip, East Islip and West Islip on Saturday, Aug. 22.

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No new information on NY Rising projects

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

The first phase of a $1.3 million New York Rising-funded project to relieve current and future flooding throughout West Islip recently kicked off with a $300,000 contract awarded by the Islip Town Board to a Bohemia-based environmental engineering firm to conceive a community-wide drainage plan. However, community members are wondering when that work will begin.

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Fixing a rocky road

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

The extreme temperatures our area experienced last winter resulted in some treacherous road conditions. Pothole repairs have been going on since spring, but one stretch of the Sunrise Highway Service Road needed a whole lot more than the usual patching.

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NY Rising contracts awarded

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Islip Town Board Meeting Tuesday afternoon, the board passed a group of resolutions initiating multiple projects funded by New York Rising through the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery. The board also voted to provide elderly residents with essential transportation, and listened to varying public concerns from residents.

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Take down those walls

Story By: STAFF WRITER
8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

There are a few too many walls up in the tony neighborhood called Bayberry in the hamlet of Islip. One is made of concrete and the others are of anger and animosity, pitting neighbor against neighbor. It’s time for all walls to come down.

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Artwork on the Great Lawn

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Art enthusiasts from across the region gathered on a hot, sunny Sunday for the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society’s Art Show on the Great Lawn last Sunday. The event featured displays by a variety of local artists in a range of different mediums, including watercolor, oil/acrylics, photography, ceramics, sculpture, paper/montage, and fine jewelry.

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A new lease on life

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Just a few years ago, Bohemia resident Debbi Hole, 52, was in the fight of her life as she battled breast cancer. And even though it was a battle she was eventually able to win, she’s been gearing up for another fight with the disease she hopes will never return. Her weapon is exercise and that’s a remedy that has prepared her to run her first full marathon – the Suffolk County Marathon - on Sept. 13.

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The healing power of The Neighborhood House

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

In April 2013, funeral home director Rich D’Andrea, Michelle Virga, a clinical social worker, and a small group of others crated an organization where individuals and families dealing with the pain of losing a loved one to suicide or a drug overdose could go to find compassion and support.

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Islip wall discussions continue

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

A homeowner on East Bayberry Road has responded to criticism voiced by a group of neighbors over what they deem to be an unpermitted, obstructive wall recently erected on his property at the end of the block on the Great South Bay waterfront.

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A sport for all ages

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

The Great South Bay Yacht Racing Association season continues with weekend Junior and Invitational regattas. The events that were held last Friday and Saturday at the Westhampton Yacht Squadron brought out the best sailors of all ages.

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Painting the Great South Bay

Story By: NICOLE FUENTES
8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

The South Bay Art Association is inviting artists to paint en plein air for the second annual event they are calling Paint the Great South Bay. About 20 artists will paint the South Shore from Smith Point County Park to Islip from Aug. 20-23. Paintings created during the event will then be featured on Sunday at the Wet Paint sale at Paper Cup Studios in Bellport. Proceeds from the event will fund future SBAA funds as well as scholarships.

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Feeling the beat

Story By: ALEJANDRO SERRANO
8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Local producer John Norris (Tre Trax) has gone from hearing his beats play back to him in his basement to producing a song with nearly 750,000 plays on audio sharing site, SoundCloud. The track, “Juice” by Lil Donald, was released eight months ago, and it is only one of Norris’ numerous productions.

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