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Battle at the Grange

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Last Saturday and Sunday, Co. K of the 67th New York Volunteer Infantry successfully hosted its seventh annual Civil War Weekend at the Islip Grange and the park once again became a stage for reenactors. Over the course of the weekend, thousands of visitors were treated with exciting battle reenactments between the Union and the Confederacy, completely free of charge.

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Into the digital age

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

In the coming months, finding property records in the Village of Brightwaters will be a whole lot easier. That’s because the village is the recent recipient of a grant provided by the New York State Archives Department that will enable the municipality to digitalize all of their important information and place them in the more space-saving and easy-to-access form.

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Planning board notes

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

At last Thursday’s meeting, the Islip Town Planning Board reserved decision on the application for special permits to renovate a building currently used as a bagel shop. However, the application for the Auto Mall in West Islip was approved so that the business could run a car wash on the premises.

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Feral felines and farewells

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

At Tuesday’s Islip Town Board meeting, Supervisor Carpenter and the board listened to residents’ complaints about the serious feral cat issue in the town. They also heard from one resident who angrily protested one placement of one of the town’s commissioners while saying goodbye to two commissioners moving on to other positions.

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Planning to stay for a while

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Last July, former Brentwood Superintendent Joseph C. Bond was named the interim Superintendent of the Bay Shore School District. The Islip resident brings with him 23 years of educational experience filled with an array of highlights and accomplishments. And he has some exciting plans for the new district.

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Boxing for charity

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Brendan “The Showstopper” Sweeney, an East Islip resident, was recently chosen to be one of 20 boxers competing in the 12th Long Island Fight for Charity, which will take place on Monday, Nov. 23 at the Long Island Hilton in Melville.

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Tax refund backlog being resolved

Story By: STAFF WRITER
9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Suffolk County has announced a major milestone in clearing up the longstanding tax refund backlog. Due to the backlog, more than 11,000 refunds, including 745 cases in the Town of Islip, had been delayed for an average of one year, hurting taxpayers waiting for refunds and costing approximately $1 million in interest payments.

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Hospital expands services

Story By: NICOLE FUENTES
9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Last Thursday, Sept. 10, the Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center conducted a flag-raising ceremony in honor of the first phase completion of the new Knapp Cardiac Care Center with fanfare that included East Patchogue VFW Post 8300 and the Suffolk County Police Department Pipe and Drum Band.

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Honoring the lost

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Last Friday evening, Sept. 11, Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter and the members of the town board presided over a ceremony to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. The event continues to bring together residents from all across the municipality as well as local elected officials.

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Preparing for the next storm

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

On Tuesday night, 4th District state Sen. Phil Boyle teamed up with the Islip Chamber of Commerce to present a Disaster Preparedness Workshop that was held at the Islip Fire Department. At the free event, which was open to all members of the public, government and emergency officials were on hand to discuss practical and helpful protection measures in the midst of hurricane season nearly three years after the onslaught of Superstorm Sandy.

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Oh what a race

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Thousands of runners hit the streets Sunday morning to take part in the inaugural Suffolk County Marathon. About 1,000 marathoners and 2,600 half-marathoners participated (including 173 active military/veterans), while scores of spectators lined the streets to cheer on the participants and give some extra motivation.

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A historic day in Suffolk County

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

There was quite a bit of activity on the South Shore of Suffolk County in the Town of Islip last Sunday as the long awaited and first Suffolk County Marathon and Half Marathon got underway. For the most part, the event got off without a hitch and transitioned smoothly as the runners traveled east from Heckscher State Park in East Islip and returned there sometime later to the cheers from scores of well-wishers who turned out to greet them.

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