Articles

A successful inaugural event

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

The first annual East Islip Community Festival took place last Sunday in the older, downtown area on the western end of Main Street. The chamber of commerce-sponsored event was organized by Clearview Festivals and was by all accounts a huge success.

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Running for a cause

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

When West Islip resident Mike McGuire hits the pavement at the start of the inaugural Suffolk County Marathon in Heckscher State Park, he won’t be running alone, both figuratively and literally. After all, there are more than 2,400 registered participants in that event. However, McGuire, who will run the half marathon, will also be accompanied by the memory of his dad, whose illness was the impetus to begin running for better health.

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Single lane travel to FI

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

Single lane, alternating directional travel operations are now in effect each night, Monday through Friday on the Robert Moses Causeway (RMC) Fire Island Inlet Bridge between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. in the Town of Islip.

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New policy targets deadbeat parents

Story By: Steve Bellone
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Recently, I was joined by Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, Suffolk County Legislator William Lindsay III, Assistant Deputy County Executive for Public Safety Tim Sini, and the Suffolk County Police Department to announce a new policy and enhanced measures addressing parents who are driving with a suspended license due to non-payment of child support.

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Small goals lead to larger milestones

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

The inaugural Suffolk County Marathon and Half-Marathon that takes place on September 13 will be a family event in at least one household in Islip Town. Susan Moran of Brightwaters and her daughter Susannah Moran of Bay Shore have been practicing for the big race. And although they’ll be running in different categories and also at a different pace, they are determined to both celebrate the completion of the Half-Marathon race together

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Advocating for wildlife

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

Last Thursday evening, the Seatuck Environmental Association officially announced the launch of its brand new “Campaign for Long Island Wildlife,” – an advocacy initiative offering a multi-faceted approach towards protecting and restoring native habitats while advancing strategies to mitigate adverse impacts on wildlife.

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Little warriors

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

When 10 year olds Grace Nash and Olivia Piazzolla of Islip heard their neighbor was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, they both wanted to do something to help out. Olivia then hopped onto the Internet and did some research and learned about the Lustgarden Foundation’s good work. The girls’ lemonade stand that was set up in front of a neighbor’s house garnered $235 for the Foundation.

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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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