Articles

STAR benefits plan changing

Story By: NICOLE FUENTES
5/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

STAR, the school tax relief benefit viewed as a necessity for most Long Islanders, has been converted into a tax credit for new homeowners as part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2016-17 executive budget savings.

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‘The Wedding Singer’

Story By: MONICA MUSETTI-CARLIN
5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

The wedding season is upon us, and it’s never better represented than at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center with their hilarious production of “The Wedding Singer,” which is based on the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herlihy and starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

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Islip pierces the cap

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Islip School District will hold its annual budget vote and school board elections on Super Tuesday, May 17, between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. at the high school gym on Union Boulevard. There are two seats to be voted on. Danielle Flora is challenging incumbent Catherine Romano for seat 1, while Matthew Clareen and Dominick Pernice are challenging incumbent Russell Dietz for seat 2.

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West Islip budget and trustees

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

The total 2016-2017 budget for the West Islip School District is $120,529,829. That’s an increase of .35 percent. Taxpayers will see a .64-cent increase per $100 of assessed home value. The polls will be open at the high school from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Tougher social host penalties needed

Story By: STAFF WRITER
5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

We are approaching a very joyous time of year for young adults, especially those who are getting ready to graduate from high school. There will be proms and a number of parties to attend, but too often those celebratory events involve the use of alcohol. And way too often adults have allowed that to happen. It needs to stop.

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A goal to curb underage drinking

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Monday evening, a group of local law enforcement officers, elected officials, school district administrators and community leaders gathered inside Islip Middle School for a special roundtable discussion regarding the Suffolk County Social Host law. The group included Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) Commissioner Timothy Sini and Suffolk Legislators Tom Cilmi, Thomas Barraga and Monica Martinez.

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A monument for all

Story By: STAFF WRITER
5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Tuesday, a monument was dedicated on the grounds of the Cohalan Court Complex in Central Islip to mark the 100th anniversary of the Irish Rebellion, also known as the Easter Uprising. Although that memorial has special significance for Irish Americans, it is one that can be appreciated by everyone.

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Irish Freedom commemorated

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Tuesday afternoon, local elected officials, dignitaries and many Irish Americans braved the rain and unseasonably cold weather—regarded as typical Irish weather—to gather on the grounds of the John P. Cohalan Jr. Court Complex in Central Islip for the dedication of a monument in memory of the men who gave their lives for Irish Freedom on the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, a pivotal moment in Ireland’s history.

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A place to be safe and progress

Story By: NICOLE FUENTES
4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

It was a historic event. And it took place on Friday, April 22 near Gateway Plaza at 7 Crossways Boulevard in Patchogue. The LGBT Network broke ground at their new location for a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient, comprehensive facility to provide services to the growing LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community.

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Capital Budget plan aimed at our future

Story By: Steve Bellone
4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

On April 15, I unveiled my proposed 2017-2019 Capital Budget and Program. While this capital budget supports critical infrastructure and economic development initiatives needed to support a prosperous future for Suffolk County, borrowing levels for serial bonds in 2017 are lower than both the 2015 and 2016 Adopted Capital Budgets.

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A half-century of history revisited

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

A special 50th anniversary exhibit, “Protecting a Ribbon of Sand: The Creation of Fire Island National Seashore,” recently opened inside the Suffolk County Environmental Center at the Scully Estate on South Bay Avenue in Islip, where it will remain through July 15. Through correspondence, articles, memorabilia and photographs, the exhibit explores the battle over the fate of Fire Island from the turn of the century until the establishment of the Fire Island National Seashore (FINS) in 1964.

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New Eagle Scout

Story By: STAFF WRITER
4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Matthew Migliore, a member of Troop 254, which is based at St. Mary’s R.C. Church in East Islip, completed his Eagle Scout Court of Honor on April 2.

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