Articles

Water quality fee suggested

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Monday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone called upon the county’s residents to make a commitment for the sake of better water quality. That commitment involves adding a fee onto every water bill – residential and commercial -, a bill that is considered one of the lowest in the country. However, he’s leaving the final decision in the hands of voters and hopes to get the proposition on the ballot by this November.

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Having eco-friendly fun

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last Saturday’s sunny skies and moderate temperatures made it a perfect day to be outdoors. Some people took advantage of the nice weather by attending the annual Eco-Carnival at the Suffolk County Environmental Center on the Scully Estate in Islip. The event is sponsored by Seatuck Environmental Association and is held in honor of Earth Day (April 22). It is a family-friendly approach to celebrating nature while also having lots of fun.

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Old and new business discussed at town meeting

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

At the Islip Town Board Meeting Tuesday night, the board listened to varying concerns from the public – particularly regarding the future implementation of an official town-wide feral cat program – and passed resolutions bringing a new airline to MacArthur Airport, implementing counterterrorism tactics at town marinas, and a new deal allowing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to utilize the Islip Pistol and Rifle Range.

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Rallying for sewers

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Sunday, a crowd of local residents, community leaders, and elected officials gathered together at a rally inside St. John’s Campus in Oakdale. The goal of the event – created by local nonprofit organization Save the Great South Bay – was to generate momentum by urging state and county officials to secure funding in order to reroute a proposed sewer line south from the Ronkonkoma Hub project through the South Shore communities of Sayville, West Sayville, Oakdale and over to Great River.

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Peaceful protests

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4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last Thursday, thousands gathered along the streets of Patchogue to express their differing views on the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, who came into town to deliver a speech at the nearby Emporium. Both protesters and supporters crossed paths and formed their own respective rallies to make their voices heard.

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Trump speaks in Patchogue

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

After waiting on lines a block long and amidst tight security, more than 1,000 people who had paid between $100 and up to $1,000 entered The Emporium in Patchogue. It was there where Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump delivered an emotionally pumped-up speech that could be likened to a pep rally. The event was a fundraiser for the Suffolk County Republicans that had recently endorsed Trump.

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The ballots are in

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

The national Primary that took place on Tuesday, April 19 resulted in two very key winners: Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton. Voter turnout in Suffolk County was better than it usually is on any Primary day. Nick LaLota, Commissioner of Suffolk Board of Elections said, “I’ve spoken to party leaders who were very pleased with the voter turnout.”

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Successful and costly candidate visits

Story By: STAFF WRITER
4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last week was a historic one for Suffolk County in that for the first time in a very long time – if ever - the County served as a pre-Primary Day campaign stop for two frontrunners in the presidential election: Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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Don’t forget your Primary vote

Story By: STAFF WRITER
4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

This Tuesday, April 19, is a day voters from all over New York get to choose a candidate from their political party who, come November, will be in the running for the top job in our nation. It’s an important decision; so if you’re a registered Democrat or Republican, remember to vote.

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Primary Day, April 19

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

This Tuesday, April 19, the polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Registered Democrats and Republicans from all over New York State will have an opportunity to cast their ballot for their party’s choice for the next president of the United States.

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The Lady Marauders are off and running

Story By: STEVE BORBET
4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Bay Shore girls track picked up some serious wins for the first three meets of the spring season. The first was held on March 26, the Ross Goldin Meet, which was a real success, with 16 teams competing.

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‘Hamilton’ revisited

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

On March 30, the entire Bay Shore High School junior class (plus some lucky seniors selected through a lottery for a total of nearly 50) boarded 11 coach buses and headed to Manhattan to see the new smash hit play “Hamilton” on Broadway. The trip was fully funded through generous community donations made through the Bay Shore Schools Arts Education Fund (BSSAEF).

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