Articles

BWI crackdown

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
7/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last Friday afternoon—in advance of the July 4th holiday—Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Police Commissioner Tim Sini, and local law enforcement personnel for a press conference at the Bay Shore Maple Avenue docks to stress the importance of avoiding boating while intoxicated (BWI) incidents.

Read More

“Class of 2016”

Story By: ---
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

High schools in our reader area sent off another graduating class last week.

Read More

Private viewing at IAM

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last Saturday night, the Islip Arts Museum at Brookwood Hall (IAM) held a special reception as part of its IAM UP LATE Collaboration series with LIP – a free Long Island culture and arts magazine. The result was a successful, engaging, one-of-a-kind experience filled with live music, poetry, flow, and visual arts with contributions from a variety of local artists.

Read More

Special-needs person alerts

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Monday, Susan Kleinman and Dana DeRuvo-Hanner, the founders of the Special Moms Network, hosted a meeting at the Bay Shore Fire Department to introduce a voluntary alert system that is designed to help first responders navigate the needs of special needs people: Special Needs Person on Premises Alert Form. This program, which is still in its infancy, will eventually be made available to all households.

Read More

Ready for action

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Islip Fire Department recently christened a brand new fireboat 3-4-26. The boat is a 37-foot vessel capable of SCUBA and surface rescue, marine firefighting, and medical services at the advanced life support level.

Read More

TNR, parking, and parking fees complaints

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

At Tuesday’s Islip Town Board Meeting, the board listened to further public input regarding a recent draft of an official Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program, heard community complaints surrounding new Bay Shore parking fees, input on safety issues surrounding Broadway Park in Sayville, and unanimously passed four bond resolutions.

Read More

Dowling accreditation will be withdrawn

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Dowling College, which has been struggling to stay open since its initial closing earlier this month, received a report from the Middle States Accreditation Commission on High Education on Monday, indicating that they have decided to withdraw the institution’s accreditation, after August 31. The announcement comes less than a week after a hearing to keep accredited status that was held between Dowling’s president and the Commission on June 23.

Read More

Village election results

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

BRIGHTWATERS – Village residents headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote for the position of mayor and also two trustee spots. One of the two incumbent trustees running for reelection, Diane Urso, lost her seat to challenger Carmine Chiappetta on a recount Wednesday morning. Incumbent trustee Laurie Elliott won reelection, as did incumbent Mayor Joe McDermott who ran unopposed.

Read More

Village election results

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

BRIGHTWATERS – Village residents headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote for the position of mayor and also two trustee spots. One of the two incumbent trustees running for reelection, Diane Urso, lost her seat to challenger Carmine Chiappetta on a recount Wednesday morning. Incumbent trustee Laurie Elliott won reelection, as did incumbent Mayor Joe McDermott who ran unopposed.

Read More

Will it remain open or will it close?

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Dowling students and staff are still waiting information on the fate of their college. A decision could come as early as today, June 23, when the Middle States Commission reviews the college for reaccreditation. In the meantime, certain changes have been made to accommodate students. However, faculty members remain unsure of their future at the college.

Read More

Planning Board notes

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

At the Islip Town Planning Board Meeting on June 16, the board approved a special permit application for a mixed-use building located on the southeast corner of West Main Street and Ocean Avenue in Bay Shore (136 West Main Street).

Read More

Ivy dream fulfilled

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

This past winter, Amber Yildizel got the news she’d waited a long time to hear that she was the 2016 class valedictorian. “I remember the exact date,” she said with a slight laugh. “It was February 12. I was in shock for a good five minutes and tried not to cry.”

Read More