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Town Board notes

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

At the Islip Town Board meeting Tuesday afternoon, the board listened to varying concerns from residents before passing a resolution to accept funding geared towards multiple improvements to the Sept. 11 memorial at Veterans Memorial Park.

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Possible bond on the horizon

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

Over 100 residents attended a Brightwaters Village Board Meeting last week regarding the possibility of bonding money for necessary infrastructure and equipment needs.

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Alarming tax

Story By: STAFF WRITER
3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

Some Suffolk County residents will have to dig a little deeper into their wallets to come up with the money to pay for a fee on their home security systems. In a region where taxes on all levels of government have put a strain on middle class families, this is yet another burden for them to bear. This new program begins on April 1 and is not a joke.

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More apartments planned in Islip

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

There was an item on the agenda at last Wednesday’s planning board meeting that was very familiar to many of those in attendance: a proposed apartment development on vacant land off of Spur Drive South. in Islip. Although the board reserved decision on the item, there were a number of residents who still left the meeting concerned.

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Dzus still causing problems

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last Wednesday, a large crowd of residents gathered at the West Islip High School auditorium to receive information from state officials regarding the upcoming remediation of areas around Willets Creek and Lake Capri.

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Library budget vote time

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Tuesday, April 5, residents will have an opportunity to vote on their library’s budget as well as for library trustee. All of the polls will be held inside the libraries and all of the proposed budget fall below the state cap.

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Heading to Broadway

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Wednesday, March 30, over 500 Bay Shore High School students will venture into New York City to see the smash-hit play “Hamilton” on Broadway completely free of charge due to the incredible fundraising efforts of the greater Bay Shore community.

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Reclaiming our water

Story By: STAFF WRITER
3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Executive Steve Bellone recently announced that soil scientist and wastewater management expert Justin Jobin has joined Suffolk County’s water quality team of engineers, scientists and public health professionals working to address the region’s nitrogen pollution crisis.

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‘Clybourne Park’ opens at 401 Town Hall West

Story By: MONICA MUSETTI-CARLIN
3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Art imitates life...life imitates art...in the latest CK Productions, Inc. the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris, inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's iconic play A Raisin in the Sun and loosely based on events in Chicago in 1959 and again in 2009.

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Keep the plunge and challenge going

Story By: STAFF WRITER
3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last Saturday, a number of people plunged into the Great South Bay during the second annual ALS Ride for Life Polar Plunge. It was a somewhat seasonally mild day, but hey, it was still March and pretty darn cold. That didn’t matter because the group accomplished what they set out to do: raise awareness to ALS and money for research. Now it’s time for them and others to keep that event and an even more popular activity - the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - going.

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A plunge for life

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

A group of stalwart people braved the elements last Saturday at Islip Town Beach as they ran together in unison into the chilly waters of the Great South Bay to raise funds for ALS research and initiatives. The occasion marked the second annual “March ALS into the Bay” event, held by the Stony Brook-based patient-driven, volunteer non-profit organization, ALS Ride For Life.

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On call to help

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Joyce Weaver has spent a good part of her work life lending an ear and her expertise in mental health to people who are in crisis. And even after she retired she continued that work as a volunteer. In honor of Red Cross Month, on March 5, Weaver was presented with the Disaster Cycle Services Award for her work with the American Red Cross, Long Island Region.

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