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Pokémon Go: A classic game comes to life

Story By: STAFF WRITER
7/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Patrick O’Donnell trains hard everyday at the gym – but not how you would expect. The recent Pokémon Go phenomenon – a virtual reality mobile app for the iPhone and Android - allows him to catch the classic creatures like Pikachu in real-life locations, and later, fight to defend his Pokémon against other “trainers” at the gym.

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Expanded parking lot denied

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
7/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

At the latest Islip Town Planning Board Meeting, the board voted to deny an application to demolish a rental home located at 504 Pease Lane and 1145 Montauk Highway in order to create a parking lot for an adjacent medical office. The decision came after testimony from a number of nearby neighbors who were concerned about the idea of a commercial businesses encroaching on their residential neighborhood.

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More troubles for Dowling employees

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
7/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

It’s been around seven weeks since Dowling College let go most of its employees giving them only one-day notice. Some have gone on to find other jobs, but most of them are still looking for employment and trying to get health insurance, which was canceled the same day they packed up and left.

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Keep saying ‘no’ to Heartland

Story By: STAFF WRITER
7/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last Thursday night, the Islip Town Planning Board was poised to make a recommendation to approve rezoning of the former Pilgrim State Hospital property in Brentwood to make way for the proposed megalopolis that would be known as Heartland.

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No recommendation for Heartland, yet

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
7/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

At the Islip Town Planning Board Meeting last Thursday night, the board reserved decision on a recommendation item regarding the controversial Heartland Town Square Project in Brentwood. The official recommendation will be made at the next Planning Board Meeting on Thursday, August 18.

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Regatta at Wet Pants

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Wet Pants Sailing Association hosted last weekend’s Great South Bay Yacht Racing Association Invitational regatta. Although participation was on the light side for the adult event on Saturday, the junior regatta last Friday drew a good turnout.

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Softball stars

Story By: STAFF WRITER
7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Four members of East Islip High School’s strong softball squad earned post-season honors. Juniors Jackie Carty and Courtney Greene and sophomore Alise Colandro were named All-County athletes, with Greene also named to the All-Long Island first team, while freshman Ashley Benvengo was named All-League and League IV Rookie of the Year.

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Read the signs

Story By: STAFF WRITER
7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Earlier this month, the Town of Islip began posting signs at the town-owned Bay Shore Marina that encourages everyone fishing off the docks there to throw spider crabs back into the bay. Hopefully those who see it will follow through with the instructions.

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Money for downtown redevelopment

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

At the Islip Town Board Meeting Tuesday afternoon, the board passed six resolutions allowing Supervisor Angie Carpenter to participate in a Suffolk County grant program for six separate proposed downtown development projects in Bay Shore, East Islip, Islip, West Islip, Sayville, and West Sayville, as well as another to accept funding for road and drainage improvements on Moffitt Boulevard between Saxon Avenue and Orowoc Creek in Islip.

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‘Summertime in the Park’

Story By: STAFF WRITER
7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Rain didn’t stop some 70 music lovers from attending the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Symphonic Band’s performance last Thursday – the first of their “Summertime in the Park” free concert series at the Bay Shore Main Street Bandshell. While the weather only allowed the ensemble to get through about half of their show, the group of musicians will be returning with more tunes in the upcoming Thursday nights of the season.

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A golden anniversary

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
7/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Since the Long Island Maritime Museum has turned 50 years old this year, LIMM executive director Terry Blitman had an idea for a unique way to recognize that anniversary while clearing out some of the accumulated clutter and making a few bucks for the museum at the same time. The first Barn Sale was held last Saturday and drew out bargain hunters and LIMM supporters.

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The sailing season begins

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
7/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Great South Bay Yacht Racing Association kicked off the racing season last weekend with the Fourth of July Regatta, which is traditionally held at the Babylon Yacht Club. The event usually draws a good crowd, but this year, not so much.

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