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Medal long overdue

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sgt. Nicholas Faraone awarded with six service medals, including the Purple Heart.

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They came to the market

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Only a few hours after the first Bounty by the Bay Farmer’s Market opened in Dr. George S. King Park on Main Street last Friday, almost all of the 20 vendors were sold out. That result both surprised and delighted all involved including Donna Periconi, president of the Greater Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce who initiated the event. “To say I’m thrilled is an understatement,” she remarked.

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Local Memorial Day parade lineups

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Honor the holiday. Find out the local Memorial Day Parades in your area.

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Honor the holiday

Story By: STAFF WRITER
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

As we prepare for all of the fun activities typically associated with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, many of us also intend to honor the true meaning of the holiday by attending parades and memorial services for Americans who paid the ultimate price defending our country. That’s a good thing. However, we should also consider the struggles that so many of our surviving veterans continue to have long after they’ve returned home from service.

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Creating found art from old wood

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Skip Acquaro takes planks of old wood and creates a new universe on their blank surfaces, particularly scenes of Davis Park. A life member of the Davis Park Fire Department and a public safety officer with the Town of Brookhaven, he’s hoping to show some of his artwork, including the three-dimensional 40-by-16-inch creation of the Davis Park Harbor Store at the firehouse this Memorial Day.

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Vintage wings and wheels

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Sunday, more than 2,500 people gathered the Bayport Aerodrome Society’s “Celebration of Vintage Transportation” event, featuring a wide range of vintage planes – a number of which took off from the grass runway – an antique and vintage bike show, an antique and vintage car show, live music, food and vendors, and even a raffle for a free biplane ride.

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Ready for action

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Members from various Civil Air Patrol (CAP) units in Nassau and Suffolk County showed their numbers in support of Sunday’s “Celebration of Vintage Transportation” at the Bayport Aerodrome. The units’ various roles at the event included directing traffic, parking lot management, crowd control and tour assistance—altogether ensuring the general safety of the spectators and protection of the vintage displays.

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Excitement in the town boardroom

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Residents packed the Islip Town Board Meeting Tuesday afternoon, and many of them came forward to voice their displeasure with a new online reservation system implemented for the upcoming boating season at the Islip Town-owned Atlantique Marina on Fire Island. Later on, the board appointed a new Commissioner of Aviation and Transportation.

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Nationals on the bay

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Sayville Yacht Club, which is located in Blue Point, hosted the J/24 Nationals North American Championship last week, which began on Wednesday, May 11. World-class experts in the J/24 vessel competed on the Great South Bay.

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Staffing changes in the county

Story By: STAFF WRITER
5/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Executive Steve Bellone announced a series of staffing changes to help implement the major policy initiatives that were originally laid out during his re-election campaign and most recently in the State of the County address, which support the priorities of government reform, water quality and economic development. The staffing moves will save money for Suffolk’s taxpayers.

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Tackling the Zika virus

Story By: STAFF WRITER
5/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

On May 14, the New York State Department of Health and the Suffolk County Health Department held the state's first countywide mosquito control day. The event was part of the state's six-step Zika Action Plan, which required all local health departments to submit plans to control and monitor the mosquito population in their communities.

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Eco family fun

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
5/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, the Islip Town Earth Day Celebration took place in Gillette Park in Sayville. Sponsored by the Town of Islip Department of Environmental Control (DEC) and the Sayville Chamber of Commerce, the festival featured a range of activities, including a recycled T-shirt dyeing booth, art contest, performances by local music and performance groups, a selection of used books, a variety of shopping vendors, and even a petting zoo.

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