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Election season in Brightwaters

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Village residents will be heading to the polls at Village Hall (3-9 p.m.) on Tuesday June 21.

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Dowling alumni moving forward

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

It’s been over two weeks since Dowling College in Oakdale announced it would be closing. However, that closure was deferred as the college resumed negotiations with the U.K.-based Global University Systems, a for profit higher education institution. Though no official announcement has been made as of press time, there have been indications that those negotiations are now going well.

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United in grief and principles

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
6/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Hundreds of people gathered together outside the LGBT Network Center in Bay Shore Monday night for an emotional and moving candlelight vigil in honor of those lost in the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, Florida last weekend.

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Meeting with the president

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Around 20 former students and employees of Dowling College armed with protest signs and fervor demanded a meeting yesterday on campus with college president Albert Inserra, which was subsequently held in the ballroom of Fortunoff Hall.

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‘The Art of War’

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

A special exhibit was on display at the Second Avenue Firehouse this past Memorial Day Weekend. Developed and curated by Bay Shore High School graduate and Decorated Vietnam War Veteran Frank Romeo, “The Art of War” is a gripping, illuminating, and raw portrait of the Vietnam era as seen through the art work of those who were there. The material transports visitors back in time while exploring themes, ideas, and emotions that are still relevant today.

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TNR almost there

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

At the Islip Town Board Meeting Tuesday afternoon, questions about a proposed change of code was raised, new Atlantique marina rentals were highlighted, and officials announced that the town had formalized a draft of an official TNR (trap, neuter, return) program to mitigate the feral cat population.

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A farewell at sunset

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Maud S. Sherwood Elementary School community came together at the Bayberry Beach and Tennis Club last Friday evening to honor the memory of a beloved music teacher, Maureen Shutt Bodkin, who had passed away unexpectedly. A farewell concert was held on the deck of the club where she had been a member.

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History in limbo

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Now that Dowling College has closed, many local residents and historians are beginning to wonder what the future holds for the beloved summer home of William K. Vanderbilt he called Idle Hour. The problem is, the main building, and some of the older, outer structures do not have official historic designation, which is something that would protect them from demolition.

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Courtesy courses required

Story By: STAFF WRITER
6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

At the time of this printing, no one is absolutely certain what the future holds for Dowling College, which closed its doors last week after it was announced that it lost its accreditation and was $54 million in debt. However, should some miracle take hold and Dowling is found to be once again solvent with accreditation restored, there’s one course that should be a requirement for its administrators: common courtesy.

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Dowling’s future still uncertain

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

It’s been more than a week since Dowling College announced it would close its doors for good and sent shock waves through the faculty, current and former student body and the entire Oakdale community where the main campus is located. Last Friday, the day it supposedly was to close, the college announced that negotiations have resumed to keep it open. However, former students and faculty sited unaddressed early warning signs indicating that the college was in trouble.

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Medals long overdue

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last Friday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) and Congressman Peter King (R-Seaford) presented Islip resident Nick Faraone with his late father’s combat medals that were long overdue.

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New designation for county races

Story By: ---
6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last week, I, along with national and international officials, announced that the Suffolk County Half Marathon has been designated as International and National championships for the intellectually disabled. The Catholic Health Services Suffolk County Marathon, Half Marathon and newly added 5K will take place Oct. 30, 2016 starting and ending in the village of Patchogue.

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