Articles

A ‘visionary’ is rediscovered

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last Sunday afternoon, the Islip Art Museum hosted a formal reception for its current main exhibition, titled “Transformations of a Visionary: Paul Mommer”. The display, which runs until March 13, offers an endearing, comprehensive retrospective of a highly regarded and widely renowned, yet largely forgotten artist from another time.

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Warming chowder and a frostbite sail

Story By: MONICA MUSETTI-CARLIN
2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

When the weather gets snowy, the chowders start cooking at the 17th annual Long Island Chowder Contest, which was hosted by the Snapper Inn this past Saturday.

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Sini appointed SCPD Commissioner

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Tuesday, the Suffolk County Legislature voted to approve the appointment of Timothy D. Sini to the position of commissioner of the Suffolk County Police Department. The appointment passed 14-3 with one abstention.

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Airline lottery tickets

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last week, Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter gathered with representatives of AutoPlane, LLC and Southwest Airlines for an inaugural sweepstakes ceremony determining the winner of two free round-trip tickets to any Southwest-serviced airport.

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Salary hikes, rifle range contracts and more airport news

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tuesday’s Islip Town Board meeting featured a busy agenda that included further upgrades and funding at Long Island MacArthur Airport, a group of bond resolutions, amendments to the 2016 capital budget, the scheduling of a public hearing regarding increased salaries for public officials, and approval of a contract between the U.S. Marshals Service and the Islip Pistol and Rifle Range.

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Hal predicts an early spring

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

He’s been referred to as Suffolk County’s most famous weatherman, and on Tuesday morning he did not disappoint. The groundhog Holtsville Hal, one of the more popular denizens of the Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center Animal Preserve, awoke from his slumber at 7:25 a.m.

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The cleanup begins

Story By: Steve Bellone
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last week, the Suffolk County Landbank issued a Request for Proposals to revitalize eight blighted brownfield sites, which have been tax-delinquent for an average of nearly two decades. The historic public-private partnership will help revitalize communities by returning blighted properties into productive, tax-paying parcels that would help create jobs and improve quality of life.

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Patchogue Village to host 2016 Suffolk County marathon

Story By: NICOLE FUENTES
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the second annual Suffolk County Marathon, Freedom Fest Marathon 2016 — which will start and end in Patchogue Village — at the Sayville Running Company in Sayville this week.

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Tribute to airport’s namesake

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Town of Islip officials recently announce a grant, which will fund the construction of a kiosk located at MacArthur Airport’s atrium that will honor the life and legacy of WWII General Douglas MacArthur.

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Apartment proposal draws concerns

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last week, the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Chamber of Commerce held a crowded, contentious meeting regarding the future of the former site of Dr. King Hospital on 11 Maple Avenue. Over 200 residents packed inside the meeting room at the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library to hear the details of a joint project by the Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) and Conifer Realty, Inc.

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Handle deer with compassion

Story By: STAFF WRITER
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

There’s a lot of anger right now over how the National Park Service plans to handle the overpopulation of deer that park service personnel say are eating up and destroying the ecosystem on Fire Island. The current proposed plan would in part allow for a hunt to kill in the wilderness area of the barrier island.

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FINS deer management plan sparks ire

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Over the past several years, Fire Island National Seashore has been researching a management plan for the overabundant white tailed deer that they say pose a threat to the ecosystem on the barrier island. The recently released plan has been met with fierce opposition.

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