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Redmen’s season ends

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Sunday evening marked a big rematch between the Sayville and East Islip varsity football teams for the Long Island Class III Championship game at LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook. Ultimately, the Golden Flashes (11-0) defeated the Redmen (9-2) by a score of 21-7.

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Shop big at small businesses this weekend

Story By: STAFF WRITER
11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Well, it’s that time of year again, the budget-busting holiday season, when shopping becomes a national pastime for a few weeks. But of all the shopping days ahead, perhaps the most important will be this weekend, November 28, which has been designated Small Business Saturday. That’s the day we should all rally around our local businesses and make sure they benefit from seasonal spending as well.

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The holidays are upon us

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

The weekend after Thanksgiving is the official kickoff to the holiday season with a plethora of festivities taking place all over the town. The excitement spans just about every hamlet and here’ are a few events that are planned for the weeks ahead.

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Watercolors in the hall

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

On Tuesday evening, the Islip Arts Council held an opening reception for a new art exhibition at Islip Town Hall featuring the work of local East Islip watercolor artist Jeanne Rogers. The display is part of the Arts Council’s ongoing “Art in the Hall” program, which selects local artists’ work in the space outside the town boardroom throughout the calendar year.

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New apartments proposed

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

At last Wednesday’s Planning Board meeting, a well-known local developer Larry Gargano presented a change of zone application to the board for a new mixed-use apartment building, featuring 90 units, retail space and with a number of community areas. Although the board indicated that the design was in keeping with the downtown redevelopment model, they reserved decision to allow further review of the application.

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Wendy’s is approved

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

At last Thursday’s Islip Change of Zone meeting, the Town Board approved another application from J. Nazzaro Partnership, LP, for a change of zone from Business 1 District to Business 3 District for a Wendy's fast food restaurant and drive-thru, which was hotly contested by residents. The site is on the south side of Montauk Highway across the street from Islip Middle School and High School and between Overton Funeral Home and a mobile home park.

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Give workers a break on Thanksgiving

Story By: Steve Levy
11/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Years ago, just about everything other than gas stations and bakeries were closed on Thanksgiving. This allowed for this purely American holiday to be one of the few days when all Americans celebrated together with some type of family gathering.

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Islip man convicted of murder

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
11/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Exactly four years after a murder that shocked the Islip community and beyond, the horror of that event, which took place in November 2011, is put to rest with the conviction of Thomas Liming, of Islip, for the murder of his friend, Kyle Underhill.

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LIRR pedestrian crossing an issue

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
11/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

The State Department of Transportation held a hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 17 on the proposed closing of the pedestrian walkway at the west end of the Islip Train Station. The Long Island Rail Road called for the meeting, which was driven by concerns about pedestrian safety.

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Historian suing Islip Town

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
11/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

A Bay Shore resident recently filed a civil action lawsuit against both the Town of Islip and the Bay Shore Historical Society seeking injunctive relief for copyright infringement over informational material published on the Town of Islip website that he claims was posted without his permission or consent.

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Capital budget adopted

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
11/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Islip Town Board Meeting Tuesday afternoon, the board adopted its 2016 Capital Budget, which amounted to a total of $44,561,000, by a slim margin of 3-2. The board also listened to varying concerns from the public, including testimony over unsavory living conditions at a Bohemia mobile home park and around Brightwaters Farms in Bay Shore.

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Wendy’s still an issue

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
11/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

It’s been a sensitive subject for the past couple of years on whether or not a Wendy’s restaurant with a drive-through can be built in Islip. The first application on this item was denied in March 2014 only to be resubmitted earlier this year. However, a final decision could be made tonight at a change of zone meeting.

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