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A full agenda at town meeting

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
1/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

At the Islip Town Board meeting last Wednesday, the board passed resolutions bringing consulting services to Long Island MacArthur Airport, selecting a new owner of the historic Entenmann’s property in Bay Shore, and seeking grant funding for a town-wide Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) voucher program to mitigate the feral cat population. The board also listened to further testimony from Islip residents regarding a wall erected on the Great South Bay waterfront.

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She won’t give up the fight

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
1/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

This past Tuesday, Jan. 26, marked Histiocytosis Day in Suffolk County. Its goal is to generate awareness for individuals, like East Islip resident Taylor Ryan, who suffer from a rare disease named Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Taylor’s ongoing story of determination and perseverance is embodied through her bright personality in the midst of struggles as well as the outreach and fundraising efforts of her foundation—Taylor’s Hope.

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Gov. Cuomo has big plans for LI

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
1/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

In Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address earlier this month, he announced a wide range of initiatives designed to fix key issues currently facing New Yorkers. These included tax cuts for small businesses statewide, improving water and sewer infrastructure, boosting LIRR services, removing pensions from corrupt public officials, and strengthening counterterrorism efforts. In the wake of Cuomo’s speech, local elected officials offered their personal views on such statements.

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Oil spill in Bay Shore

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
1/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Sunday, a dredging vessel that is moored on Penataquit Creek began taking on water a day after a blizzard blanketed two feet of snow in the area. The owner of the vessel, Village Dock Inc., took immediate action and supportive services were called in to clean it up.

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Still Contaminated, Big plans for superfund site

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
1/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

An application that was presented before the planning board last week drew a lot of West Islip residents to the meeting. However, while learning about the future plans for the site, residents were stunned to also hear that the former home of Dzus Fastener Company that was deemed a superfund site in the 1990’s and supposedly fully remediated several years later, still had some contamination issues.

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Be prepared for winter

Story By: STAFF WRITER
1/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Just when everyone thought they’d been lucky enough to make it all the way to the middle of January without any of the white stuff around, it seems that luck has run out. A major snowfall is predicted for this weekend. Time to pull out the mukluks and thermal undergarments because winter is finally here. Better start getting prepared for it.

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A window to our past

Story By: PETER WARD
1/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

One of the most valuable resources for historical and genealogical research offered by Suffolk County libraries is Suffolk Historic Newspapers. This database is accessible online and provides a collection of thousands of local papers going back to the 1800’s; it is a growing collection, with twenty-one titles currently included

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“In the Heights”

Story By: MONICA MUSETTI-CARLIN
1/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

CM Performing Arts in Oakdale, a company always moving forward with new and innovative ideas has produced an exhilarating evening of entertainment with In the Heights, a high-energy contemporary musical featuring a diverse cast of lovable characters reflecting generations of neighbors in their ever-changing neighborhood of New York's Washington Heights.

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MacArthur could become an international airport

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
1/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

In Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address last week, he announced a number of plans to solve some of the key issues facing New Yorkers today. This week, local elected officials and community leaders offered their personal views on one particular initiative especially relevant to the surrounding region –turning Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma into an international hub.

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Better, but not right yet

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
1/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed a number of major issues regarding statewide education during his State of the State Address in Albany. These included initiatives to increase state aid, work towards eliminating the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA), and correct Common Core issues. This week, school officials throughout the Town of Islip gave their respective reactions to the governor’s announcements.

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Nor’easter ahead

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
1/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Forecasters are currently monitoring computers that are predicting some serious weather ahead for Long Island. It appears that a nor’easter is on track to hit our area sometime this weekend bringing with it the possibility of a major snowstorm that could drop 1 to 2 feet of snow. Guess it’s time for local municipalities to dust off the snowplows.

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Education is getting unaffordable

Story By: STAFF WRITER
1/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

It’s been said before that college isn't for everyone. And although that statement is very true for some it does not apply to others who are more than capable and willing to fulfill the requirements and the dream of earning a college degree. The only problem is, that dream is becoming less and less reachable because of the increasing costs of higher education, which result in a mountain of loan debt.

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