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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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The Lions were kings at homecoming

Story By: KATHERINE SIGNORELLI
11/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

A fun, full day of activities was in store for the West Islip community during homecoming on Oct. 10, beginning with an exciting parade and culminating in the varsity football Lions’ crushing 41-0 shutout of visiting Centereach.

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‘The Nautical Rockwell Kent’

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

The Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville has been temporarily transformed into an art gallery featuring the work of the renowned 20th-century artist Rockwell Kent. There are 25 of his nautically-themed woodcut prints and lithographs that are featured in the exhibit as well as his rarely seen ceramics.

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A Movember to remember

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

It might be the month of November, but to many men it’s becoming well known as Movember, a month that is dedicated to drawing attention to men’s health issues. Some staff members at North Shore-LIJ Southside Hospital decided to join in the movement this year that will raise funds and awareness to various male diseases, such as prostate and testicular cancers as well as depression.

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A new friend for life

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

Kevin Schmidt, a resident of Islip Terrace, recently welcomed a new member into his family to serve as a dedicated companion and assist with some of his basic needs. That new friend is Kipling, a highly trained assistance dog trained by Canine Companions for Independence—a national nonprofit organization geared to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing dogs that cater to their specific needs.

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Community-minded ambassador

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

On Saturday, Nov. 14, the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts in Bay Shore will host the 12th annual gala that celebrates their many partnerships within the community. Each year, they honor one or more individuals who have worked to strengthen that bond.

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School bond vote set for Nov. 17

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

On Monday night, the West Islip School District gave an informational presentation at Beach Middle School regarding a proposed $50 million bond referendum entailing significant repairs and improvements to its infrastructure in the years to come. Voting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 17 in the West Islip High School gymnasium from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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A town budget and new commissioner

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

Last Thursday, the Islip Town Board unanimously passed its final 2016 budget, amounting to a total of $221,282,681 and a tax increase of 0.73 percent, which falls under the state tax cap and will raise the average homeowners’ property taxes $19.15 per year. The board also unanimously passed a resolution appointing environmental engineer James H. Heil as the new commissioner of the Department of Environmental Control.

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Congrats to all of the candidates

Story By: STAFF WRITER
11/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

As in all elections, there will be those who win the race and others that do not. By the time of this printing, we already know where this year’s candidates fit into that equation. It’s time for everyone to step back, take a deep breath and allow the elected to begin to lead while the others step aside.

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Owl Prowl prevails

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
11/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

There were ghosts, goblins and plenty of cartoon characters on South Bay Avenue in Islip last Saturday morning. No, these costume-clad prowlers weren’t out trick-or-treating early; they were just taking part in the annual 5K Owl Prowl that is sponsored each year by the Seatuck Environmental Association.

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Burn boat, burn

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
11/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

On the eve of Halloween, the grounds of the Long Island Maritime Museum were inundated with approximately 2500 people, many of them dressed in costume, to witness the annual Boat Burning ritual. The event, which draws onlookers from near and far, did not disappoint.

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