Articles

A handle on the beetles, for now

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
12/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

At this point, 50 infected pitch pines filled with hibernating southern pine beetles are being monitored for eventual takedown at the William Floyd Estate in Mastic Beach.

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Another facet to education

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
12/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

The Eastern Suffolk BOCES Milliken Technical Center on Locust Avenue in Oakdale offers a wide range of career prep services for students (11th and 12th grade) and adults seeking to advance their skills beyond the traditional academic setting. On Tuesday, a tour of the sprawling building offered a firsthand glimpse of the various in-depth programs designed to prepare individuals for long-term career success.

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All-American girls to lead track team

Story By: STEVE BORBET
12/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

The 2015-2016 girls winter track team will be led by two amazing your athletes, Aviana Goode and Elisabeth Barnett. In June, at the National Scholastic Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Greensboro, N.C., Barnett, a junior, competed against the best high school athletes in the United States.

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Tapping their way into the holidays

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
12/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

You won’t be able to sit still. At least that’s what Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano are hoping when they tap their routines to holiday songs with joyful drop-dead precision that will keep the joint jumping.

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The holidays arrive downtown

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
12/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

On the evening of Small Business Saturday, hundreds of friends and family members endured the chilly, rainy weather and gathered together at the Main Street gazebo in Dr. King Park for the Bay Shore Beautification Society’s 20th annual Winter Festival.

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A day in the black

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
12/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

It was a great promotional idea founded by a clever ad man at American Express several years back: Shop small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. And since that concept was first introduced in 2010, local businesses have seen a marked increase in shopping on that day. Last Saturday, though hindered slightly by rainy weather, was very successful for local merchants.

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Parts of capital bond fall short of supermajority

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
12/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

At Tuesday’s Islip Town Board meeting, a vote failed to pass on a $505,000 capital bond resolution that would initiate projects for immediate town-wide purposes. As a result, Supervisor Angie Carpenter plans to reintroduce the same resolution for vote at the next meeting in two weeks. Meanwhile, the rest of the bond resolutions—which consisted of $500,000 for marinas and bulkheads, $150,000 for various 10-year projects, and $650,000 for various 15-year projects—passed unanimously.

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Parking fees proposed for Bay Shore station

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
12/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

On Monday night, Town of Islip officials held a public meeting at the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library to introduce the details of an upcoming paid parking meter program at the Bay Shore train station starting early next year. The presentation soon drew the collective ire of the packed crowd of residents, with many of them questioning the feasibility, efficiency, impacts, and motives behind the plan.

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Thankful for new and old traditions

Story By: MONICA MUSETTI-CARLIN
11/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

Having written seven books in the Country Comfort Cookbook Series, Hatherleigh Press, I can't help but remember the day my writing partner (on the first four books) and I went into the city to meet with our prospective publisher with our massive manuscript about traditions in hand. We'd had just one chapter dedicated to recipes.

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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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