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Family of five rescued on Great South Bay

Story By: STAFF WRITER
8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Four good Samaritans from West Islip, along with police officers from the Suffolk County Police Department Marine Bureau, rescued a family of five after the boat the victims were traveling in sank in the Great South Bay on Sunday afternoon.

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Planning board notes

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Several items in our reader areas were addressed at last Thursday’s Planning Board meeting, which ended in either a grant or reserve decision by the board. No applications were denied. Some residents in Bay Shore did voice concerns about a proposed car wash though.

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Ire and concern over Islip wall

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

A group of neighbors on East Bayberry Road are up in arms over the recent construction of what they deem to be an unpermitted, obstructive wall at the end of their block on the Great South Bay waterfront.

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Calls for more police presence

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Members of the South Saxon Avenue Community Watch Group gathered at the Montfort Spiritual Center on South Saxon Avenue last Thursday night to discuss concerns regarding increased crime rates in the surrounding neighborhood.

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Heavy winds at Bay Shore regatta

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

The winds kicked up nicely at last weekend’s Great South Bay Yacht Racing Association Invitational Regatta hosted by the Bay Shore Yacht Club. But in good windy conditions, problems can occur such as the cancelation of the Saturday race after a Narrasketuck boat, one of nine that showed up to participate that day, flipped over.

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A complex renovation that may affect boaters

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
8/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Architects and engineers designing the new Watch Hill marina, as well as project managers and Federal Highway Administration staffers, gathered at Fire Island National Seashore offices adjacent to the Watch Hill Ferry Terminal site in Patchogue two weeks ago to get their arms around a major renovation project.

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Flights to remember

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Howie Franklin, a former resident of Sayville and Bayport, has many fond memories of growing up on the south shore of Suffolk County. They include the time he spent working at the former Talisman Club on Fire Island. However, his most poignant recollections were formed years later as a flight attendant aboard Air Force One.

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Heartland concerns continue

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Tuesday’s Islip Town Board Meeting featured public testimony on a range of topics, including the lack of available services for the handicapped, requests for the removal of an obstructive wall on a waterfront block, and some criticism of the proposed Heartland Town Square project.

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Revisiting a critical time in FI history

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

In celebration of the 50 anniversary of Fire Island National Seashore, a panel discussion was held at Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library to revisit a time when developer Robert Moses planned to build a highway on the barrier island.

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Suffolk adopts Master Plan

Story By: STAFF WRITER
7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

The Suffolk County Legislature unanimously adopted “Framework for the Future – Suffolk County Comprehensive Master Plan 2035,” the first effort to create a master planning document for the county in more than 40 years.

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Race week is back to its roots

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

A long-standing tradition of holding Invitational Regattas at various clubs affiliated with the Great South Bay Yacht Racing Association has been maintained even though participation in them has steadily waned. However, participation among the younger sailors who take part in the junior regattas has been a whole lot better. And that was the major reason why the annual Race Week event, which took place last week, was limited to only the junior event.

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Car windows broken

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Last weekend, the owners of six cars in Islip woke up on Saturday morning to find their car windows shattered. The incidents, which were labeled as criminal mischief, occurred sometime between late Friday, July 24 and early Saturday, July 25.

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