Articles

New policy targets deadbeat parents

Story By: Steve Bellone
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Recently, I was joined by Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, Suffolk County Legislator William Lindsay III, Assistant Deputy County Executive for Public Safety Tim Sini, and the Suffolk County Police Department to announce a new policy and enhanced measures addressing parents who are driving with a suspended license due to non-payment of child support.

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Small goals lead to larger milestones

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

The inaugural Suffolk County Marathon and Half-Marathon that takes place on September 13 will be a family event in at least one household in Islip Town. Susan Moran of Brightwaters and her daughter Susannah Moran of Bay Shore have been practicing for the big race. And although they’ll be running in different categories and also at a different pace, they are determined to both celebrate the completion of the Half-Marathon race together

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Advocating for wildlife

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Last Thursday evening, the Seatuck Environmental Association officially announced the launch of its brand new “Campaign for Long Island Wildlife,” – an advocacy initiative offering a multi-faceted approach towards protecting and restoring native habitats while advancing strategies to mitigate adverse impacts on wildlife.

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Little warriors

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

When 10 year olds Grace Nash and Olivia Piazzolla of Islip heard their neighbor was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, they both wanted to do something to help out. Olivia then hopped onto the Internet and did some research and learned about the Lustgarden Foundation’s good work. The girls’ lemonade stand that was set up in front of a neighbor’s house garnered $235 for the Foundation.

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Arrests for selling alcohol to minors

Story By: STAFF WRITER
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Suffolk County Police have arrested five people after they sold alcohol to a minor at businesses in Bay Shore, Islip, East Islip and West Islip on Saturday, Aug. 22.

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No new information on NY Rising projects

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

The first phase of a $1.3 million New York Rising-funded project to relieve current and future flooding throughout West Islip recently kicked off with a $300,000 contract awarded by the Islip Town Board to a Bohemia-based environmental engineering firm to conceive a community-wide drainage plan. However, community members are wondering when that work will begin.

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Fixing a rocky road

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

The extreme temperatures our area experienced last winter resulted in some treacherous road conditions. Pothole repairs have been going on since spring, but one stretch of the Sunrise Highway Service Road needed a whole lot more than the usual patching.

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NY Rising contracts awarded

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Islip Town Board Meeting Tuesday afternoon, the board passed a group of resolutions initiating multiple projects funded by New York Rising through the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery. The board also voted to provide elderly residents with essential transportation, and listened to varying public concerns from residents.

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Take down those walls

Story By: STAFF WRITER
8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

There are a few too many walls up in the tony neighborhood called Bayberry in the hamlet of Islip. One is made of concrete and the others are of anger and animosity, pitting neighbor against neighbor. It’s time for all walls to come down.

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Artwork on the Great Lawn

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Art enthusiasts from across the region gathered on a hot, sunny Sunday for the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society’s Art Show on the Great Lawn last Sunday. The event featured displays by a variety of local artists in a range of different mediums, including watercolor, oil/acrylics, photography, ceramics, sculpture, paper/montage, and fine jewelry.

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A new lease on life

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Just a few years ago, Bohemia resident Debbi Hole, 52, was in the fight of her life as she battled breast cancer. And even though it was a battle she was eventually able to win, she’s been gearing up for another fight with the disease she hopes will never return. Her weapon is exercise and that’s a remedy that has prepared her to run her first full marathon – the Suffolk County Marathon - on Sept. 13.

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The healing power of The Neighborhood House

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

In April 2013, funeral home director Rich D’Andrea, Michelle Virga, a clinical social worker, and a small group of others crated an organization where individuals and families dealing with the pain of losing a loved one to suicide or a drug overdose could go to find compassion and support.

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