Articles

A new town assessor

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Islip Town Board meeting Tuesday night, the board voted to appoint former senior assistant town attorney Anne Danziger as its new town assessor, rendering her the first female to fill the title in town history. Danziger was selected to replace 27-year veteran Ronald Devine, who is joining Brookhaven Town next week. However, the vote generated some controversy among board members who felt that the hiring decision was not properly discussed beforehand.

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Art in the library

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

IAC Juried Art Show has a new venue

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Ingrid's Life

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Throughout her lifetime, actress Ingrid Bergman spoke thousands of words from scripts that transported movie and theater audiences. But she also spoke privately, reflecting about her craft and family, and the feature documentary “Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words” by Stig Bjorkman captures the star in revelatory ways.

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Roadwork from Great River to Oakdale

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Since Monday, Aug. 31, motorists traveling on the eastbound lanes of Montauk Highway near the Sunrise Highway Oakdale merge experienced road closures due to repaving operations. The work was done during off-peak daytime hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. That work is expected to continue through next week.

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Enough already

Story By: LEGIS. TOM BARRAGA
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

One only has to read a newspaper, turn on the television, tune in to the radio or jump on any of the social media sites to hear the same old tired political theme over and over again—liberal versus conservative. Commentators, who for the most part, have never run for public office, spewing the same worn out rhetoric with their primary goal of keeping their audience, ratings and a healthy and continuous paycheck.

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English vs. slang

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Get ready to add a few more slang words to your vocabulary, if you’re not already using them. The Oxford Dictionary says it’s OK or mkay (a derivation). The renowned resource for words just made it possible to incorporate more pop culture vernacular into our native language. The judgment is still out on whether or not that’s a good thing, though.

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A perfect weekend by the bay

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Over 13,000 people attended the annual Seafood Festival at the Suffolk County-owned Long Island Maritime Museum last weekend to take advantage of the great seasonal weather and a number of attractions. However, the star of the day was the beautiful view of the Great South Bay that could be seen and enjoyed at just about any location on the museum grounds.

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A successful inaugural event

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

The first annual East Islip Community Festival took place last Sunday in the older, downtown area on the western end of Main Street. The chamber of commerce-sponsored event was organized by Clearview Festivals and was by all accounts a huge success.

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Running for a cause

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

When West Islip resident Mike McGuire hits the pavement at the start of the inaugural Suffolk County Marathon in Heckscher State Park, he won’t be running alone, both figuratively and literally. After all, there are more than 2,400 registered participants in that event. However, McGuire, who will run the half marathon, will also be accompanied by the memory of his dad, whose illness was the impetus to begin running for better health.

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Single lane travel to FI

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

Single lane, alternating directional travel operations are now in effect each night, Monday through Friday on the Robert Moses Causeway (RMC) Fire Island Inlet Bridge between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. in the Town of Islip.

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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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