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Public support helps save mailman’s job

By Grace Mercurio After an outpouring of overwhelming support from the Brightwaters community, Matt the mailman has been officially reinstated and resumed his letter-carrying route on Monday, …

A winter storm warning is in effect for the South Shore from 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, as heavy snow is expected to accumulate. The Town of Islip is projected to receive 5 to 10 …

After too many years, Bay Shore still remains the only hamlet in the Town of Islip with meters, and long-serving members of the Islip Town Board have chosen to ignore this serious injustice. Can …

At the Brightwaters Art Council’s Business of Art Panel Discussion, four talented artists shared their combined wisdom during a lively discussion of how to get started in the arts, monetize from …

When you slide quarters into a parking meter in Bay Shore, are you aware that the hamlet harbors the only parking meters within the Town of Islip? Bay Shore residents and business owners …

With hundreds of patrons tasting their way through Captain Bill’s, it was clear that the Bay Shore Lions Club 14th annual Taste for Sight event was a delicious success. From 3 to 6 p.m. on …

Letter carriers seem to be unsung heroes—they provide an essential service, yet often go unnoticed or underappreciated. But not Matt. The Brightwaters community has rallied behind …

At Brightwaters Art Council’s 6-12th Grade Student Art Show, student artists were able to showcase their talents for friends, family, and art connoisseurs. The free event was held at the …

In anticipation of Brightwaters Art Council’s upcoming Business of Art Panel Discussion on Jan. 30, four brilliant local artists who make up the panel took the time to interview with the Islip …

When Stefan Hespeler learned the statistic that over 20 veterans and one active-duty military member are lost to suicide per day, he was astounded. Upon gaining this knowledge on April 2, 2016, a …

A severe storm weathered through the night of Jan. 9 into the morning of Jan. 10, resulting in serious damage along the South Shore of Long Island. The strong winds and heavy rain from the …

During the monthly meeting of the Brightwaters Board of Trustees on Jan. 8, a public hearing was held to consider the adoption of Local Law X-2024 Amending Article V Zoning Chapter 128 Business …

Upon seeing someone jump into the Great South Bay in 20-or-30-degree weather, one might assume that that person lost a bet, or is not in a sound state of mind. Yet on Jan. 20, a determined group will …

The highly anticipated Bay Shore Brightwaters St. Patrick’s Day Parade is officially set to take place on March 9 at 2 p.m. As always, a grand marshal is selected to lead the parade as it …

Support young, local artists by attendi ng Brightwaters Art Council’s 6th-12th Grade Student Art show! Student artists will be showcasing their work at the Wohseepee Park Cabin in Brightwaters …

John Valdini, Mayor of Brightwaters “My main goal is to continue getting the residents involved in their village. Whether you have lived in the village for 100 days or 100 years, we feel …

Brightwaters’ Department of Public Works is moving from rags to riches—or in this case, working in temporary trailers and old horse stables to a brand-new 3,000-square-foot building. …

Out with the old and in with the new; let’s all say goodbye to 2023. Now is a better time than ever to review the last 12 months. Here is to good health and prosperity in 2024! …

Last weekend, the Village of Brightwaters held their annual Christmas Tree Lighting with the largest crowd to date. The village gave a special thanks to the Bay Shore Fire Department, Bay Shore High …

On Thursday, Nov. 16, members of the community met at the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library to hear Keith Snedecor’s presentation on the Snedecor Inn through the years. Almost all the …

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