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New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced investments in Fire Island Resiliency projects to protect barrier island communities from extreme weather. After assessing the beach damage, …

The weather forecast predicted more than 5” of snow across on the South Shore.   Pictured are Andrew and Logan Multari of Islip Terrace, both age 9.

During the first Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce meeting of the new year, local leaders addressed a problem that has been plaguing Bay Shore for years: nefarious activity at the bus shelter located on …

Local state senators Alexis Weik (R-8th District) and Dean Murray (R-3rd District), along with 13 other senators, submitted a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul urging her to rescind the electric bus …

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 …

“Moving forward in 2024, I will continue to focus on further improvements in county parks, public safety and our bottom-line finances. Current initiatives include adding a Visitor’s …

During a Change of Zone meeting held Dec. 14 at Islip Town Hall, the town board voted to officially rezone the property from Residence A and Business 3 to Residence C, effectively allowing Benchmark …

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. …

Turkeys took over Timberpoint Road in East Islip. This past year has seen a rise in turkey sightings on Long Island.

Having numerous bus stops within Suffolk County communities is a vital resource, as public transportation is a lifeline that connects residents to one another and a world of opportunity. Yet, when …

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, during a Town o f Islip Board meeting, the town council voted unanimously to approve Resolution 22, which addresses steps to shutter the Travelodge in Bay Shore that is currently …

The Islip Resource Recovery Agency submitted an application to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for an Article 27 solid-waste permit modification to an existing …

At least 85 people, mostly homeowners on Davis Park, came to hear Brookhaven supervisor Ed Romaine and other town officials speak about the immediate severity of beach erosion on Tuesday. And to …

When Hathaway Scully bequeathed her beautiful 1917 Normandy-style mansion and 70 acres of grounds for preservation as a wildlife sanctuary and nature preserve in the early 1980s, she probably never …

The Islip Public Library meeting room was already half filled with people streaming in, long before the start of the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet’s “Islip’s Bay …

Brightwaters residents are united in their love for what makes their village feel like home—the picturesque lakes that beautify the community. While the lily pads that adorn the lakes add to …

Oysters are a popular seafood dish, served and enjoyed by Long Islanders. Rather than throwing the remaining shells away to end up in a landfill, the members of the Seatuck Environmental Association, …

Suffolk Transportation Service Inc. (STS) was selected by School Transportation News (STN) as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Green Bus Summit Fleet Award at the STN Expo in Reno, Nev. …

Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone and Islip Town supervisor Angie Carpenter were joined by community leaders and elected officials in breaking ground on a long-awaited project that will connect …

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