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Islip Rotary raised $9K in first months of pandemic

Liz Mayott served as the president of Islip Rotary Club through this past June, and she raised over $9,000 through the COVID-19 months. “I raised $9,000 and [a] little change just in the …

Brightwaters Village understands the importance of recognizing those who served in the military. The village posted a photo of each brick with the name of a WWII veteran in its Veterans Walkway …

Granting local heroes some much-deserved recognition, state Sen. Monica Martinez nominated U.S. Navy Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate Kevin Nolan, who is also a Suffolk County Police …

Cystic fibrosis, a disease that affects the respiratory and digestive system, implies the qualification of a pre-existing health condition. Additionally, those who suffer from CF cannot come into …

A couple from Brightwaters created and donated a Little Free Library, installing it in Wohseepee Park in Brightwaters. Mary Donnelly, who initially came up with the idea, said that people are …

The art of sewing runs in their blood for ninth-grader Henrietta Edmonds and her mother Elizabeth of Bayport. Elizabeth’s mother was a seamstress, but never got around to passing down the …

After Ajón Crump bought herself a pair of Nike Air Zoom Winflo 5s, she bought her cousin a gift card toward a pair of shoes for her birthday. Her cousin is a nurse, and upon this gift request, …

Peter Pessoni suffered from a stroke caused by a clot in his thigh. The decision was made that his leg had to be amputated in order to save his life. Now, Pessoni is recovering at Our Lady of …

BSA Troop 43-B and 43-G dedicated and designed each letter of ‘Thank You’ for the various industries that fall under the category of essential work during the COVID-19 health …

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