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Your guide to 9/11 commemorations

This year is the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and as such, many towns and organizations are holding ceremonies and events to honor the lives lost. Below is a list of some local …

The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) honored The Bay Shore-Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance Youth Squad with two awards this month at Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance in …

Since founding nonprofit Bravo Foxtrot a little over a year ago, Matt Simoni and Jade Pinto have been hard at work helping as many veterans as they can. Their next endeavor is a mini-documentary that …

When Vietnam veterans returned home over four decades ago, instead of being honored, many of them were shunned and mistreated for their service. While nothing can make up for the scars gained by …

At the Town of Islip Board Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 9, Islip Town supervisor Angie Carpenter and the Islip Town Board honored five local firefighters from three different departments for their heroic …

On Tuesday, July 26, the Suffolk County Police Department held a ceremony to honor the police canines and their handlers who had recently successfully completed canine training class and achieved New …

On Tuesday, July 26, The Pizzeria and Lacrosse Unlimited announced and launched their joint charity venture with the “Swim Dodge Pizzeria” short that will raise funds for local …

Patrick James Darmody of East Islip recently graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point, N.Y. Darmody earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission in the …

On Tuesday, June 28, the 17-year anniversary of the tragic day of Operation Red Wings, the Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum held its ribbon cutting in West Sayville to a crowd of over …

Each week, reporter and history-lover Mariana Dominguez visits a historical location on the South Shore or attends a local lecture on historical topics. This week, she met with Eric Forsyth, the …

On Memorial Day, May 30, the Bay Shore Amvets Post 76 hosted the Bay Shore Memorial Day ceremony at the Bay Shore train station as well as the Bay Shore Memorial Day parade.

On Monday, May 30, American Legion Post 1738 hosted the West Islip Memorial Day parade. After the parade, everyone was invited for hot dogs and refreshments at the post.

On Memorial Day, May 30, the Islip Memorial Day parade and tribute ceremony was held along Main Street and ended at Veterans Memorial Park by Town Hall. This year’s grand marshal was U.S. Army …

Islip Town supervisor Angie Carpenter recently joined alongside friends and family of FDNY firefighter Joseph R. Rivelli Jr. for the memorial street rededication ceremony of Rivelli Way in West …

On Saturday, May 28, the Village of Brightwaters held their annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Ackerson Plaza at the head of the harbor. Despite the clouds, the rain held up for the ceremony, with Tommy …

  Local veterans’ organization Bravo Foxtrot United Veterans Inc. has found a new administrative home in Sayville. The organization, which had been based on Main Street in Bay …

Memorial Day has often been a tough sell for me with “happy” in front of it. The observance of Memorial Day traces its roots to Decoration Day, which started when family members and the …

Memorial Day is a solemn day to honor those who have died while serving our country. Many towns and groups in the area will be holding ceremonies to honor the fallen. Village of …

On Saturday, May 21, State Sen. Alexis Weik and State Sen. Phil Boyle held a Vietnam Veterans Commemoration event to honor veterans who served in the Vietnam War from 1955 to 1965. The event was held …

With her effervescent, energetic, and enunciated persona, Annie Manildoo is a must-see performer. She is a fixture at the Shabby Tabby Cat Café in Sayville, where patrons have traveled as …

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