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Rise in catalytic converter theft—should you be concerned?

You get in your car to commute to work, turn your key to start your engine, and you are shocked as a roaring, blaring noise emits from your vehicle. You slowly realize the cause of the deafening …

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, …

The greater Bay Shore community stood in solidarity at a candlelight vigil for the alleged sexual abuse victims of retired Bay Shore teacher Thomas Bernagozzi. The vigil was held on Friday, Feb. 9, …

A Suffolk County Police officer rescued a boy from a house fire in West Islip the morning of Thursday, February 8. Third Precinct officers responded to 1 Dogwood Road at approximately 7:30 a.m. after …

South Shore University Hospital (SSUH) today announced the completion of its $71 million, 45,560-square-foot, two-story Women and Children’s Center. The hospital-within-a-hospital includes a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

An East Islip man, “Donation Larry,” recently collected and donated over 150 items of goods to the senior residents at Momentum at South Bay for Rehabilitation and …

George Munkenbeck remembers the moment that made him a historian. “As a kid, I hated history,” said Munkenbeck, the Islip Town historian. At the time, Munkenbeck was a teenager …

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Islip is known for its numerous outreach programs that continue to help those in the community. Their on-site thrift shop is no exception. The shop is located in …

Dozens of toys were picked up from Islip Town Hall and delivered to the Salvation Army, for distribution to the organization’s Angel Tree recipients. Town of Islip employees went above and …

Santa Claus, Darth Vader, Storm Troopers, Elvis, and community members gathered at Amvets Hall Post 18, in East Islip, for the third annual Brunch with Santa, hosted by Kiwanis Rocks of Islip and Bay …

To celebrate the season of giving, local Boy Scout Troop 205 and East Islip Cub Scouts who are part of the Listen to Lead (L2L) program, visited the senior residents at …

At South Shore University Hospital, hospital staff are able to travel the world—without ever leaving the hospital grounds. Through the South Shore University Hospital Passport Program, a …

Have you noticed the beautiful mural completed on the side of the Bay Shore Amvets Post 76 building? The mural depicts the five branches of the military and was painted by the very talented Tess …

The South Shore Estuary Reserve (SSER) Stewardship Awards for 2023 were be presented to Richard Groh, Town of Babylon, and Artie Kopelman, president CRESLI, for their dedication in …

While the magic of the holiday season is upon us, this time of year can be difficult for families struggling financially. With the holiday season of giving well underway, consider lending a hand to …

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, fire districts throughout the Town of Islip held their annual elections. The candidates in each fire district who received the most votes were elected fire commissioner for that …

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