Hometown Heroes
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The Great South Bay will only be as healthy as the 50 creeks that flow into it. That is why Save the Great South Bay (STGSB) launched the Creek Defender Program, in which local Creek Defenders …

Legis. Steven J. Flotteron recognized America’s Boating Club of the Great South Bay’s commander James M. Milton, JN, a member since 2007, on being re-elected for the fourth time at the …

The Town of Islip celebrated and honored a few of the outstanding women from our community on Tuesday, March 19, at 2 p.m., during their Women’s History Celebration. Among the women honored for …

Suffolk County police arrested a Bay Shore registered sex offender for possession of child pornography on Wednesday, March 6, at approximately 7:45 p.m. Following a tip from the New York State …

There is a well-known adage in the fire and rescue service that states that “you prepare for the worst, but hope for the best.” As the Bay Shore Fire District’s response area grows …

It is not often that an award’s recipient is chosen before the award itself is created and named. Yet, that was the case when the Sagtikos District of Boy Scouts of America’s Suffolk …

Despite the heavy snow, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Town of Islip held its monthly board meeting and celebrated National Black History Month. A representative for the town called the meeting …

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 …

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