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Suffolk County gives OK for high-risk school sports

Student athletes participating in sports deemed “high risk” can return to the field Feb. 1 under new guidelines established by the Suffolk County Health Department, county officials announced …

Through a new online web group, East Islip residents have joined together to promote positivity in the community. Earlier this month, East Islip resident Pat Blair created the Facebook page …

As New York State rapidly approaches the milestone of distributing one million COVID-19 vaccines, one question has come to the forefront: “When can I receive the vaccine?” In the first …

Islip Town officials have been making changes to ensure that homebound seniors continue to receive meals amid the pandemic — and the efforts continue with a refrigerated van. Last week, town …

Suffolk County residents that are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are expected to face some delays when finding an appointment this month.Community members who fall into Phase 1A and 1B criteria …

An overwhelming majority of West Islip residents have voted to reject the roughly $9.5 million sale of the Masera property from the West Islip School District to Farmingdale-based Terwilliger & …

As New York State rapidly approaches the milestone of distributing one million COVID-19 vaccines, one question has come to the forefront: “When can I get the vaccine?” In the first …

The Islip Town Board of Ethics is in communications with councilwoman Trish Bergin to ensure that she is compliant with town ethics code regarding an East Islip property that she was responsible for …

Roughly two years ago, longtime Keep Islip Clean volunteer William Raftery was preparing for a local KIC cleanup event when he stumbled upon a concerning scene. Typically, the East Islip resident …

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit in 2020, health care workers across the globe were struck with a wave of newfound anxiety – including those at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in …

Just one year ago, Islip Town officials gathered and tentatively planned the goals for 2020 – but they never anticipated a global pandemic would stand in their way, town supervisor Angie …

With over 30 years in Brightwaters Village, mayor John Valdini knows what needs fixing. With a background in construction, he knows how to get it done. A series of upgrades are coming to …

The Brightwaters Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $2 million bond project Monday, Jan. 4, which will replace the bulkhead located on Concourse East. The project, which will address …

For the past 12 years, the Islip Town Anti-Bias Task Force has partnered with every high school in the town to operate its award-winning Ambassador program, a series of forums that educated students …

In October of 2020, Mohamed Siraj Salahudeen, 47, faced an unforeseeable tragedy: his father, who lived in Sri Lanka, had passed away. But Salahudeen, who made frequent trips to his country of …

A series of road treatment projects led by the New York State Department of Transportation have entered the design phase, according to NYSDOT documents. The NYSDOT’s Priority Surface …

Although positivity rates are rising statewide, Suffolk County’s seven-day rolling average reached double digits this weekend. With the county witnessing a 12.8 percent positivity rate on …

Suffolk County Democratic Committee chairman Rich Schaffer recently celebrated two decades of service in 2020. During his time as chairman, he has seen over 275 candidates elected and more than …

Keep Islip Clean wants community members to ‘KIC’-off the new year with a donation to the not-for-profit group that keeps on giving. Founded in 1989, KIC is a nonprofit organization …

For the sake of public health awareness, Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone confronted the public with a pledge in the form of a social media campaign to #TakeYourShot. “The arrival of …

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