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Sloth Encounters encounter scrutiny

Sloths may be slow, but Humane Long Island wasn’t slow in protesting Sloth Encounters, a business in Hauppauge where you can hold and feed sloths. “There is no excuse for animal …

Long Island has always been known as a mecca of history, but just a ferry ride away hides another amazing historical community, the Fire Island Pines. A longtime haven for the LGBTQIA+ community, the …

It can only be described as a raw sewage smell with a hint of sea. South Patchogue residents, especially those located near the Davis Park Ferry Terminal, are complaining, largely on social media, …

On Sunday, Aug. 14, the local Doherty-owned Applebee’s, in East Islip, hosted a Flapjack Fundraiser, raising money for local organization Fiercely Leading Youth. Set breakfast plates were …

After an audit, the Office of the New York State Comptroller released their report on the West Islip School District’s financial management from July 1, 2017, through Oct. 31, 2021. …

On Wednesday, Aug. 10, the Town of Islip planning board held their meeting at Islip Town Hall West. The first item on the agenda was a town board application recommendation item for West Islip Gas …

Robert Fehring, 74-year-old retired schoolteacher and business owner from Bayport who was sentenced in federal court to 30 months in prison on Wednesday, August 3 for mailing dozens of violent …

When the world gets bleak, readers always turn to their favorite stories to bring them comfort. “My Year With The Italian Girl,” a new novel by Sayville resident Linda Leuzzi, is sure to …

Due to the new New York State congressional maps, many local residents are now in District 2 rather than District 1. Communities that were formerly in CD 1 and are now in CD 2 include Medford, …

On Thursday, Aug. 4, it was announced that downtown Central Islip had received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a new sewer connection. At a press …

On Monday, Aug. 1, the Brightwaters board of trustees held their monthly meeting at Brightwaters Village Hall. The board voted to approve authorization for the mayor to enter into a municipal …

evered playwright Neil Simon won the Pulitzer Prize for drama as well as a Tony in 1991 for his play, “Lost in Yonkers.” The moving play follows a Jewish family living in Yonkers in …

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 …

After a few days on the run, the large cat that was first spotted in Central Islip on Tuesday morning has been caught by authorities and is currently at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown while …

A large cat that was spotted in Central Islip on Tuesday morning and has not been seen since has caused quite a stir in the area. John DeBacker of Long Island Cat Kitten Solution said that the animal …

Vintage Chix, an upcycled gifts brand created by Shannon Mantione of Hauppauge and Sherri Vinciguerra of Bay Shore, will have a stand to sell their unique and cottage-core teacup collection at the …

On Wednesday, July 13, the Town of Islip planning board held their monthly meeting. Bolla EM Realty, LLC requested a planning board special permit for a convenience market in the Business 3 …

The past few years have been extraordinarily difficult for workers in the health care field. The COVID-19 pandemic and long work hours have driven many health workers to burnout. According to the …

Jessica Peluso and Kevin Smith, seniors from East Islip High School, Caitlyn Herzing and Joseph Blackton, seniors from West Islip High School, Caroline Hobbes and Kwame Kwarteng, seniors from Bay …

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 …

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