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‘I’d rather have my dad in a dress than a box’

Being a public persona grants you a wide audience, a gift artists and influencers can spend a lifetime chasing, but it also burdens you with unabashed opinion, a burden that can rattle even the most …

On or about Sept. 8, Suffolk County officials determined that the county’s systems had been affected by a cyberattack. The attack has disrupted legislator emails, postponed the date of civil …

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the Village of Brightwaters held an open discussion with the planning board and the community regarding Orinoco Corridor. The planning board held the open forum to get …

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the Town of Islip held their monthly board meeting at Town Hall. Hispanic Heritage Month The meeting was opened with a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which …

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the planning board of the Town of Islip held their monthly meeting at Town Hall West. The board held a public hearing regarding 3040 Veterans Memorial Highway in Bohemia, …

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the board of trustees of the Village of Brightwaters held their monthly meeting, during which the company Trellus made a presentation regarding their same-day local delivery …

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 …

“It was so easy and it saved me so much money,” said Pat Rowan, a senior citizen living in East Islip, of the recent paint job of her bedroom provided by the Town of Islip, free of …

For many people, the Town of Islip live-stream or recordings are their only way to interact with town board meetings. Town board meetings can be during the middle of a weekday, or individuals may be …

Primary election day was held on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The Democratic congressional candidates had no primary opponents, meaning Jackie Gordon is the Democratic candidate in CD 2 and Bridget Fleming is …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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, …

An important change regarding absentee voting will be in effect for the upcoming August primary as well as the November general election. Effective Jan. 1, 2022, an eligible voter may not cast a …

Democratic candidate Bridget Fleming A former prosecutor and Southampton Town councilwoman, Suffolk County Legis. Bridget Fleming said she has spent her career standing up for Long Island …

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 …

Former federal and state prosecutor Dave Calone announced his candidacy last week to be the next Suffolk County executive. Current county executive Steve Bellone is term limited and will leave office …

On Friday, July 15, the Village of Brightwaters hosted their gazebo cocktail fundraiser to help raise money for the restoration of the gazebos at the top of the canal. The event, which began last …

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