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On April 23, 2010, Brooke DiPalma was dropped off at middle school by her father, Joseph DiPalma. Joey was heavily involved in the community, as he was the president of the West Islip Chamber of …

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises is hosting a free mental health fair for families with children, 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 at their Success Children's Outpatient Program 405 Locust …

Local state senators Alexis Weik (R-8th District) and Dean Murray (R-3rd District), along with 13 other senators, submitted a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul urging her to rescind the electric bus …

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, registered voters within the West Islip Union Free School District voted to approve a renovation project for the district’s indoor swimming pool facility. Eight …

At Brightwaters Art Council’s 6-12th Grade Student Art Show, student artists were able to showcase their talents for friends, family, and art connoisseurs. The free event was held at the …

Enjoying a swim in the pool seems to be a timeless hobby for people of all ages. But for residents of West Islip, the clock is ticking. The district’s indoor swimming pool facility has not had …

Did you know that Larry Mendelsohn, the owner of Islip Speedway and creator of the Demolition Derby, lived in the Town of Islip? As did Saul Bernstein, a Sayville High School track star who was …

Thomas Bernagozzi, a retired Bay Shore third-grade teacher, has recently been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing students under his care. Bernagozzi is facing felony charges of course of sexual …

The Cortland Red Dragons won their first-ever football national championship last Friday night vs. North Central in Salem, Va. Cortland won the NCAA Division III National Championship with a 14-1 …

At the East Islip Board of Education’s Dec. 14 meeting, Red Ribbon Week slogan contest winners Angelina Hannon (Ruth C. Kinney Elementary School) and June Ritter (John F. Kennedy Intermediate …

Students in Islip High School art classes recently visited Stony Brook University to explore the different ways of experiencing art at the collegiate level. Fine arts director Michael Hershkowitz and …

The East Islip football just won the Long Island championship and recently added more laurels to their trophy case. Sebastian Regis, East Islip’s gritty hard-nosed defensive tackle and …

East Islip traveled to Brook Street in West Sayville for the only meeting against the Golden Flashes this season in varsity boys basketball. This scuffle on the hardcourt was a non-league …

Despite the wind and the rain, the holiday spirit and school spirit within Islip High School never dwindled. On Friday, Dec. 1, the Islip High School PTSA hosted a Holiday Shopping Night. With …

Over the years, the Islip Town-based Great South Bay Quilters has donated to many charitable organizations. This month, they gave away another quilt that was sewn by one member to be raffled off for …

The 2023 Class III Long Island Championship was last Friday at James M. Shuart Stadium, at Hofstra University, and featured East Islip and South Side. The Nassau champs, South Side, came into …

Assistant coach Ryan Pearsall, who had been coached by head coach Ciampi himself, shared that the goal of winning the Long Island Championship was the team’s ultimate motivator throughout this …

The parking lot of East Islip High School was packed with cars on Nov. 18 and 19 as eager shoppers attended the annual East Islip High School PTSA Craft and Gift Fair. Vendors filled up the …

Last Friday, two longtime rivals: East Islip and Sayville, duked it out again for another title game. It was a 4 p.m. game to decide the Division III Suffolk County champion at Kenneth P. …

The East Islip school community happily ignored the rain on the dreary morning of Oct. 21, donning raincoats and brandishing umbrellas to march proudly in the second annual Main Street homecoming …

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