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The 2023 Mayor’s Cup Regatta & Charity Celebration benefiting Save The Great South Bay, a local environmental nonprofit, took place on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Long Island Yacht Club, …

East Islip native Rob Calabrese is entering his third season as the New York Jets quarterback coach. Calabrese was a 2008 East Islip High School graduate and captained his varsity team to the 2007 …

The Islip Buccaneers varsity football team lost their first home game to the Bayport-Blue Point Phantoms on Thursday, Sept. 14, with a final score of 49-20. A linebacker for the Phantoms …

Now celebrating the program’s 10th year, the 2023 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award, presented by Hospital for Special Surgery and the New York Giants, announced the second weekly group …

Islip Goes Purple is a monthlong initiative designed to unite the Town of Islip in raising awareness of mental health substance-use disorder and celebrating those in recovery. All townships are …

Jack Coan is one of the greatest football players to come out of Suffolk County. But as the one-time Sayville High School star told a group of between 1,500 and 2,000 high school …

Congratulations to this year’s Brightwaters beach volleyball champions, Full Service, and team captain, Sal Puccio. “It was a great night with perfect weather. We’d like to thank …

Two local South Shore phenoms, Greg Weissert and Logan O’Hoppe, are back playing at the Major League level. Yankees pitcher Greg Weissert, from Bay Shore, and Los Angeles Angels catcher …

In the words of Dr. Chris Verga, “Baseball is New York: the end.” Baseball has proven to be a popular sport and form of entertainment; however, the enjoyable pastime has had a …

If asked to describe 16-year-old East Islip high-schooler Ella Tantillo, many students and coaches would first and foremost mention her impressive feats as a student-athlete. Ella is a two-time …

Legis. Steven J. Flotteron was honored to recognize Cole Stassi, of Keiser University men’s lacrosse, who was chosen as a nominee for the A.O. Duer Award, named in honor of the NAIA’s …

“If you don’t have historical awareness of your own community, how can you make your own community better?” The words of Dr. Chris Verga, a member of the Bay Shore Historical …

Over a dozen students aged 11 to 14 are learning vital water safety and lifesaving lessons through Islip Town’s Junior Lifeguard program. The course introduces participants to the duties …

On July 17, the 2023 Junior Gold Bowling Championships, which was held at six different bowling centers in and around Indianapolis, began. There are four age divisions: U20, U18, U15 and U12. …

Islip Terrace native John Rizzo is a righthanded pitcher going into his junior year at Adelphi University. Rizzo graduated from East Islip High School in 2021, was a starter for three years on …

First named in 1927 after Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim across the English Channel, and later renamed in honor of Maggie Fischer in 1999, after her devastating death the day before she …

The glee that Ricky Chalifoux had as day camp sports leader when he was a teen at the Great South Bay YMCA spilled right out into his charges. He’d pitch a ball to help an unsure kid, or mix it …

Bring your poles and buckets to Gilbert Park for the annual Brightwaters Snapper Tournament! The tournament will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. There are plenty of fish caught, …

If you were to visit Walker Beach on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., you would be greeted by a gentle breeze, the sound of waves lapping on the shore, and a group practicing the meditative art of …

Meet at the Fire Island Lighthouse on July 20 to watch as 130 participants take off from the Fire Island Lighthouse for the 5.5-mile open-water swim race from the Fire Island Lighthouse to …

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