Move that trailer! Patchogue for Ecuador

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

The 30-foot trailer of supplies for Ecuador earthquake victims is waiting to get to its aid destination. Newly formed Patchogue for Ecuador hopes to raise money this Sunday, May 1 at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For $5 you can help transport the supplies and enjoy food and music.

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Beside Manners

Story By: STAFF WRITER
4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

In A Quiet County Inn...?

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Cool fair on Terry Street

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

A collaborative collection of street and chalk artists, poetry, music and opportunities for fledglings to sketch live models is poised for Arts on Terry Street on Sunday, May 15 in Patchogue. Come on down!

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Sewage treatment plant tour

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Mastic/Shirley residents will have a chance to see how a real sewage treatment plant looks and works on Saturday, May 7. County vans will be available to transport attendees from Calabro Airport to the Miller Place facility at 10:30 a.m. Residents living near the airport are urged attend and RSVP to Legis. Kate Browning (WF-Shirley) at 852-1300 since space is limited. Residents may also drive themselves to the site. The tour will begin at 11 a.m.

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A tussle over solar

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Howard Rosengarten and Associates want to build Middle Island Solar Farm on a 100-acre parcel in Mastic. The project has raised hackles from some environmentalists like Defend H2O founder Kevin McAllister and cheers from others like Renewable Energy Long Island executive director Gordian Raacke. The project would occupy L-1 District Industrial property, a permissible use, with 19.5 MW of renewable solar energy that can potentially power up to 6,600 homes. It would also mow down woods

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A retirement incentive and salute to a shaper of Patchogue

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

A retirement incentive program for Patchogue Village employees was introduced by Trustee Tom Ferb that passed Monday night. The program will help the village retirement fund, employ new staffers at a lower cost, protect the anticipated rights of retiring employees and incentivizes their early retirement. Long time resident Bob Bailey made a surprise visit.

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Ginger’s Law

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA
4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

Legis. Rob Calarco (D-Patchogue) is hoping to pass legislation that would hold groomers more accountable after Medford resident Laura Hughes told him about a troubling incident involving her Pomeranians after a grooming date.

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Expanded coverage for firefighters

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA
4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

A Volunteer Firefighters’ Benefit Law to expand medical coverage to cover cancers of the digestive, hematological, lymphatic, urinary, prostate, neurological, breast and reproductive systems that result in the partial disability or death to a volunteer firefighter recently passed in the New York State Senate.

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B&B committee heard

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA
4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

B&B chair Mary Butler, along with Eric Sofio and Loretta Drew made the B & B recommendations at Tuesday’s Bellport Village meeting, which include no B&Bs in the residential area and expanding the current code to allow B&Bs or short-term visitors in the business and professional district. As for rental properties, the committee suggested a registration process in the current code that requires all seasonal inhabits to register with an ID card.

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Readying the Oscar for a young director

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM

LEUZZI A School of Visual Arts graduate in May, Zac Towlen, a Bellport High School alumnus, has leaped into full-fledged filmmaking with “Like We Were,” which takes place in Brookhaven. Short takes of the movie will be among the entries at SVA’s The Dusty Film & Animation Festival, which runs from May 7-10.

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