Meet your dissolution administration

Story By: TARA SMITH
3/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

The village of Mastic Beach held one last election on Tuesday as two candidates vied for the final spot as mayor. Robert Miller, a lifelong Mastic Beach resident, was elected mayor with 751 votes to opponent Christopher Anderson’s 573.

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A little park with flowers and plants among the asphalt

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
3/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

That big village parking lot that begins at 215 East Main Street in Patchogue, the gateway to the village heading west from Route 112, is about to be transformed by a green magic wand.

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This puppet theater rocks

Story By: TARA SMITH
3/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

The friendly purple dragon, colorful sea creatures, Greek gods and magicians are waiting to awe audiences via amazing journeys during performances. ThinkBIG!, the new area non profit, will present shadow, hand-and-rod, papier-mâché, and marionette puppets at their South Ocean address for all who are young-at-heart on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m

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Major revamp at Father Tortora Park

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
3/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

The troublemakers in the area have mostly exited thanks to the Neighborhood Watch Facebook page that keeps the residents vigilant regarding Father Tortora Park. Now, the park itself is undergoing a complete renovation change for the better.

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Small but mighty

Story By: TARA SMITH
3/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

Irish eyes will be smiling along Main Street in Bellport this weekend for the second ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade. On Saturday morning at 11 a.m., the bagpipes will begin as the parade kicks off at Head of the Neck on Station Road and whips onto Main Street to make its way to the firehouse

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Rewriting the narrative of fear

Story By: TARA SMITH
3/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

An audience of all ages, races and creeds filed into a lecture hall at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) for last week’s talk, “Violence and Peace in Islam.” The hourlong lecture was given by this year’s Khatib Chair, Dr. Mehdi Aminrazavi, an Islamic scholar and professor of philosophy and religion at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

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‘What You Break’ A Book Review

Story By: STAFF WRITER
3/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

Any fictional crime novel that mentions “Spicy’s,” the very real, funky, fried chicken establishment at the corner of Station Road and Montauk Highway in North Bellport, a few times has already piqued my literary, if not culinary, interest. But, that and other familiar Suffolk County mentions are not — by a long shot — the biggest draw to read Reed Farrel Coleman’s “What You Break,” the second of his Gus Murphy series.

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An Irish luncheon in a harmonious place

Story By: TARA SMITH
3/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

Harmony Cafe founder Rosemarie McCarthy had her fair share of that so-called luck earlier this month as she geared up to host a pay-what-you-can-afford St. Patrick’s Day luncheon. McCarthy had all the usual details covered.

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Possible ‘Princeton Plan’ plan for Pat-Med

Story By: JULIANNE MOSHER
3/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

At Monday night’s Patchogue-Medford Board of Education meeting, the first committee of a soon-to-be-long process took the floor to discuss what they call the “Princeton Plan.” The proposal, in its infancy stage, is one of three (so far) that will address four major concerns the community and district are facing.

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New logo for Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
3/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

The board voted on a new logo this morning.

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