Watch Hill Marina work to start

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Watch Hill Marina on Fire Island is poised for a significant $5.4 million project of a nearly yearlong duration that includes new boardwalks, bulkhead and electrical and lighting systems. Actual construction begins Sept. 12. Watch Hill will close on Sept. 18 to visitors and boaters until Sept. 1, 2017.

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More sewer relief for Patchogue

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Patchogue Village is getting $18 million for additional sewer hookups. Homes south of streets like Mulford and Laurel as well as those not yet hooked up on River Avenue will be eligible, up to 650 homes. Mayor Paul Pontieri said it would be a three-to-four-year project.

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More historic district discussions

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Members of the Bellport Village Historic District Preservation Committee have made a proposal to add another Historic District on South Country Road to the board of trustees, who suggested hosting a community meeting before the possibility of moving forward.

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Pushing junkyards towards compliance

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Councilman Neil Foley is addressing noncompliant repair shops/vehicle junkyards infesting Montauk Highway in East Patchogue. Foley is currently gathering a task force to deal with the mess on Montauk Highway.

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Medford dad creates 9/ll art tribute

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Patrick Voorhees, a Patchogue-Medford alumnus, is a Medford dad of five. Voorhees is planning a live art tribute, that is, painting two historic railroad cars with a patriotic theme to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with contributing artists that Sunday at the Railroad Museum of Long Island.

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St. Joe’s and FINS centennial celebrations

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Native plants and animals that form the ecosystem on Fire Island and Long Island will be discussed by St. Joseph’s College marine biologist Dr. Konstantine Rountos, one of three professors who will preside at Watch Hill on Sunday, Aug. 28. The event for staff, students, alumni and their families and friends is a centennial partnership gathering with the Fire Island National Seashore under the National Park Service. They’ll officially be 100 on Aug. 25.

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North Bellport slashings

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a slashing incident involving two males who suffered lacerations in North Bellport on the night of Friday, Aug. 19.

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Centennial art exhibit at Watch Hill Ferry

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Drop in the Watch Hill Ferry FINS Visitor Center tonight, Aug. 25, and celebrate the National Park Service Founders Day, its actual centennial, while raising a glass and browsing 53 artistic renderings of parks and their natural inhabitants. You can also talk to the artists.

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Blue Point Brewing makes village lead agency

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Patchogue Village passed a resolution Monday night that would make them the lead agency in the SEQRA process for the Blue Point Brewing Company’s West Main Street Project. Mayor Paul Pontieri said that the resolution did not indicate that the local company, owned by Anheuser-Busch, had a definite commitment with the Briarcliffe College building.

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‘Rocky Horror’ time warp in Bellport

Story By: NICOLE SGROI
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

An old-fashioned movie screen resembling ones used for drive-in movie theatres was set up and ready for a night of fun at MVP Automotive this past Friday, a lead-in to The Gateway’s, “The Rocky Horror Show,” which started on Aug. 24.

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