County aims to ban plastics

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

On Feb. 13 Legis. Kara Hahn and members of the county’s Single-Use Plastic Reduction Task Force announced initiatives to help reduce plastic and polystyrene waste through four separate bills.

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Ain’t love grand

Story By: STAFF WRITER
2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Three couples discuss how they met and their relationship dynamics. Top left are Brian and Jennine Egan, top right are Shirley and Robert Deedy, and below center, Michael and Jessica Baker with newborn Mackenzie

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Demo begins for bowling alley renovation

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Demolition has begun in the basement of the Bellport Community Center, officially kicking off renovations to the whole space, including the restoration of a century-old bowling alley. The project is a partnership between the Village of Bellport and the Bellport Village Program Fund.

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Sewers to Oakdale, but Patchogue, Brookhaven still want more

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Gov. Cuomo announced that Oakdale hamlet would be the targeted recipient of $26.4 million in state and federal funding on Feb. 8, but Brookhaven Town and Patchogue are still hoping for more help.

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Graduation rates and district solutions - Part 2

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

In a report from the New York State Department of Education, South Country Central School District was earned an 85.4 percent graduation rate for June 2018, and reached 90 percent with August graduates included. Superintendent Joseph Giani outlined some of the initiatives the school district has taken to insure student success.

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Blue Goose stands out in restaurant-town

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Blue Goose, under management of owner Brian Kearns, has been reinvented with a new menu, new look, and new mission. No worries for Burger Shack devotees; he included some items from the former Burger Shack menu in that of the Blue Goose, elevating both worlds.

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Bellport aces it as League Three Champs

Story By: ANDRES RIVAS
2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

With North Babylon’s loss to Deer Park and Bellport’s win against West Isliip, the Clippers are the lone champions of League III, their second consecutive title, but they’re all by themselves this time around.

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Saturday talk on Alonzo Chappel

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
2/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

“Alonzo Chappel: The Infamous Artist of Artist Lake" discussion this Saturday.

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Gershow explosions

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
2/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

Medford residents have been voicing complaints of loud explosions heard coming from the Gershow Recycling plant on Peconic Avenue.

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`Circus’ links our animal similarities

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
2/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

When “Link Link Circus” debuts on stage at The Gateway, Isabella Rossellini will be dressed in a ringmaster’s outfit and delve into how much we have in common with animals in a highly entertaining way.

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