Bellport Bay gets first FLUPSY

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

It’s been two years in the making for Friends of Bellport Bay, but the nonprofit has just taken a step forward in making the bay cleaner. On Monday March 11, volunteers installed a Floating Upweller System (FLUPSY), which will harvest oysters on a rotating basis before they are “planted” in the bay.

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Planning board denies 7-Eleven

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Town of Brookhaven Planning Board has denied a special permit to a potential 7-Eleven franchise, which would have been located on the corner of Route 112 and Jamaica Avenue in Medford.

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A collaboration first on “Vincent”

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

In a trifecta of firsts, the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts and the Patchogue Arts Council are collaborating on the Leonard Nimoy play, “Vincent” based on artist Vincent van Gogh’s letters to his brother, along with an educational initiative debuting as “Live Edition,” with a performance for students, a talk after by PAC president John Cino, and an absinthe tasting celebration before the play on April 12 & 13.

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Town seeks designation for bay bottom

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

The town of Brookhaven, in a resolution passed by the town board last month, is requesting that certain areas at the bottom of Bellport and Moriches bays be designated as official agriculture districts with the New York State Department of Agriculture.

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Hunt resigns from school board

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

Regina Hunt, vice president of the South Country Board of Education, officially resigned from her position last week. Hunt recently moved out of the district, rendering her unable to serve on the board

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Bellport Baseball Preview: 2019 Season

Story By: ANDRES RIVAS
3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Bellport Clippers will be opening up their 2019 regular season in two weeks, a non league game against West Babylon. Their season has already begun, as they’ve played scrimmages against Center Moriches, William Floyd and Riverhead.

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Construction concerns voiced

Story By: RANDALL WASZYNSKI
3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Vineyards at Blue Point, a 280-unit condominium complex under construction off Sunrise Highway is surrounded by an open-space nature preserve with trails. The Blue Point Community Civic Association and Tuthills Creek Alliance members have voiced concerns regarding trails, outdoor storage, and other issues.

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Green business heroes

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Patchogue businesses received the local Oscars of environmental accolades, a Green Business Award Monday night at the village board meeting. Blue Point Brewery, Arooga’s Blum’s, BrickHouse Brewery, James Joyce Pub & Restaurant, and Fire Island National Seashore were the recipients. The awards are a first.

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Empowering for Latinas for a better life

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

SEPA Mujer Inc., a non profit in Patchogue helps Latina women steer through the complexities of a new country and realize their value and gain well being, pride and success through resources, training, workshops. Martha Maffei, executive director of SEPA Mujer says she sometimes gets 30 calls a day.

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Supervisor gives state of the town address

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

In his annual State of the Town address, Supervisor Ed Romaine touted the successes of 2018, and promised that a “united board” would continue to make the town a better place moving forward. He delivered remarks in a speech on Monday, March 11

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