Articles

Support your lawn and save the bay

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
4/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Center for Environmental Education and Discovery (CEED) and Friends of Bellport Bay are teaming up again for their Seed and Soil Sale, which will provide people with organic and non-GMO products to apply on their lawn. The organizations are hosting a preorder period until April 20, so they can have the materials ready for pickup on April 27 and 28.

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Advance takes newspaper honors

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
4/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Long Island Advance was recognized last weekend during the Better Newspaper Contest Awards, hosted by the New York Press Association at their annual conference. The Advance won Second Place for Special Section on Newsprint for the 125th Anniversary of Patchogue edition, Third Place for Best Front Page and Honorable Mention for Best News or Feature Series.

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UPDATED: Kinky Boots comes to The Gateway

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
4/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

“Kinky Boots” may have closed on Broadway. But it’s coming to The Gateway this season on its 70th anniversary. Gateway’s casting and acting school director Michael Baker said they would start casting for “Kinky Boots” and was hoping someone will join the cast from the Broadway show.

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Bar's post sparks community outrage

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
4/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Cliffton Bar posted a meme early this week featuring a man sitting next to a transgender woman, sparking outrage from the community.

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Toot your horn for the lighthouse

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
4/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

The lighthouse went up last week. Its former prototype had been three cesspool rings with a beacon on top on the east jetty.

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Street to be named ‘Paul Breschard Way’

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
4/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Ducky Lane in Mastic Beach, which was the home of Paul Breschard, the first mayor of the Village of Mastic Beach, will be renamed “Paul Breschard Way” in his honor. Breschard died in October 2016 at age 66.

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Leading the way for LGBT Pride

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
4/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Jack Nix and Allison McCann brought their idea, an Alive After Five Pride event as well as fundraising for the LGBT Network, to the AAF committee. This year an Alive After Five Pride event will take place June 27.

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Dunkin’ brings plans to community

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
4/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Plans for a new Dunkin Donuts restaurant and drive thru were presented to the Greater Bellport Coalition Wednesday, as the applicant prepares the renderings to be submitted to the Town of Brookhaven. The site is 1699 Montauk Highway, adjacent to Michigan Avenue, a dead end.

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Many supporters; an ambivalent owner

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
4/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Three historic structures on an 11.5 acre parcel in East Patchogue are slowly eroding in spite of wide local preservation support. The non profit advocacy group Preservation Long Island has just selected the parcel and its buildings for its 2019 Endangered Historic Places list.

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Teacher sues district over ‘wrongful’ firing

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
4/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Lauren Miranda, a former teacher at Bellport Middle School, filed a notice of claim on Monday, indicating her $3 million suit against the South Country School District. The district officially fired Miranda at the Wednesday March 27 board meeting, after a student obtained a topless photo of her without her knowledge or consent.

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SCPD warns against vehicle thefts

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
3/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

Vehicles being stolen after the driver exits the vehicle and leaves it running. Police are warning residents about how to keep their cars from being stolen - a trend that grows during the winter months. Use squad car photo.

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His political career started in Patchogue

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
3/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

Brookhaven Republican Chairman Jesse Garcia got the nod last week to also head his party as Suffolk Republican Committee Chairman. Garcia, who is a Suffolk Board of Elections GOP Hispanic outreach coordinator, started his political career in Patchogue, emulating the example his father Jesus Garcia led.

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