Articles

A community caved in

Story By: TARA SMITH
3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

In November, Mastic Beach residents turned out in the thousands, voting to decide the fate of their young village. It came down to 1,922 dissolve votes to 1,215 for saving the village. In the weeks leading up to the referendum, things got ugly in the 5.3 square-mile shorefront village. This Thursday, March 16, the Village board will hold a public hearing on its proposed dissolution plan, to be carried out by an incoming administration to be elected on Tuesday, March 21.

Read More

'A United Kingdom'

Story By: STAFF WRITER
3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

. "A United Kingdom" directed by Amma Asante ("Belle") depicts another historical interracial love story that was set against the 'rule of law' in Africa and England, a love story that changed the history of both those countries forever.

Read More

Village begins budget planning

Story By: TARA SMITH
3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

At a recent Bellport Village budget work session, village officials discussed projected costs and rates for the upcoming fiscal year. The tax cap is currently set at .8 percent, said Mayor Ray Fell. “We aren’t sure whether or not we’ll be able to stay under that 1 percent for the village budget,” he said at a February board meeting, adding that they would have a better idea midway through March.

Read More

An Evening with LeAnn Rimes… and a Q&A with her, too

Story By: JULIANNE MOSHER
3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

At just 13 years old, LeAnn Rimes became a national name with her critically acclaimed album “Blue.” It reached the number one spot on Billboard’s country albums chart for over three months, which also led her to be the youngest Grammy winner for “Best New Artist” at only 14. Rimes will be performing at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 17. To celebrate her upcoming show, the Long Island Advance asked her what it’s really like to perform at a community theatre

Read More

Patchogue go Bragh: What to know for this year’s St. Paddy’s Day parade

Story By: TARA SMITH
3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

This Sunday, March 19, Thomas Keegan Jr. leads the 21st Annual Patchogue Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Main Street. The parade is scheduled to begin at noon, five minutes after runners take off on the May The Road Rise To Meet Ye 5-K Run/Walk promptly at 11:55 a.m

Read More

They’re working on Watch Hill

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

The removal of the deck has been completed and crews are currently installing timber sheet piling, securing the bulkhead wall and the tieback system. That’s the word from Fire Island National Seashore facility manager Jim Dunphy. The $5.4 million project began on Sept. 12. FINS officials say completion looks good for late summer.

Read More

Artspace women Girls-only gallery at Artspace

Story By: TARA SMITH
3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

There’s a new, sprawling exhibit hung in the Artspace Gallery. All 20 artists? Women. Artspace resident and curator Dave Rogers wanted to feature female artists for Women’s History Month. And he did. Women Sharing Art, a Bayport-based nonprofit that brings creative women together, got the nod.

Read More

Spirits project proposed may be village first

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

It’s now officially known as The Bitter Man Distilling Company, a plan Anthony Gruppuso proposed at Patchogue Village’s February 28 Planning Board meeting. He hopes to transform the old 6,000 square foot Pat Felice’s Automotive & Tire Center building across from Bowl Long Island and the Watch Hill Ferry Terminal into a destination area for raising a toast to craft spirits. Village officials said it’s a first.

Read More

Green stormwater options weighed

Story By: TARA SMITH
3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

Bellport Village officials are considering installing a bioretention field in two proposed locations as a possible solution to address stormwater drainage. At Monday night’s work session a presentation was made to the board on information regarding these rain gardens along with benefits and challenges.

Read More

Shooting off a preservation campaign

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
3/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

Patchogue Village and the American Legion Patchogue Post 269 are partnering on $29,000 in funds to renovate two M1902 field guns used by the U.S. Army for training purposes in World War I. There are only about 37 left in the country and American Legion Commander Jonathon Ralph is hoping to have the canon fixed up by the veteran’s group 100th anniversary in 2019.

Read More

Home, sweet home

Story By: TARA SMITH
3/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

In 2003, community members banded together to form the South Country Community Land Trust with the hopes of being able to provide affordable housing to low to moderate-income families.

Read More

The ambassador of movie greats

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
3/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

Robert Osborne, that erudite, sophisticated, kind host of Turner Classic Movies, who introduced the wonderful films from the golden era of movie making died on Monday. When we took the first TCM cruise in 2011, when Osborne first came out on deck, 2,000 people sent waves of love his way. He got applause for about 5 minutes.

Read More