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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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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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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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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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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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Your valentine dog is waiting for you

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

Please take a moment to look at these sweet dogs. They need good, loving homes and those who can provide one can meet and adopt a new friend at the Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

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Bellport wins second straight league title

Story By: ANDRES RIVAS
2/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

After another three wins this past week, the Bellport Clippers have assured at least a tie in the League IV championship. Bellport began their week visiting Newfield where they got an 80-57 victory

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New museum and other happenings at VFW

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

The VFW Post 2913 in Patchogue recently unveiled its new museum, a tribute to veterans that holds memorabilia and information on important events in veterans’ history.

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Cycling for a cause with local support

Story By: RANDALL WASZYNSKI
2/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

Cycle for Survival through Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has become an integral part of Amy Tangel’s her life in 2016 while her mother Debbie was battling for her life with myelofibrosis.Tangel formed Debbie’s Warriors, to participate on March 2 and Feb. 15 with local support.

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County opioid lawsuit adds defendants

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

The litigation Suffolk County has lodged against 15 pharmaceutical companies and their subsidiaries who manufacture prescription opioids has amended its complaint to additional defendants, including alleged retail and wholesale distributers and the Sackler family.

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Floyd budget season begins

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

The total tax levy cap will be 3.74 percent for the upcoming budget, compliant with the 2 percent state cap, but school officials demonstrated how since the cap was announced, all but one yearly budget (2016-17) came under the maximum.

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