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Sale completed, now push for DOE approval

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

Security cameras were being installed outside the recently purchased Bayport-Blue Point Library site, the former St. Ursula Center on Middle Road on Tuesday morning but the big push now was for New York State Department of Education construction plan approval, said B-BP Library Director Michael Firestone

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A visionary’s legacy; the non profits who benefitted

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

Harold Ritter was Bellporter Karen Ritter’s Nebraska uncle, who farmed and was a master of mechanical things and carvings. A kind man, he was also philanthropic and his legacy has been carried forth by his nieces and nephew, including Karen to local non profits

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Look inside the new Blue Point Brewery

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

Blue Point Brewery is getting ready to unveil their completed new headquarters, located at 225 West Main Street in Patchogue. The site, a former college, has been under construction for many months and is slated to open in April.

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Graduation rates and district solutions - part 3

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

William Floyd School District earned an 84 percent graduation rate for June 2018 and 86 percent for August. Superintendent Kevin Coster and assistant superintendent for secondary education Kathleen Keane addresses what the score means and initiatives for student success in the district

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Master of the Galaxy (Electric Harp)

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

Local musician Joe LoSchiavo, a low-key guitar wonder and Medford native, is hoping his invention, the Galaxy Electric Harp will make a huge impact on the music world

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Brookhaven reignites pitch for Amazon HQ

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Town of Brookhaven is again calling for Amazon to build its new headquarters at the Calabro Airport in Brookhaven hamlet, after the online retailer pulled out of a controversial plan to build a massive space in Long Island City, Queens

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Village Bistro hit in crash

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

A car that crashed through the front entrance of Village Bistro Tuesday night, rattled the calm of an early evening in Bellport Village. But co-owner Ed Baxter plans to open the beloved deli late Thursday morning, Feb. 21.

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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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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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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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