Articles

Balloon returns after trip to Vermont

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

If you took the shorter route, it would take around six and a half hours to arrive in West Topsham, Vt. No one knows how long it took a certain balloon.

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Post-poned: Free seedlings, mulch and compost

Story By: STAFF WRITER
4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

Due to heavy rain and thunder storms in the forecast, the Town of Brookhaven has postponed its sixth annual tree seedling, mulch and compost give away scheduled for today (Monday, April 22), until Thursday, April 25.

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Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way!

Story By: NICOLE FUENTES
4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

The fifth annual Easter Bonnet and Crazy Hat Parade will kick off at noon at the Bellport Fire Department this weekend, Saturday, April 20.

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Many calls, many saved lives in 85 years

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

Patchogue Ambulance Company remembers some of their heart wrenching calls as they celebrate 85 years.

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Editorial-Not in my town

Story By: STAFF WRITER
4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

Earlier this week, hate mail was addressed and distributed to this newspaper as well as the chamber of commerce and several others. The verbiage of the anonymous letter is not worth repeating or even addressing. But what is worth addressing is the ever-present need for acceptance.

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LGBTQ protest outside The Cliffton

Story By: RANDALL WASZYNSKI
4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

More than 100 people attended a protest outside The Cliffton Bar on Maple Avenue in Patchogue on Friday night after the bar posted a meme that put a transgender patron on blast.

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Blue Point Brewery to unveil tasting room

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

Blue Point Brewery will open its tasting room to the public on April 18.

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Saluting the first Lakeville Cemetery champions

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

Hans Henke and Steve Gill will be honored by the Cemetery Restoration Committee for their efforts at 89 North on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. Along with saluting the honorees’ devotion to their community, music by Rorie Kelly, Jay Scott and more will uplift patrons. Tickets are $25 at the door; $35 in advance.

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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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