Articles

Construction concerns voiced

Story By: RANDALL WASZYNSKI
3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Vineyards at Blue Point, a 280-unit condominium complex under construction off Sunrise Highway is surrounded by an open-space nature preserve with trails. The Blue Point Community Civic Association and Tuthills Creek Alliance members have voiced concerns regarding trails, outdoor storage, and other issues.

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Bellport Baseball Preview: 2019 Season

Story By: ANDRES RIVAS
3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Bellport Clippers will be opening up their 2019 regular season in two weeks, a non league game against West Babylon. Their season has already begun, as they’ve played scrimmages against Center Moriches, William Floyd and Riverhead.

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Hunt resigns from school board

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

Regina Hunt, vice president of the South Country Board of Education, officially resigned from her position last week. Hunt recently moved out of the district, rendering her unable to serve on the board

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Town seeks designation for bay bottom

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

The town of Brookhaven, in a resolution passed by the town board last month, is requesting that certain areas at the bottom of Bellport and Moriches bays be designated as official agriculture districts with the New York State Department of Agriculture.

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A collaboration first on “Vincent”

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

In a trifecta of firsts, the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts and the Patchogue Arts Council are collaborating on the Leonard Nimoy play, “Vincent” based on artist Vincent van Gogh’s letters to his brother, along with an educational initiative debuting as “Live Edition,” with a performance for students, a talk after by PAC president John Cino, and an absinthe tasting celebration before the play on April 12 & 13.

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Planning board denies 7-Eleven

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Town of Brookhaven Planning Board has denied a special permit to a potential 7-Eleven franchise, which would have been located on the corner of Route 112 and Jamaica Avenue in Medford.

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A woman who did it all

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Author Tricia Foley wrote a book on 19th century maverick Mary Louise Booth, the founding editor of Harpaar’s Bazaar, the first weekly magazine for women, last year and will give an overview talk along with a book signing this Saturday, March 16 at 5 p.m. at the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society at the Brown Building on Bell Street, Bellport. The event is free.

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Program to help businesses with sewer hookup

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

A program proposed by Legis. Rudy Sunderman would give some assistance to small business owners who need to hook up to the sewer system in Mastic and Shirley, after a resolution passed in January approving of phases one and two. Only businesses in the approved phases are available for this program right now.

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Floyd budget to come under cap

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

The William Floyd School District will present a preliminary budget to the board of education next month that comes well under the maximum tax levy increase of 3.47 percent. The budget will include a 1.99 percent increase in the tax levy, compared to the 3.74 percent maximum allowed under the state’s two percent growth cap.

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My life on a diet

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Actress Renee Taylor is bringing her held over Off-Broadway show, “My Life On a Diet:Confessions of a Hollywood Diet Junkie” to The Gateway this Friday and Saturday, March 15 at 8 p.m. and March 16 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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Supervisor gives state of the town address

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

In his annual State of the Town address, Supervisor Ed Romaine touted the successes of 2018, and promised that a “united board” would continue to make the town a better place moving forward. He delivered remarks in a speech on Monday, March 11

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Empowering for Latinas for a better life

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
3/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

SEPA Mujer Inc., a non profit in Patchogue helps Latina women steer through the complexities of a new country and realize their value and gain well being, pride and success through resources, training, workshops. Martha Maffei, executive director of SEPA Mujer says she sometimes gets 30 calls a day.

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