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You won’t be alone loving Into the Woods

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

A fairy tale for grownups about what people wish for and its consequences is the basis for “Into the Woods” the smash musical with words and lyrics by Steven Sondheim. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is presenting “Into the Woods: In Concert,” with top actors, on Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m. and Saturday in two performances

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Town recycling program improving

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Town of Brookhaven has been working three months now after returning to a dual-stream recycling program. The town originally switched over four years ago to single-stream, but reversed when the product market changed and buyers were drying out.

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Golf course upgrades

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

New upgrades to the Bellport Golf Club were approved in a Bellport Village trustee meeting Monday, which overtook much of the almost two hour meeting. Residents and board members clashed on elements of the process, as well as the elements of the plan that would expand the current course to have a practice area.

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Village moving forward with clean lake project

Story By: GLENN ROHRBACKER
2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

Patchogue Village is days away from purchasing two aerators to place in the water in Patchogue Lake. The Protecting the Environment in Patchogue (PEP) Committee runs the initiative

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Benefit for a Down syndrome center

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

Lisa Chevalley, who grew up in Medford and has a son with Down syndrome, volunteered with Vanessa Diaz of Ronkonkoma, team leader for establishing a GiGi’s Playhouse for children with Down Syndrome, in Suffolk County. This Friday, March 1 at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, a cocktail reception and Bon Jovi tribute concert will help raise money for a center

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One hundred years of Grace

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

Decades of beautiful voices raised in song, as well as charitable and social justice efforts and spiritual support are felt at Grace African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Patchogue. It is celebrating its centennial on Saturday May 18 with a banquet luncheon at the Holbrook Country Club.

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Cornerstone adjourned for now

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

Patchogue Coalition Against the Cornerstone Development residents attended the Patchogue Village board meeting Monday night, reiterating concerns about the proposed high-end apartment development on Mulford Street off West Avenue. The Planning Board meeting on the project was adjourned Tuesday night.

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Broadway songs from Broadway performers

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

From Broadway, With Love Premieres at the Patchogue Theatre Saturday, Feb. 23.

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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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