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Your guide to this year's Board of Education elections

PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD SCHOOLSThere are seven candidates running at-large for three open seats. Anthony O’Brien is not running again. The other two incumbents are Marc Negrin and Bernadette Smith. …

Recycling and reusing our food scraps is a logical, economical and an efficient way to address climate change as well as local waste management challenges. Have you ever wondered what happens to …

Beth Wahl has been in this fight for a long time. “I personally have been fighting for 20 years to get sewers,” Wahl said. “We as a community absolutely must keep the pressure …

The Town of Brookhaven has been crossing environmental projects off their list one grant at a time. Supervisor Ed Romaine spoke to this publication to highlight some of the recent measures …

When Brookhaven Town announced on March 4 that it was ending its plan to construct a regional municipal ashfill at the Yaphank site, reasons included its cost, receiving only one RFP, and the …

Supervisor Ed Romaine is asking residents to register now for the 13th annual Great Brookhaven Clean Up. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven's Department of Recycling and …

Former Legis. Rudy Sunderman’s (R-Mastic-Shirley) resignation was officially approved by the Suffolk County Legislature effective March 21. Pursuant to law, the vacancy must be filled by a …

On March 19, supervisor Ed Romaine accepted a $4,000 check from DIME chief executive officer Kevin M. O’Connor to co-sponsor the Town of Brookhaven’s 2021 community recycling events. Each …

Two county legislators will host a menstrual product drive at their respective offices this month to help individuals in need. Suffolk County Legislature presiding officer Rob Calarco of Patchogue …

Baseball aficionado Jeff Schaefer grew up in Patchogue and was a 1979 graduate of Patchogue-Medford High School. After Schaefer attended University of Maryland, he was drafted by the Baltimore …

Suffolk County Republicans last week announced that Jim Mazzarella will run as the Republican and Conservative candidate for Suffolk’s Third Legislative District to succeed retiring GOP Legislator …

The Shermans are ready to ferry. A five-year lease with the option to extend for one additional 5-year term from Brookhaven Town was granted to the Davis Park Ferry Company for $64,800 annually in …

The Yaphank Landfill will close by 2024—Brookhaven supervisor Ed Romaine swears by it. Construction debris will be immediately ended, he said, and ash collection will phase out as the landfill …

The Suffolk County Legislature approved an updated list of environmentally sensitive properties to be acquired in each town on Tuesday. Brookhaven Town has 22 parcels. Five are in the Carmans …

The animals at the temporarily closed Holtsville Ecology site enjoyed last month's snow. Click through these photographs by caretaker Kristin Layer above.

Brookhaven Town was hit by a nor’easter earlier this month, leaving a foot of snow in its wake. There have been two more snowfalls since then, including one last week. That winter …

In an effort to support local municipality recycling, the Town of Brookhaven is seeking support for legislation that would allow for alternative uses of recycled glass, including pulverized glass to …

Brookhaven Town Hall suffered an unfortunate pipe burst flooding the third-floor unit call center even making its way down to the main floor lobby. “We had a huge pipe burst over the …

Suffolk County, Brookhaven Town, Patchogue and Bellport Village officials all issued a State of Emergency Sunday in preparation for the impending snowstorm. A winter storm warning remains in …

Supervisor Ed Romaine and his admin- istration have set goals for 2021, including land preservation, BROOKHAVEN waste management, renewable energy and maintaining a taxpayer-friendly budget. …

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