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Fire department drill team disbands, again

In 2021, the Patchogue Fire Department’s 40 Thieves Drill team were calling it a comeback after a 14-year layoff. But just three years later, in 2024, the drill team, which has a rich and …

Parishioners at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Patchogue celebrated the commissioning of their head priest, the Rev. James E. Reiss, as a U.S. Navy chaplain, during a noontime prayer and …

The Center Moriches Methodist Church will be hosting a dedication ceremony for the renovation of their 1800s cemetery. The event will be held on June 22 at 10 a.m. at the cemetery …

Around noon on June 1, in front of the Dunton Inn in East Patchogue, 77-year-old Marine veteran Roger Fonnest walked straight down the middle of South Country Road with his head held high. With …

Colette Crean, 57, of Patchogue, died peacefully on Sunday, May 26, 2024, surrounded by her family. She was a loving wife of 30 years to Gerard James Crean, and mother to Anne (Elizabeth) …

Red, white, and blue lined Main Street in Patchogue as veterans’ groups, emergency vehicles, and community organizations marched in the village’s annual Memorial Day parade, followed by a …

Bellport Village remembered the fallen members of the Armed Forces with its annual Memorial Day parade on Monday. The parade stepped off from the Village Green and made its way up Station Road …

Other than family, there were few things Carl Moodt III cared about more than the South Country School District. Moodt, who died May 20 at age 75, and his wife Sheryl took over the role as team …

The Patchogue Lioness Lions Foundation held its 20th annual Walk for a Guide Dog on Sunday morning and raised about $18,000. The money, which will be donated to the Guide Dog Foundation in …

Patchogue-Medford High School senior Alex Lawrence has been accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colo. Following graduation from Pat-Med, Lawrence …

Power in Heels in Patchogue recently celebrated their seventh annual event, hosted by the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce at The Sunset Harbor Club. A total of three remarkable women were …

Friends of Lakeview Cemeteries will be part of the Great Brookhaven Cleanup on workdays, including May 18 and 19. The Patchogue Hispanic Heritage Parade starts Sunday at noon; arrive early …

A number of veterans’ organizations, fire departments, and community members have plans to remember those who have served. Below is a compiled list to attend a local Memorial Day ceremony on …

Temple Beth El observed Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) on Sunday with an emotional community-wide interfaith service of song and prayer and a talk by Holocaust educator Dr. Bernie Furshpan. …

A number of veterans’ organizations, fire departments, and community members have plans to remember those who have served. Below is a compiled list to attend a local Memorial Day ceremony on …

Equipped with bags and gloves, a group of dedicated volunteers gathered along the banks of East Patchogue’s Swan River to clean up their local waterway. Led by James Bertsch and Tom Kain, …

Patchogue Kiwanis, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of children in the community, is thrilled to announce the launch of the Special Projects Sweepstakes. This charitable …

Power in Heels in Patchogue will be celebrating their seventh annual event, hosted by the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce at The Sunset Harbor Club. A total of three remarkable women will …

If you see LuAnn Thompson, make sure to wish her a happy anniversary. Thompson’s business, Bellport Arts & Framing Studio, turned 20 this month, and it’s a milestone few small …

On Sunday, April 7, Jason Borowski and the Blue Point Civic Association gathered at the property on Kennedy Avenue and Montauk to clean up the area as part of Save the Great South Bay’s Creek …

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