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Honky-tonk at the fire department for Country Music Night

The Medford Fire Department Held a Country Music Night on Saturday, Sept. 17, outside on the fire department grounds. The well-attended event sold approximately 500 tickets. The Center Moriches radio …

Oh, that 1970 Chevrolet custom 10 Fleetside truck. When former Patchogue Fire chief Paul Felice saw the car of his dreams, it was love at first sight. “I had to have it,” said Felice, …

The Patchogue-Medford Athletic Department, the Patchogue-Medford Hall of Fame (PMHOF), and Pat-Med youth football, lacrosse, and cheer invited all active military personnel and veterans to be honored …

Sept. 11 is now known as Patriot Day, when the world mourns and remembers the sacrifices U.S. citizens and service members made on that day, which is indelibly carved into our collective …

The Medford Fire Department held their annual 9/11 ceremony at the Medford Fireman’s Park across the street from the firehouse last Sunday.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, the Patchogue Ambulance Company held a dedication ceremony for two deceased life members. Ambulance company member and retired FDNY firefighter John Poulos was added to the …

Last Sunday, many of our local heroes paid tribute to those who lost, or risked, their lives on that unforgettable day, as the rest of the world mourned. The Bellport Fire Department,South Country …

Whenever something happens with the royal house of Windsor, all of England turns into a small town. What I love most about covering our small towns is exactly the spirit that is fueling the …

A list of 9/11 remembrance ceremonies near you to pay homage. This Sunday, many of our local heroes will be paying tribute to those who lost, or risked, their lives on that unforgettable day, as …

Dr. Donna Jones, superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District, held a security forum for district families on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. via webinar. They discussed various security …

Veteran firefighter Eugene J. Perry, 64, of Patchogue, was recently elected first vice president of the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) at its 150th convention held on Aug. …

Bellport’s undefeated super lightweight, Alex Vargas, better known as “El Toro,” is now part of Suffolk County’s finest as a member of its police department. On Friday, Aug. …

The Medford Fire Department commemorated their centennial anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 13, with a parade starting a 6 p.m. at Route 112 and Tremont Avenue and ending at Route 112 and Peconic Avenue. …

Town of Brookhaven residents voted to pass seven referendums on Aug. 9 for the special-use districts that fund the not-for-profit ambulance companies in the Town of Brookhaven to modify the existing …

There is a quote attributed to Albert Einstein which states, “I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” This …

In 1922, the Tomb of Tutankhamen was discovered by explorers in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, unleashing a wave of Egyptomania that influenced the decadent Art Deco movement, synonymous with the …

Cutchogue resident and Mattituck American Legion Post 861 public information officer Lisa A. Dabrowski found a Purple Heart at a yard sale in Southold. The award belonged to late Army veteran Robert …

The old roof at the Medford VFW 2937 Hall, located at 507 Long Island Avenue in Medford, was recently replaced over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The efforts to restore the roof were led by …

On Tuesday, June 28, the 17-year anniversary of the tragic day of Operation Red Wings, the Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum held its ribbon cutting in West Sayville to a crowd of over …

Each week, reporter and history-lover Mariana Dominguez visits a historical location on the South Shore or attends a local lecture on historical topics. This week, she met with Eric Forsyth, the …

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