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New American Legion post commander

After serving for five years, American Legion Post 269 commander Jon Ralph plans to step down, handing the reins to first vice commander Richard Wahl. “I am very happy to be commander of the …

The Medford VFW did not host their annual Memorial Day parade this year; instead, Vietnam Air Force veteran and VFW member Walter Maresco walked Route 112 from Tremont Elementary School north to the …

The American Legion Post 269 was joined by the local Amvets and VFW in placing over 500 flags on local graves last weekend. The effort began at 10 a.m. in Cedar Grove, then made its way to Lakeview …

On May 30, dozens of Patchogue-Medford residents lined up along Main Street in Patchogue for the annual Memorial Day parade. Sitting in lawn chairs, they cheered along members of the armed forces as …

Bellport residents, children, and even their dogs lined up from Bellport Lane near Bell Street, all the way to Woodland Cemetery, to watch the Bellport Village Memorial Day parade on the morning of …

On Sunday, May 28, the Cedar Grove Cemetery Association will be dedicating a new military headstone in honor of a World War I hero and son of Patchogue, Pvt. First Class Lewis H. Swezey. Assigned to …

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, a number of veterans’ organizations, fire departments, and community members have plans to remember those who have served.   Blue Point The Blue …

The United Veterans Organization, including local American Legion Post 269, VFW Post 2913 and Amvets Post 111, will be hosting their annual Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 30. The …

Memorial Day has often been a tough sell for me with “happy” in front of it. The observance of Memorial Day traces its roots to Decoration Day, which started when family members and the …

With her effervescent, energetic, and enunciated persona, Annie Manildoo is a must-see performer. She is a fixture at the Shabby Tabby Cat Café in Sayville, where patrons have traveled as …

The Bellport Fire Department and South Country Ambulance, spearheaded by Bellport resident and veteran Glenn O’Connell, initiated a medical collection for Ukraine that resulted in two pickup …

An exciting new development for Bayport-Blue Point Youth Cheerleading is underway from coach Brittney Parrott. This will be the first year that youth cheerleaders will be able to participate in …

A sure sign of spring is the myriad of car washes at the Geoghan Insurance building at 870 Montauk Highway. For over 25 years, the Geoghan family has humbly and happily served the community by …

Journalist Linda Leuzzi was recognized last week at Bayport-Blue Point’s Library Board meeting for her detailed, continuing stories about the library’s plans to move from its former Blue …

We asked our readers to let us know what they admire most about the nurses in their lives who serve our community. Here are the responses: Karen Edmondson of East Patchogue, school nurse at …

Karissa O’Brien, RN,Unit 2 North/South As a nurse on one of Long Island Community Hospital’s busiest units, O’Brien’s co-workers praise her for her enthusiasm and …

This Sunday, April 24, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Patchogue Fire Department will host an open house event for all Patchogue community members. The event, which will feature live training …

SCPD Canine Dies From Sudden Illness Dallas V served the residents of Suffolk for more than 5 years The Suffolk County Police Department is mourning the loss of active duty canine Dallas V, a …

In a fantastic comeback win from behind, the Suffolk County Lawmen softball team overcame the Nassau County Lawmen, 39-37, in the Battle of the Badges at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank. The Suffolk …

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