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New chief heads Patchogue Fire Department

After 23 years in the Patchogue Fire Department and serving eight years as a chief, Dave Tierney was happy to pass the reins to the incoming chief, Frank Densing, who started his role this …

With the help of Dr. Christopher Gobler, of Stony Brook University’s Gobler Laboratory, Save The Great South Bay presented its annual State of the Bay address during their Fall Speaker Series. …

Patchogue resident Jake Lipponer, 28, experienced a life-changing moment in the blink of an eye on June 19, 2022, when he was in a single-car accident in Southold. After working multiple double …

When we called Michael Cohen and told him he was an Inspiration Award winner, the reaction was, “Whaaaaaat?!” Cohen has lived with his partner, Bob Raymond, on Thornhedge Road since 2014. …

Some people hone their volunteer instincts early—like 17-year-old Patchogue-Medford High School senior, Emily Volpe. “I was probably 9 when first I started,” said the young …

Habitat for Humanity of Long Island, located at 643 Middle Country Road in Middle Island, brewed up a fundraiser which was as effervescent and refreshing as opening a nice cold one. The organization …

Lighthouse Missionadopts the South Country School District Every year, Lighthouse Mission teams up with the South Country School District’s social workers and hands out thousands of free …

At this jolly time of year, there are a few stressors that come along with all the festivities. For instance, many adults find themselves wanting to express their well-wishes and appreciation for …

Legis. Dominick Thorne teamed up with Angels of Long Island for the 2022 Christmas Miracle Event, which was hosted at the Hagerman Fire Department in East Patchogue. There were 507 …

E Each year, The Long Island Advance recognizes the volunteer work of outstanding local residents and organizations. These are the folks who work diligently and passionately on community and …

Last weekend, Boy Scout Troop 540 laid wreaths on veterans’ graves. Each scout announced the name and then saluted each veteran as the wreaths were placed. The troop has been running a …

For years, the resting place of Revolutionary War hero, Capt. Richard Corwin, has been landlocked. A Town of Brookhaven-owned flag lot entrance to the cemetery on Chapel Avenue in Brookhaven Hamlet …

Boys Scout Troop 540 has been running a sponsorship drive (as opposed to a sale), meaning individuals or businesses will not receive wreaths, but instead sponsor a wreath (or group of wreaths) that …

The Yaphank Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary held their 14th annual Christmas parade and tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 3. The tree lighting directly followed the end of the parade at the gazebo

About the Holiday Greeting Fund We invite our readers to contribute whatever they care to give. Checks are held in an escrow account until after the holidays, and then the money is distributed to …

OEF Company B, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airbourne) Green Beret Medford’s only son to be lost in the Afghanistan War. Staff Sgt. Keith R. Bishop, 28, died on Oct. 26, 2009, when …

If you live in Medford, you might have noticed the terribly rusted age-old shed located behind the newly refreshed and updated VFW Hall 2937, located on Route 112. But you won’t event recognize …

This year, Patchogue held its annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Four Corners on Friday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. The event was hosted by the Patchogue United Veteran Organization, including the …

Veterans Day is the only holiday that celebrates, honors, and recognizes all living veterans, regardless of whether they were combat or non-combat vets, women or men, across all branches of …

Both Lisa Fischer of Medford and Renee Joseph of Wyandanch, are the new co-presidents the Women Marines Association, NY-7. The duo took over after former president StaceyAnn Castro-Tapler moved. The …

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