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Sophia Chang

I cover the town of Islip as well as the villages of Brightwaters and Islandia. Whether it's municipal issues, health topics, or bizarre news, I want to help readers understand what's going on in their world from local to global. Please contact me and my colleague Candice Ruud with any relevant article ideas or news tips — we’re always eager for a good story.

Brightwaters mayor appoints new trustee

Joe McDermott was appointed to the Brightwaters Board

Joe McDermott was appointed to the Brightwaters Board of Trustees on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

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Islip considers restrictions on ownership of backyard roosters

Beverly Drummond, pictured Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, has

Beverly Drummond, pictured Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, has complained of a neighbor's roosters and peacocks causing a ruckus and occasionally ending up on her Central Islip property. (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

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