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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.
The Islandia Village Board unanimously approved a $2.7 million budget for next year at its Tuesday work session meeting.
The budget raises taxes by 72 percent, from 0.94 percent to 1.62 percent. The average owner of a home assessed at $40,000 will see a $22 monthly increase in taxes.
Village Mayor Allan Dorman has blamed the increase in taxes on declining revenue from tax assessments...Read more »
The Long Island Maritime Museum is expanding its volunteer program with a local nonprofit that works with people with intellectual disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injuries.
Participants from the Old Bethpage-based Family Residences and Essential Enterprises program will volunteer at the museum in West Sayville twice a week as part of the museum’s “Collections Care Crew.”
The...Read more »
The New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program will have a public open house in West Islip today for the community to provide input on the program. New York Rising was formed to provide additional rebuilding and revitalization help to areas particularly damaged by superstorm Sandy and other natural disasters.
Residents are encouraged to drop by the open house any time from 5 p.m. to...Read more »