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Bay Shore microbrewery gets OK for larger bar

Richard Sobotka, owner of Great South Bay Brewery,

(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Islip’s only microbrewery is getting a larger bar to showcase its frosty beverages.

The Islip Town planning board approved the Great South Bay Brewery’s application for a special permit to operate a larger bar inside its site at 25 Drexel Dr. in Bay Shore.

The board voted 5-1 to approve the permit at its Thursday meeting. Board member Michael Kennedy voted against the application.

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Old Bay Shore self-service laundry now on Superfund list

A former Bay Shore self-service laundry and dry cleaner has been added to the state’s Superfund list of inactive hazardous waste disposal sites.

The Americana Laundromat and Dry Cleaners site at 1572 North 5th Ave. in Bay Shore operated from 1950 to 2000, when it was converted to a drop-off dry cleaners, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

The dry-cleaning...

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Bay Shore St. Patrick's Day parade the perfect cure for 'cabin fever'

First grader Nicholas Spano, 7, plays a leprechaun

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Clad in leprechaun attire with a green goatee and ruby red cheeks, 7-year-old Nicholas Spano waved from his school’s float at thousands of people lining Main Street in Bay Shore.

Crowds packed the sidewalks of Main Street from Islip to Bay Shore for the Bay Shore-Brightwaters 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday.

Nicholas’ mother, Donna, who helped organize the making of...

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Polar Bear Splash hits bitterly cold Bay Shore

AHRC Suffolk hosted its annual Polar Bear Splash

(Credit: Jennifer A. Uihlein)

With spring less than three weeks away, the waters of the Great South Bay were icy, with remnants of winter’s snowfall still resting on the shore.

But the freezing temperatures proved to be no match for the approximately 150 participants of AHRC Suffolk’s annual Polar Bear Splash.  

For Michael Johnson, 25, of Riverhead, Saturday’s event equaled a bucket-list item checked off.

“I’ve...

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