East Islip wins Suffolk Class A softball title in walk-off fashion

Kailyn Block's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning scored Sarah Birner with the winning run in No. 1 East Islip's win over No. 2 Islip. EI, which has won 15 in a row, is 23-1.

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High bacteria levels shut two Suffolk County beaches

West Islip Beach in West Islip and Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore will reopen when further testing reveals that the bacteria have subsided to acceptable levels, according to the county.

Suffolk Police Academy graduates trained with bodycams

The 84 recruits were in the first class to be instructed on how to use the body-worn cameras.

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Suffolk County Police Department and others welcome new members
Suffolk leaders: Don't drive or boat drunk over Memorial Day weekend

Suffolk police will beef up patrols and establish checkpoints across the county to target motorists driving under the influence as well as aggressive and distracted drivers. Authorities will also crack down on those operating boats while intoxicated, officials said.

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Upcoming Events

AMVETS Post 1174 Meeting

Mar8

Post 1174, new members welcome, any veteran with an honorable discharge is eligible, meets every month

Where

Joseph Kovarik Post 1146, American Legion - Bohemia

826 Hubal St.

Bohemia, NY

11716-1902

Phone: 631-589-9670

Price

free

Virtual: Breathe Together

Mar8

Join in once a week to sit still and practice the kind of deep breathing that fosters calm, well-being, and can improve health, cardholders only, limited space, register for a Zoom link

Where

Connetquot Public Library

760 Ocean Ave.

Bohemia, NY

11716

Phone: (631) 567-5079

Price

Free

Sayville Bohemia Homemakes

Mar9

Come for crafts, classes, lunch, community services projects, and conversation, ladies can come and check it out before committing to joining

Where

Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center

39 Montauk Hwy.

Blue Point, NY

11715-1111

Price

Free trial, $20 yearly membership

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Suffolk Police beef up patrols for the holiday weekend
Blue Angels touch down on LI for Bethpage Air Show

The Blue Angels and other air performers gave the crowd at Republic Airport in Farmingdale a taste of what's coming this weekend at the Bethpage Air Show.

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600 miles per hour, 18 inches apart
An Islip nonprofit is teaching students to be stewards of the environment

The nonprofit Keep Islip Clean's junior commissioner program is looking to revive student interest in the program, coordinators said.

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Island Empanada and Blue Point Brewing Co. to host Ukraine benefits
The Six Juice Market, a new juicery, opens in Sayville2m read2m read
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Mikaela Mooney, Felicia Giglio help Bayport-Blue Point girls lacrosse take Suffolk C championship

Phantoms' Felicia Giglio had seven saves and Mikaela Mooney had four goals.

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Suffolk Class C girls lacrosse final: Bayport-Blue Point vs. Shoreham-Wading River
LI school officials reassure parents, staff in wake of Texas massacre

They told parents and students that there were no imminent threats in their communities, according to police, and that counselors were available to talk. 

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Brentwood High grad launches youth advisory board

"There's such a narrative that drives Brentwood, where some people view it as a war zone, which is ridiculous," said advisory board founder Ahmad Perez. "We're a thriving community. And we refuse to let our voices be unheard." 

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3 candidates vie for 2 Saltaire Village trustee seats

Saltaire voters will choose two trustees in Friday's village election, while a current trustee faces no competition in his bid for mayor.

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Suffolk boys tennis small school championship

See the scenes from Tuesday's event.

Ray Hidaka wins deciding match as Shoreham-Wading River boys tennis takes Suffolk title

Shoreham beat No. 1 Bayport-Blue Point , which beat the Wildcats twice during the regular season.

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Two women killed in separate hit-and-runs 15 minutes apart
Two women killed in separate hit-runs in Suffolk, police say

The crashes occurred within about 15 minutes of one another, in Hauppauge and West Islip, police said. One of the victims was the mother of five children.

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Living in Long Island's seaports: Sayville, Sag Harbor and Greenport

Sailboat-dotted bays, shoreline sunsets and raw bars within walking distance of home.

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O'beehave opens in Islip, carrying organic, cruelty-free hair and body products

The shop sells natural botanical, organic and cruelty-free hair and body products — and asks you to bring your own bottle.

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20+ things to do this Memorial Day weekend on Long Island

Here are more than 20 ways to get started this holiday weekend.

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Sayville vs. Mount Sinai

See the scenes from Thursday's playoff matchup.

Jameson Smith's five goals spark Bayport-Blue Point boys lacrosse to Suffolk Class C quarterfinal win

Third-seeded Phantoms have won seven straight.

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Catherine Meyers pitches 1-hitter as Sayville softball wins playoff opener

Giovanna Calicchio had three hits and an RBI in victory over Mount Sinai.

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Residents speak at hearing on eminent domain plan to seize Ronkonkoma bus company for Hub project

The Brookhaven Town Industrial Development Agency board will vote in a month or more on a proposal to seize a bus company by eminent domain to clear the path for part of the $750 million Ronkonkoma Hub project.

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Long Island school budgets up for vote today: Most under tax cap, two call for overrides

Eighteen Long Island school districts have frozen tax rates, and four are calling for cuts. New Suffolk and Wainscott on the East End are seeking to pierce the tax cap.

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Here's what to know about Tuesday's school budget elections
Ronkonkoma bus company resists town's attempt to seize property

The North Fork Express charter bus depot is being sought for the Ronkonkoma Hub development.

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Heart attack victim in Florida airport revived by fellow Long Islanders

Scott Williams of Holbrook got to thank his "three angels" who saved him last month during a meeting at the LIRR's Ronkonkoma station Friday.

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Heart attack victim in Florida revived by fellow Long Islanders
LI group recognizes benefits of $2.8 billion Midway Crossing Ronkonkoma project

The Long Island Regional Planning Council on Thursday voted to name Midway Crossing a project of regional significance. The designation is expected to help raise funds from public and private sources, officials said.

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Major LIRR schedule changes rolling out this month

The changes take effect May 23. Others are happening this weekend.

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Smithtown East vs. Connetquot

Scenes from a Suffolk baseball game between Smithtown East and host Connetquot on Monday.

Nolan Britt helps Connetquot clinch third straight league title

Comes on in relief in sixth to shutdown Smithtown East

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Political, advocacy groups put their imprint on LI school board races
Long Island school board elections get 'nasty'

Political and advocacy groups increasingly have been injecting themselves into traditionally nonpartisan school board elections on Long Island, endorsing candidates, assisting in campaigns and inflaming divisions ahead of the May 17 vote.

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