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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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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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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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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Brightwaters man's problems with PSEG WorryFree 's heating and cooling system
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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Long Island Christians weigh in on Roe v. Wade
On abortion issue and Roe, beliefs of LI Christians mirror U.S.

Christian Long Islanders are as divided on the hot-button abortion issue as most of the country. Between the extremes — no abortion at all or abortion with no restrictions — there is nuance among Christians on the island. 

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For these LI moms, 'just breastfeed' not the solution to infant formula shortage

Even for parents who want to breastfeed, it may not be an option, due to issues ranging from medical conditions to lack of milk supply.

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Asking the Clergy: What is your favorite blessing?

Sharing stories of graces bestowed by rainbows and family members.

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School Notebook: Students tapped at mock-government conference

'The William Floyd Youth & Government program continues to be the gold standard.'

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Edie Falco to play Pete Davidson's mom in streaming series

Peacock series "Bupkis" will be a fictionalized version of Davidson's life.

CHSAA boys volleyball final: Chaminade vs. St. John the Baptist

Scenes from the CHSAA boys volleyball final between Chaminade and St. John the Baptist at St. Dominic on Monday.

Unbeaten Chaminade repeats as CHSAA boys volleyball champion

Ryan Farrell and Logan Iacobazzi led the Flyers, who did not drop a set for the second season in a row.

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Global supply chain 'a disaster' for Long Island pavement firm

Local business owners said they have been hampered by shipping delays at the Port of New York and New Jersey. The backups have slowed the arrival of key ingredients for products, cutting into businesses' bottom lines. 

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Maggie Miller, Megan Wegel lead North Babylon over West Islip

Megan Wegel's hitting backs Maggie Miller's strong start.

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Good Samaritan Hospital breaks ground on $500M expansion

The 300,000-square-foot addition will include an upgraded emergency department, 16 operating rooms, an enhanced surgical suite and three floors of private patient rooms.

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Long Island 'Voice' finalist Bella DeNapoli drops first album

Top 20 finalist Bella DeNapoli has dropped her debut album, "Three Letters."

Four LI hospitals get 'A' rating by nonprofit watchdog

St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center, Mather Hospital, North Shore University Hospital and NYU Langone Hospital–Long Island each got the top score from the Washington, D.C.-based Leapfrog Group.

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Bellone: Suffolk marathon, other runs set for October to support LI vets

Proceeds from the 2021 Suffolk marathon will support local veterans organizations, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said.

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