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

Central Operating Lines All Gauge Swap Meet

Mar13

Swap meet. All Gauges of trains are available. Food and beverage available

Where

AMVETS Post 18

141 Carleton Ave.

East Islip, NY

11730-1801

Phone: 631-581-6913

Price

$5

Long Island Ducks vs. York Revolution, Opening Game

Apr22

Opening home game for the 2022 season, Long Island Ducks vs. York Revolution. Ducks Baseball Caps, courtesy of P.C. Richard and Son are available to the first 1,500 fans

Where

Fairfield Properties Ballpark

3 Court House Dr.

Central Islip, NY

11722

Phone: 631-940-DUCK

Price

$16-$17

Long Island Ducks vs. York Revolution

Apr23

Long Island Ducks home game vs. York Revolution. Postgame Fireworks Spectacular on April 23 and Ducks Magnet schedules, courtesy of The QuackerJack Foundation available to the first 1,500 fans on April 24

Where

Fairfield Properties Ballpark

3 Court House Dr.

Central Islip, NY

11722

Phone: 631-940-DUCK

Price

$16-$17

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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
Hauppauge medical-test maker to reopen factory in Malaysia

Chembio Diagnostics Inc. had closed the overseas plant in 2020 to focus on making COVID tests for the U.S. market.

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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
Cops: Man fleeing Hauppauge crash struck, killed by 18-wheeler

Joseph Suozzo, 60, of Jupiter, Florida, was pronounced dead at the scene on Long Island Motor Parkway, Suffolk police said.

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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Interns are coming back as COVID restrictions ease

Employers expect to boost their intern hiring this summer as companies cope with shortages of workers.

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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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Man falls from ninth-floor balcony at Hyatt Regency Long Island, police say

Also Monday, a second man was critically injured when he fell off a 20-foot retaining wall while painting a Nissequogue home, police said.

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Suffolk IDA awards tax breaks to one warehouse but makes no decision on another

The Venture One project in Hauppauge won the IDA's help while the Hartz Mountain project on Spagnoli Road in Melville didn't garner the votes necessary for a decision.

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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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Girl, 13, raped by man she met via Snapchat, Suffolk police say

Police said the man met up with the girl at a playground in Hauppauge, where he raped her.

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Prosecutors: Man sentenced, 2 others plead guilty in sex cases

A Florida man got 12 years in prison for pressuring a Long Island teen to send him sexually explicit photos and two Central Islip men pleaded guilty to sex trafficking a minor at a Suffolk hotel, prosecutors said.

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Ducks closer Tyler Webb not getting many save opportunities

Slow start to season has manager Wally Backman using the former Yankee in non-save situations.

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Shares dive as CPI Aero pulled from NYSE

The stock exchange said the company failed to file timely financial documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Racial demographics rapidly shifting in Long Island schools

Students of color have gone from being the minority to the majority in 32 Long Island districts over the past 20 years, a Newsday analysis found.

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Changing demographics of LI schools
Kelsie Whitmore scores run in game against Ducks

Whitmore has played in seven games and has scored two runs.

Law enforcement sweep results in 116 arrests of alleged gang members, other fugitives, officials say

Operation "Long Island Wave" was the first of its kind on Long Island in 15 years and was carried out ahead of what authorities said is a typical increase in crime during summer months and because of an uptick in shootings, officials said.

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Operation 'Long Island Wave'
Love Story: They met at 16 as Modell's co-workers

We got engaged in 1971, after Ernie surprised me with a ring in my Easter basket.

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