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

Game Day

Mar4

The library will provide the space, tables, chairs and a variety of games, meet friends here or make new ones, held weekly on Fridays

Where

Smithtown Library Smithtown Branch

1 N. Country Rd.

Smithtown, NY

11787-2142

Phone: 631-360-2480

Price

Free

Online: Chair Yoga

Mar4

Chair yoga session facilitated by Marianne Bochilo, meeting ID is 880 3719 4938, passcode is 055214

Where

Oceanside Library

30 Davison Ave.

Oceanside, NY

11572

Phone: 516-766-2360

Price

Free

Online: Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program

Mar4

Speak with a volunteer counselor to get answers to your questions about Medicare, Medigap and Medicare Drug Plans and Part D, fill out the form and you will be contacted by a counselor, register for a 30-minute appointment

Where

Middle Country Public Library

101 Eastwood Blvd.

Centereach, NY

11720-2733

Phone: 631-585-9393

Price

Free

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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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Island Empanada and Blue Point Brewing Co. to host Ukraine benefits
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kelsie Whitmore is in a league of her own
Brentwood MS-13 member pleads guilty to murders of three LI men, feds say

Jhonny Contreras admitted in federal district to taking part in the three killings as part of what law enforcement officials said was a "twisted desire to increase his status within the MS-13 gang."

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