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

America's Boating Course

Mar12

Learn basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway and how to recognize and handle hazards, a permanent certificate will be issued, held for 2 days, second class will be held on March 15 at 7 p.m., masks are required, register

Where

Long Island Maritime Museum

88 West Ave.

West Sayville, NY

11796

Phone: 631-854-4974

Price

$75

Sweetwater African Violet Society Holds Annual Show and Plant Sale

Mar26

Sweetwater African Violet Society is resuming its annual judged plant show and sale. This is the 45th show, called "Back and Bursting with Blooms to Celebrate the Music of Peter, Paul and Mary," held by the Sweetwater African Violet Society. Sweetwater meets monthly in the firehouse auditorium from September to June on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:30 to 9. New members and visitors are welcome

Where

West Sayville Fire Department

80 Main St.

West Sayville, NY

11796

Phone: 631-567-9464

Price

Free

Website
wsfd.com
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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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Island Empanada and Blue Point Brewing Co. to host Ukraine benefits
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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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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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School Notebook: Students tapped at mock-government conference

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

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In LI school board races, candidates endorsed by teacher unions fared well 

The elections marked widespread victories for candidates endorsed by local teacher unions, and numerous losses for those groups that backed candidates critical of the ways race, gender and history are taught.

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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
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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PSAA baseball final: LI Lutheran vs. Portledge

See the scenes from LI Lutheran's championship victory.

21-year-old opens Eastbound Trading Company in West Sayville 

The name is a nod to his childhood family vacations.

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Jack Coan agrees to deal with Colts as undrafted free agent

Former Sayville star QB who played at Wisconsin and Notre Dame will compete to be Matt Ryan's backup.

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Meyers, Meyer get Sayville past Kings Park

Catherine Meyers pitches shutout and Kate Meyer hits two-RBI double.

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Softball photos: Sayville vs. Kings Park

Sayville took sole possession of first place in Suffolk League V softball

Islip Town paves way for Starbucks in West Sayville 

By a 5-0 vote, the board approved a rezoning proposal for the site of a former bank on Montauk Highway, clearing the way for a Starbucks drive-thru that some residents had opposed over traffic and overcrowding concerns.

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