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A second branch of Toast Coffeehouse, a Port Jefferson staple, has opened in downtown Patchogue.

The new spot offers a similar menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner fare. But the Patchogue establishment also prepares dishes such as chicken with waffles, an eggs Benedict-enriched burger, and poached eggs with sausage gravy and house-made biscuits. Toast Coffeehouse also serves breakfast burritos, omelets, oatmeal; sandwiches, wraps and salads; cheese and chocolate fondues; and main courses such as seared salmon and braised short ribs.

Toast Coffeehouse in Patchogue is at 46 E. Main St. The Port Jefferson location, open since 2002, is 242 E. Main St. For more information, go to




Brookhaven officials have launched a monthlong drive to collect clothing for needy children and adults.

The campaign, which began Jan. 11 and continues through Feb. 12, aims to collect coats, scarves, hats and gloves. Clothes may be dropped off at these locations:

Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville;

Highway Department, 1140 Old Town Rd., Coram;

Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center, 39 Montauk Hwy., Blue Point;

New Village Recreation Center, 20 Wireless Rd., Centereach;

Rose Caracappa Senior Center, 739 Route 25A, Mount Sinai.

“Winter is here and many of our neighbors in need don’t have proper clothing to keep warm,” Supervisor Edward P. Romaine said in a statement. “I commend our Youth Bureau for organizing the coat drive and encourage residents to go through their closets and make a donation to this worthy cause.”

For information, call 631-451-8696 or 631-451-8011.




Portraits of dogs that have stayed at the town’s animal shelter will be showcased in an exhibit at the Port Washington Public Library.

The exhibit highlights the photography of shelter volunteer Maggie T. Mills. Mills works with the shelter’s nonprofit partner, The Shelter Connection.

The exhibit is called “Unleashed” and will feature dogs that currently live at the shelter in Port Washington, or had lived there in the past.

The exhibit runs through Jan. 31 and is at the library’s Martin Vogel Photography Gallery.




A Long Island doctor who heads a program that treats first responders with illnesses related to the World Trade Center site cleanup has been tapped to serve in an advisory role for a state firefighters association.

Dr. Jacqueline Moline, a specialist in occupational medicine who has had offices in New Hyde Park and Saint James, was appointed by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York to chair its new health and wellness committee, the group said in a news release. The association represents 92,000 volunteer firefighters statewide.

FASNY president Robert McConville, a Selden fire commissioner, said the committee will focus on health issues such as cancer, heart disease and mental health and how they affect firefighters.

“We are honored to have Dr. Jacqueline Moline helm this extremely important committee and are thrilled that she will be providing her expertise and sharing her experience and wisdom in our quest for healthy firefighters,”McConville said in a statement.

Moline is director of Northwell Health’s Queens World Trade Center Health Program, which provides medical monitoring and treatment for illnesses related to the World Trade Center cleanup. She also chairs the Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention at Northwell’s North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.

Moline previously was the director of the Clinical Center of Excellence within the World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. She left that position in 2010.


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