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Suspects sought in 10 deception larcenies in commercial parking lots in Suffolk County
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Suffolk County Police detectives are investigating a pattern of deception larcenies during which at least four people are targeting and stealing from women in retail parking lots since last month. A woman was in the parking lot of Costco, located at 10 Garet Place in Commack, on August 10 at 3:25 p.m. when she was approached by a man who asked for...
Local filmmaker creates love letter to Sound Beach
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By Aidan Johnson Dozens of Sound Beach residents learned much more about their community on Monday, Aug. 8, during a second screening of the new local film, “The History Upon Our Shores: Sound Beach, NY,” at the Heritage Center in Mount Sinai. The well-received premiere was shown on June 10 at the same venue. The film, produced and directed by...
First Catholic church in Brooklyn celebrates 200th anniversary
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There were no bridges connecting the two shores of the East River. Brooklyn was just a village, still municipally part of Long Island, which had no established Catholic church to call its own.
Photo of the Week
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SUNSET SPLENDOR Elisa Hendrey of Sound Beach submitted this gorgeous photo taken at the end of July. She writes, ‘Cars were pulling up along the shore of Mt. Sinai Harbor to take photos or simply gaze at what seems to have been one of the most stunning sunsets this summer. I had seen clouds earlier in the day and made a mental note that they...
Lee Zeldin blasts ‘Biden Democrat’ Kathy Hochul for supporting Inflation Reduction Act
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Thirteen Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Suffolk County
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Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. Gregson Pigott announced Aug. 12 that 13 mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected 8/9/22  from Bohemia (1), Copiague (2), West Babylon (2), Port Jeff Sta (1), Selden (1), and 8/10/22 from  Islip (1), Brentwood (1)  BayShore(1)  and...
Suffolk PD 6th Precinct holds monthly community meeting
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By Aidan Johnson Suffolk County Police Department’s 6th Precinct held its monthly community meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the precinct’s headquarters in Selden, addressing a number of pressing public safety concerns.  The meeting was hosted by Deputy Inspector Eric D’Agostino, who discussed the crime statistics of the towns within the 6th...
Businesswoman opening Central Islip insurance agency
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TBR News Media Police Blotter for issue of August 11, 2022
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The following incidents have been reported by Suffolk County Police: Commack ■ A shoplifter was reported at Target located on Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack on Aug. 4. A person allegedly stole a variety of trading cards valued at $110. Dix Hills ■ Kings Landscaping of Huntington reported that an unknown person stole a lawnmower valued at...
Amid heat wave, Suffolk water authority asks residents to conserve water
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In late July, amid some of the hottest weeks of the year, the Suffolk County Water Authority put out a statement urging residents to conserve water. “With continued hot and dry weather leading to excessive early morning water use that is pushing water infrastructure to its limits, the Suffolk County Water Authority is urging residents to...
Editorial: Fire safety doesn’t end while on vacation
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When we are on vacation, the last thing on our minds is a fire. Unfortunately, tragedy can strike even during well-deserved time off. Recently, a fire broke out in the home that a Maryland family was renting in Noyac while on vacation. Although the parents and their son were able to escape, their two daughters, 19 and 21, were unable to get out.
Suffolk County fire marshals share steps to increase vacation safety
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After a tragic fire broke out in Noyac, the tragedy sheds light on fire safety precautions people should consider before unpacking their bags in an unfamiliar room or home and in general. When the Noyac fire broke out, a family of five from Maryland was on vacation, renting a single-family home. The Aug. 3 fire, in the early morning hours, claimed...
Montauk, the Development Boom and Entrenched Family Businesses
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In Montauk, millennials are taking over their parents’ restaurants, hotels and shops to preserve a bit of tradition.
Making Democracy Work: Can we reach more voters in 2022?
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By Nancy Marr Did you know that almost half of America doesn’t vote, even in presidential elections? Elections for state and county officials, school board members, and fire department members have even fewer voters.  Our primaries that are scheduled for August 23 will be open only to those registered in a party, and even those may not vote. The...
Shaving space
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As employees continue to work remotely, companies look to reduce their real estate footprint
Figliola, LaLota face off in virtual GOP debate for NY CD1
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Two candidates took to the virtual debate stage on Monday, Aug. 8, as the Republican primary contest for New York’s 1st Congressional District ramps up to succeed Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY1), who is a state gubernatorial candidate. Hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island, and the North Fork, declared Republican...
Zeldin, public officials push veteran peer support legislation
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At the site of the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Memorial in Rocky Point Aug. 5, veterans, public officials and community members joined U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY1), the Republican nominee in this year’s New York gubernatorial contest, to champion legislation that would expand peer-to-peer veteran support services nationwide. The Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans...
Sweet victory: Smithtown youth softball team celebrates state championship
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By Steven Zaitz When you are 10 or 11, and you’re on a team that has accomplished something that no other Smithtown little league squad ever has, life is as sweet as — Krispy Kreme? The Smithtown 11 and under girls softball team, which is part of the larger St. James/Smithtown Little League family, traveled up to Rochester in late July to win...
Cantor: Recession? You will know it when you feel it
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Pretty much all the jobs lost when COVID-19 forced a government shutdown of the domestic economy have returned. However, that is where the good news ends.
Times … and dates: August 11 to August 18, 2022
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Thursday August 11 Huntington Walking Tour   The Huntington Historical Society will host a Centers of Controversy guided walking tour from 6 to 9 p.m. Visits sites in central Huntington that gave rise over the centuries to scandals, lawsuits, and other controversies. Tour ends at Six Harbors Brewing Company. Tickets are $25, $20 members (drinks...
Kids Korner: August 11 to August 18, 2022
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PROGRAMS Summer Drop-In Workshop Join the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington for a Summer Drop-In Workshop on Aug. 11 and Aug. 18 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Create fun works of art in a variety of materials inspired by artwork in the Museum’s Collection and exhibitions. Each week’s project will be exciting and different. Programs...
This is the wrong time for congestion pricing
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Like an out-of-control train hurtling down the track, the MTA’s congestion pricing plan is deliberately blowing past all the stop signals.
Time capsule ceremony held at Walt Whitman Birthplace
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By Heidi Sutton Walt Whitman Birthplace Association State Historic Site in Huntington Station hosted a time capsule ceremony on Aug. 5 in honor of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday. Conducted by the WWBA’s board of trustees and WWBA Executive Director Cynthia Shor, the historic event was attended by many public officials on state, county and town...
‘Dirty Dancing’ returns to select theaters nationwide
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The iconic summer romance between Baby and Johnny returns to the big screen when Dirty Dancing hits select theaters nationwide on Sunday, Aug. 14 and Wednesday, Aug. 17 for a special 35th anniversary presentation courtesy of Fathom Events and Lionsgate. Loved by generations of fans, this cinematic treasure has inspired multiple films, a stage...
Mount Sinai man killed in motor vehicle crash
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Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a man in Coram on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Preston Pavlo was driving a 2020 Nissan Altima southbound on County Road 83 when the vehicle struck the rear of an unoccupied tow truck that was parked in the left lane just south of Mooney Pond Road at approximately...
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