Patchogue News

The Greater Patchogue COAD added $4,000 to the COVID-19 donations for a total of $10,000 in grant funds available earlier this month. The local chapter of COAD collected the additional $6,000 in …

Patchogue Village clerk Patti Seal started in village government as a trustee in 2004, and then was sworn in as village clerk in 2005. She received the New York State Village Clerk of the Year in …
A slice of Gino’s pizza and an ice-cold beer from Blue Point Brewing Co. was just what the mayor of Patchogue needed after a long few months of quarantine; he celebrated with such on the …
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts has hired Michele Rizzo-Berg to step in as new director and lead the way through this pandemic time. Rizzo-Berg served as center director for 15 years at the …
Rev. Dwight Lee Wolter’s new book, “Loneliness Book of World Records,” offers a creative way of looking at lone- liness, especially in this pandemic. As he writes, it can …
Bellport News

Wait! The 59-by-47 painting in the front of the gallery looks familiar. “We have three paintings in this exhib- it where the artist references classical artwork,” said Marquee …

Remember Joe Forbrich, the Bellport High School and Playcrafters grad who was an understudy in the 2013 play, “Lucky Guy,” about journalist and Bellporter Mike McAlary? That hit …
Small businesses and restaurants have voiced a lack of fairness under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mandate for nones- sential businesses to not be open while the state and the nation continue to …
Bellport village has set a late-June opening for Ho Hum Beach, a delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The opening is scheduled for the weekend of June 27-28, and reopening full-time on July …
The north parking lot at The Gateway was empty, but executive artistic director Paul Allan was measuring details, like how many cars could be serviced for a movie drive-in. The projector would …
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The 2020-2021 Patchogue-Medford School Budget was approved by the voters of the district by a vote of 4,042 yes votes to 2,181 no votes. This year’s numbers were overwhelming compared to …
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the education sector was one of the most impacted in the country and New York State. As schools and state officials position themselves toward the fall semester, Gov. …
Food & Drink
Restaurant owners rallying to open sooner
UPDATE: Wednesday, June 3  It was announced shortly after this story was published that outdoor dining has been approved for …
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Two fundraisers, more than $10k for restaurants and hospital workers
There has been a major outpouring of support for medical workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, from parades to gifts and donated …
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Local farms ready to serve the public
Deer Run Farms By 9:15 a.m. last Thursday, Valerie Nolan was busy taking phone orders. “We had 50 phone orders …
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The bars come to you in this virtual bar crawl
Let the bars crawl to you Abby Gruppuso, head of operations at the Better Man Distilling Co. was delivering an order one night when …
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Better Man Distilling Co. switches from spirits to sanitizer
The Better Man Distilling Co. in Patchogue is switching their normal operations of producing gin and vodka to producing hand …
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Brookhaven News
BROOKHAVEN TOWN

Brookhaven creates small business recovery task force

The Town of Brookhaven has established a Small Business Recovery Task Force to help local businesses navigate reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative was born out of frustration with …
BROOKHAVEN TOWN

Brookhaven clerk sees increase in death certificates

“It has really been tough,” said long- time Town of Brookhaven clerk Donna Lent, expressing the state of her employees, both physically and mentally. In addition to the increase of …
BROOKHAVEN TOWN

Brookhaven beaches open Memorial Day Weekend to residents only

Brookhaven Town will open four major beaches for Memorial Day weekend.  Access to the beaches will be limited to Town residents only, with parking reduced by 50% to ensure social distancing at …
Suffolk News
BAYPORT-BLUE POINT

$250K grant approved for Bayport-Blue Point Library wastewater system

The Suffolk County Legisla- ture approved a $250,000 grant to the Bayport-Blue Point Library to build an advance wastewater treatment system that will reduce nitrogen load- ing into the local …
BELLPORT

Local nonprofit talks unity in the community

It didn’t start with a peaceful assembly, nor will it end there, but it was a glimpse of what is possible in the Bellport community: unity. “We’re going to come [together] as …
NY's FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Three Democrats seek nomination to face Zeldin

With New York’s First Congressional District up for grabs again this November, Democrats will vote to select their nominee to face off against Lee Zeldin when November comes around. …