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Bellport teen’s food drive feeds families in need

With the unemployment rate climbing and some conventional assistance avenues closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are in need of help finding food and other necessary products. …

There has been a major outpouring of support for medical workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, from parades to gifts and donated meals. Two fundraisers out of Bellport have donated over $10,000 in …

What started as a sewing hobby for 12-year-old Madison Eddington has turned into a family affair of distrib- uting face masks to the community. For about a month, Madison has been spending her …

“Steve Burton is the kind of guy who knows how to get things done,” said Greater Sayville Civic president Christine Sarni. Burton, a Sayville resident, is civic’s second vice …

Local fire and EMS departments came out to show support last week for the nurses, doctors, and staff at Long Island Community Hospital, who have been on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 …

VFW 2913 and Suffolk County Cmdr. Dave Rogers have successfully continued his Coffee with a Vet program virtually amid the coronavirus crisis, which has forced people into home isolation. The …

Patchogue resident Jacqueline Routh was teaching her son about the impor- tance of supporting local food banks, which help people in need get essential items. His response: “How …

The Greater Patchogue COAD, Community Organizations Active in Disaster, organization has officially activated for the first real crisis since forming in response to Superstorm Sandy. In addition to …

During this time, VFW post commander and Suffolk County commander Dave Rogers said he wants to ensure veterans that services are still running, there are just some changes in how we are bringing …

The model is $14 per meal, plus your grandma eats free. He is also donating 25 percent of his proceeds to Island Harvest, the rest goes towards making more meals.

The average American family spends about $919 on its prom-goers, according to a Visa survey. The average cost of the dress alone: $100 to $600. To help teens and their families with some of those …

Power in Heels, the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce’s annual networking event, will honor four notable local women during the third annual luncheon scheduled for today, March 5, at …

Recently Supervisor Ed Romaine was at the Brookhaven Town Animal Shelter and Adoption Center to accept a donation of $800 from 10-year-old Isabelle Grucci-Peterson. The money was collected by …

Suffolk County officially announced on Tuesday its new Veterans Resource Guide: a compiled document of resources throughout the county for veterans. The guide is available in print and online from …

Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced World War II Veteran William Schlosser of East Patchogue as his guest to the president’s State of the Union Address on February 4, …

In addition to being a mother of four, with three under the age of 2, Patchogue Village resident and master dance teacher Angela Raymond is seeking to make the world — starting with Patchogue …

Five days a week at 10 outreach posts throughout Suffolk County, Lighthouse Mission of Bellport serves hundreds of people by providing them with food, groceries, clothing and prayer. Last year …

Photos from our award ceremony honoring the Man & Woman of the Year.   Learn more about Man of the Year Keith Caputo. Learn more about Woman of the Year Kathy Fallon.

The volunteer bug bit Kathy Fallon after a lifetime of watching her Ukrainian parents do the same within their church services while she was a child growing up in New Jersey.  It wasn’t …

If Center Moriches had a celebrity, it would be Keith Caputo. Known as “The Mayor” or “Coach Keith,” Caputo is recognized as one of the strongest forces for good in the …

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