PATCHOGUE VILLAGE

Help them pave the way!

In celebration of the almost completed Medford Library branch, the library will be hosting a brick paver fundraiser, made possible through The Friends of the Library. Though the details of the …

The original ‘American Idol’ and former Patchogue resident

“I was born when gods walked the earth—rock gods, that is. Two months after James Dean, the original rebel without a cause, died, I came to life,” wrote British-American singer, …

Condominiums connect to sewer system

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, Legis. Dominick Thorne participated in a press conference that was held with all levels of government to announce work that will be done to connect the Blue Point Harbour …
Bellport Village

Bellport Girl Scout troop earns filmmaking badge

These aren’t your mother’s Girl Scout badges! In keeping with the rapid changes in the digital age, the Girl Scouts have developed innovative new badges to spark the imagination of …

Escape the post-holiday doldrums with a trip to see a live show at local venues, the Patchogue Theatre or the Gateway Playhouse

We just survived “Blue Monday,” the third Monday in January, which is purported to be the gloomiest day of the year by British travel company Sky Travel. While this stat is unverifiable …
SPORTS

Four All-State players for Bellport

The Bellport varsity football team is celebrating another win with four All-State players. Both Jason Hunt and Donte Phillips won 1st Team All-State, Luis Rodriguez took home 2nd Team All-State and …

Au Paw’s loving caretaker of dogs and cats

Dachshunds Enzo and Louie just about leaped into Joe Varsalona’s arms when he opened the door to their Bellport home. Their moves included a prancing happy dance, then a run around the main …
Bellport

‘The Wedding Singer’ epitomizes the ‘80s, chasing those winter blues

Douglas Goodhart, who stars as the beloved Adam Sandler lead, Robbie, in The Gateway’s “The Wedding Singer, The Musical Comedy,” was a wedding singer in real life. “I used to …

It’s cold outside, and they need coats, hats and gloves

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 …

South Country Library launches Small Business Discount Program

In an effort to encourage members of the community to experience all their library has to offer, while also incentivizing shopping locally—and supporting small businesses—the South …
THE LONG ISLAND ADVANCE SPORTS

Bellport High School graduate and professional basketball player, Rich Brown, founds program

Sometimes, the best mentors are those who have overcome their own struggles and are now equipped to guide the next generation in avoiding some of the same pitfalls that they themselves narrowly …
ARTS
‘Rumrunning in Suffolk County’
This past week, I attended the Sayville Library’s Zoom presentation of “Rumrunning in Suffolk County: Tales from Liquor …
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The Furniture Hospital in Patchogue continues breathing new life into old furniture
Upholstery is a skilled craft which has been practiced by artisans since the Middle Ages. The catalyst for this emergence was when in …
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Offering celebrity museum tours in the comfort of your home
The day the Long Island Advance contacted Medford resident Sal St. George, he’d already secured The Oz Museum in Wamego, Kan., …
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SPORTS
Pat-Med cheerleading heads to competition at Disney
For the first time in over 20 years, the Patchogue-Medford varsity cheerleading team has been invited to High School Nationals at …
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BBP basketball triumphs!
The Anthony Parlato Tournament, named after the former vice president of the Moriches Community Center, was hosted by Center Moriches …
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Soccer field to be installed this spring
After years of community requests to install a soccer field within the Village of Patchogue, trustees Joseph Keyes and the Parks …
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Brookhaven News
Republican candidate Kevin LaValle wins over Democratic candidate Lisa Di Santo at 6,396 votes to 4,940 votes, respectively, according to brookhavenrepublicans.com as of early Wednesday morning, in …
Dean Murray is the former Republican member of the New York State Assembly, representing the Third District, from 2010 to 2013, and again from 2015 to 2019. The district includes portions of the town …
In ancient Roman myth, Janus is the liminal god of the Roman pantheon, symbolically presiding over beginnings, gateways, transitions, time, and duality. He is typically depicted as having two faces, …
Suffolk News
The Smith Point Bridge Replacement Project held a Construction Awareness Information Session on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m., in the William Floyd High School auditorium, located at 240 Mastic Beach …
On Wednesday, Jan. 11, a joint press conference was held with the Suffolk County Police Department and local politicians regarding stricter penalties for illegal ATV (all-terrain vehicle) use in …
With the help of Dr. Christopher Gobler, of Stony Brook University’s Gobler Laboratory, Save The Great South Bay presented its annual State of the Bay address during their Fall Speaker Series. …
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