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Town of Brookhaven residents voted to pass seven referendums on Aug. 9 for the special-use districts that fund the not-for-profit ambulance companies in the Town of Brookhaven to modify the existing …

There is a quote attributed to Albert Einstein which states, “I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” This …

In 1922, the Tomb of Tutankhamen was discovered by explorers in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, unleashing a wave of Egyptomania that influenced the decadent Art Deco movement, synonymous with the …

Cutchogue resident and Mattituck American Legion Post 861 public information officer Lisa A. Dabrowski found a Purple Heart at a yard sale in Southold. The award belonged to late Army veteran Robert …

The old roof at the Medford VFW 2937 Hall, located at 507 Long Island Avenue in Medford, was recently replaced over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The efforts to restore the roof were led by …

On Tuesday, June 28, the 17-year anniversary of the tragic day of Operation Red Wings, the Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy Navy SEAL Museum held its ribbon cutting in West Sayville to a crowd of over …

Each week, reporter and history-lover Mariana Dominguez visits a historical location on the South Shore or attends a local lecture on historical topics. This week, she met with Eric Forsyth, the …

After serving for five years, American Legion Post 269 commander Jon Ralph plans to step down, handing the reins to first vice commander Richard Wahl. “I am very happy to be commander of the …

The Medford VFW did not host their annual Memorial Day parade this year; instead, Vietnam Air Force veteran and VFW member Walter Maresco walked Route 112 from Tremont Elementary School north to the …

The American Legion Post 269 was joined by the local Amvets and VFW in placing over 500 flags on local graves last weekend. The effort began at 10 a.m. in Cedar Grove, then made its way to Lakeview …

On May 30, dozens of Patchogue-Medford residents lined up along Main Street in Patchogue for the annual Memorial Day parade. Sitting in lawn chairs, they cheered along members of the armed forces as …

Bellport residents, children, and even their dogs lined up from Bellport Lane near Bell Street, all the way to Woodland Cemetery, to watch the Bellport Village Memorial Day parade on the morning of …

On Sunday, May 28, the Cedar Grove Cemetery Association will be dedicating a new military headstone in honor of a World War I hero and son of Patchogue, Pvt. First Class Lewis H. Swezey. Assigned to …

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, a number of veterans’ organizations, fire departments, and community members have plans to remember those who have served.   Blue Point The Blue …

The United Veterans Organization, including local American Legion Post 269, VFW Post 2913 and Amvets Post 111, will be hosting their annual Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 30. The …

Memorial Day has often been a tough sell for me with “happy” in front of it. The observance of Memorial Day traces its roots to Decoration Day, which started when family members and the …

With her effervescent, energetic, and enunciated persona, Annie Manildoo is a must-see performer. She is a fixture at the Shabby Tabby Cat Café in Sayville, where patrons have traveled as …

The Bellport Fire Department and South Country Ambulance, spearheaded by Bellport resident and veteran Glenn O’Connell, initiated a medical collection for Ukraine that resulted in two pickup …

An exciting new development for Bayport-Blue Point Youth Cheerleading is underway from coach Brittney Parrott. This will be the first year that youth cheerleaders will be able to participate in …

A sure sign of spring is the myriad of car washes at the Geoghan Insurance building at 870 Montauk Highway. For over 25 years, the Geoghan family has humbly and happily served the community by …

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