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Residents work hard to clean up local cemetery

For years, the resting place of Revolutionary War hero, Capt. Richard Corwin, has been landlocked. A Town of Brookhaven-owned flag lot entrance to the cemetery on Chapel Avenue in Brookhaven Hamlet …

Boys Scout Troop 540 has been running a sponsorship drive (as opposed to a sale), meaning individuals or businesses will not receive wreaths, but instead sponsor a wreath (or group of wreaths) that …

The Yaphank Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary held their 14th annual Christmas parade and tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 3. The tree lighting directly followed the end of the parade at the gazebo

About the Holiday Greeting Fund We invite our readers to contribute whatever they care to give. Checks are held in an escrow account until after the holidays, and then the money is distributed to …

OEF Company B, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airbourne) Green Beret Medford’s only son to be lost in the Afghanistan War. Staff Sgt. Keith R. Bishop, 28, died on Oct. 26, 2009, when …

If you live in Medford, you might have noticed the terribly rusted age-old shed located behind the newly refreshed and updated VFW Hall 2937, located on Route 112. But you won’t event recognize …

This year, Patchogue held its annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Four Corners on Friday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. The event was hosted by the Patchogue United Veteran Organization, including the …

Veterans Day is the only holiday that celebrates, honors, and recognizes all living veterans, regardless of whether they were combat or non-combat vets, women or men, across all branches of …

Both Lisa Fischer of Medford and Renee Joseph of Wyandanch, are the new co-presidents the Women Marines Association, NY-7. The duo took over after former president StaceyAnn Castro-Tapler moved. The …

Boys Scout Troop 540 will be hosting their first booth for Wreaths of Remembrance on Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meat Farms in Patchogue. The event is a sponsorship drive (as opposed to a …

With their sophomore season now in the books, the Patchogue Fire Department’s Drill Team, the 40 Thieves, can now look back on their 2022 season and confidently say they have made great strides …

The Medford Fire Department Held a Country Music Night on Saturday, Sept. 17, outside on the fire department grounds. The well-attended event sold approximately 500 tickets. The Center Moriches radio …

Oh, that 1970 Chevrolet custom 10 Fleetside truck. When former Patchogue Fire chief Paul Felice saw the car of his dreams, it was love at first sight. “I had to have it,” said Felice, …

The Patchogue-Medford Athletic Department, the Patchogue-Medford Hall of Fame (PMHOF), and Pat-Med youth football, lacrosse, and cheer invited all active military personnel and veterans to be honored …

Sept. 11 is now known as Patriot Day, when the world mourns and remembers the sacrifices U.S. citizens and service members made on that day, which is indelibly carved into our collective …

The Medford Fire Department held their annual 9/11 ceremony at the Medford Fireman’s Park across the street from the firehouse last Sunday.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, the Patchogue Ambulance Company held a dedication ceremony for two deceased life members. Ambulance company member and retired FDNY firefighter John Poulos was added to the …

Last Sunday, many of our local heroes paid tribute to those who lost, or risked, their lives on that unforgettable day, as the rest of the world mourned. The Bellport Fire Department,South Country …

Whenever something happens with the royal house of Windsor, all of England turns into a small town. What I love most about covering our small towns is exactly the spirit that is fueling the …

A list of 9/11 remembrance ceremonies near you to pay homage. This Sunday, many of our local heroes will be paying tribute to those who lost, or risked, their lives on that unforgettable day, as …

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