Hometown Heroes
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Not all heroes wear capes; ours wear scrubs

This year, our annual awards usually titled “Man and Woman of the Year” go to our frontline health care workers. As COVID-19 ravages the world, these men and women risk their lives daily …

The Veterans of Foreign Wars organization launched their #StillServing campaign at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Fast-forward to 2021, and the first post to be honored, worldwide, …

Considering the COVID-19 virus, emergency department beds have been occupied basically the entirety of 2020. Employees continue to risk their health and lives in order to tend to the very sick. Long …

As many across the country remembered those lost on 9/11 19 years ago, Patchogue held a ceremony to pay tribute to all who sacrificed on that day and in the years since. The event was held at …

Granting local heroes some much-deserved recognition, state Sen. Monica Martinez nominated U.S. Navy Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate Kevin Nolan, who is also a Suffolk County Police …

The Give Back Network was creat- ed to promote health and fitness, with educational services that also provide scholarships to kids. Founder Rich Brown, a North Bellport native, said the idea …

On Saturday, Aug. 1, Mademoiselle Patisserie in Patchogue will donate 100 percent of their profits to organizations dealing with mental health awareness. The promise comes after an …

In the VFW, All-American status is designed to recognize outstanding units and is based on participation in VFW programs as well as membership gains. Only the top 25 percent of posts per …

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 …

The art of sewing runs in their blood for ninth-grader Henrietta Edmonds and her mother Elizabeth of Bayport. Elizabeth’s mother was a seamstress, but never got around to passing down the …

A 48 year old veteran is now on the road to recovery after being placed on a ventilator for 7 weeks due to the coronavirus. After visiting both an urgent care and an outside hospital with no …

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 …

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