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Letter to Editor - Self-congratulatory missive from Congressman Lee Zeldin - On June 21, 2017, my inbox was once again sullied with a self-congratulatory missive from Congressional Representative Lee Zeldin.  He states, “I have always been willing to work with absolutely anyone to better our community, state, and nation.”  read more

Nesconset Blood Drive Sponsored By Senator Flanagan -As we head into summer, when blood supplies typically run low, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is joining with the New York Blood Center (NYBC) to host a blood drive in Nesconset on Wednesday, June 28th inthe Nesconset Branch of the Smithtown Library.  Donations will be accepted from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the library, which is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard in Nesconset. read more

SUFFOLK CLOSEUP - 1974 Eleanor Eckman Fights For Equality In Sports -Title IX, subsequently renamed the Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity Education Act, was signed into law by President Richard Nixon 45 years ago—on June 23, 1972. Among the areas of discrimination in the United States that it changed was the downplaying of women’s sports at educational institutions. read more

No Fish Story Caleb Smith 15th Annual Junior Fishing Tournament Sets Record - The fish in Willow Pond were biting at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve in Smithtown last weekend and as a result the read more

Legislator Kennedy Proposes IR 1542 Opting Out Of Ride Sharing - Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) held a press conference on Thursday, June 15 regarding her bill; Introductory Resolution 1542. This bill would temporarily opt out Suffolk County from ride sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, until a loophole is closed by New York State. The present version of the bill allows certain level 1 registered sex offenders to be eligible as drivers for Uber, or Lyft, or any other ride sharing service. read more

Suffolk Health Officials Issue Warning About Rabid Bats - Suffolk Health Officials Warn Residents to Take Precautionary Measures Following Report of Rabid Bats in Town of Islip The Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS) was notified today by the New York State Department of Health that three bats collected on June 12 and June 15 in the Town of Islip have tested positive for the rabies virus.  The bats were collected in Sayville, Islip Terrace and Islip. read more

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Says “NO” To Accepting Anheuser-Busch Products During Clare Rose Strike - “Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza’s Long Island locations are boycotting Clare Rose and Anheuser-Busch products because of how the company has treated its workers,” said Anthony Bruno, owner of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. “It’s not acceptable to cut wages and pensions, then fire your workers when they stand up for themselves. I know that my restaurants are only successful because of the support we get from our community. When our community needs our support, we are there for them too.” read more

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