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Top Headlines of the Week; B-BP Budget, Cancer Scam & State Tests Under Debate

Just in case you somehow missed at day at Patch, here's a look at all the big news.

From Blue Point to West Sayville it was a busy week around town. Catch up with this handy list of top news:

Cancer Scam for Heroin Habit Leaves Local Residents Angry

Those that donated to help a young woman who police say ran an elaborate scam to feed her drug habit feel betrayed.

Target One Step Closer to Arriving in Sayville

Town has approved the site plan and next step are building permits.

B-BP Library Vote Gets Voter Approval

Stephanie Heineman is new trustee on library board.

Business Spotlight: Irishfree School of Dance

The Reagans opened their dance school eight years ago in Sayville and it's as popular as ever.

Sayville Students Enjoy a Special Pen Pal Program

Elementary students and nursing home residents form unique relationships.

Bayport Students Make Healing a Fundraising Focus

Sylvan elementary students raise over $200 for Project HEAL.

A list of recent police activity in Bayport and Blue Point as reported by the Fifth Precinct.

Here's a look at treasures for sale online.

A local at local employment opportunities from West Sayville to Sayville.

There are plenty of unique items for sale online.

Business Spotlight: Earthtone Therapies

This week Patch's Small Business Profile features a local Sayville spa.

UPDATED: B-BP Retirement Incentive Saves District Big Bucks

Ten teachers are leaving at year's end and that means nearly a million dollars in savings, according to school officials.

Here's a look at who's hiring around town.

B-BP Board Trustees Intend to Seek Re-Election

All three incumbents say they intend to run for another three-year term.

The latest drink fave is this homemade brew boasting 50% alcohol and 100% proof.

Suffolk Police Rescue Disabled Boat in Great South Bay

Marine officers tow in vessel near the Fire Island Pines.

B-BP BOE Approves School Budget Proposal

The $67M spending plan features a 3.74% budget increase and tax levy increase of 2.99%.

The potential consequences of low turnout should not be taken lightly, according to district leaders and state education officials.

Why Parents are Opting to Opt-Out When it Comes to State Exams

Testing not needed, not reliable or valuable say parents choosing the opt-out option for next week's exams.

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