Here's a list of the top news headlines from Patch this week:
Sayville Holiday Parade Draws Large Community Turnout
The annual event drew big crowds to Main Street Saturday morning despite chilly weather.
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Community Ambulance Saves W. Sayville Man From Overdose
Two EMT members administered Nasal Narcan and saved the 27-year-old's life.
Three Sayville HS Lax Seniors Sign Letters of Intent
Zack Sirico is heading to Loyola, Andrew Gonzalez will play for C.W. Post and Conner O'Neill will head to Marist.
3 B-BP Lax Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
Brian Ward, Billy Baker and Kaitlyn Leahy are heading to Ohio, Stevens Tech and Stony Brook, respectively.
Sal's Pizza Fundraiser Raises Money & Awareness for Local Organization
Over a $1,000 and 500 items is being donated to group that helps domestic violence victims.
Sayville Downtown Hosts Holiday Extravaganza
Main Street was a winter holiday wonderland complete with Santa and reindeer Saturday night.
Fast response and a defibrillator kept high school custodian Mark Moskwa alive.
Readers: Districts Should Keep School Break as Scheduled
As districts mull using February vacation days to make up lost classroom time from Sandy, most readers believe it's not a good move.
B-BP Middle School Spelling Bee Champ
The top winner is seventh-grader Adoni Karpathakis.
Bayport Family Donates Tree for Sayville Holiday Celebration
In true community spirit this year's holiday tree near four corners on Main comes from a nearby resident.
Sayville Eagle Scout Honored for Project Accomplishment
Dylan Page has attained the highest scouting achievement.
Armed Robber Hits Blue Point Gas Station
Police arrest a Commack man who they said fled the crime scene on a bicycle.
Police: Sayville Man Stole Camera Equipment From Former Employer
Ronald Kister is charged with grand larceny and due in court next month.
Sayville Drops Nail-Biter to Lawrence in Class III Championships
Lawrence wins 21-20 after trailing to the Golden Flashes for most of the game.
Fundraiser Aims to Help Longtime Sayville Family
Raffle baskets, donations sought to help ease the Kelly family's medical bills.
B-BP HS Lockdown Prompts Lesson in Mobile Communications
Bayport-Blue Point high school principal says weapons threat illustrates need to educate students on proper information sharing.
B-BP BOE to Vote on Using Vacation Days for Lost School Time
A letter sent to parents indicates the board will vote Tuesday on reducing February vacation days from five to one.