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The Week in Review: School News, Tax Increase Proposal & Crime Reports

It was another busy week and in case you missed a day at Patch here are the top headlines.

The week was busy with business, school and local community news. Here are the top 10 headlines in case you missed a day at Patch this week:

Amore Arrival in Bayport Embraced by Pizza Lovers

A new Italian pasta and pizza restaurant opens and gets a warm welcome.

Potential 65 Percent Islip Town Tax Hike Fires Up Residents

Residents fill Town Hall Tuesday to sound off on preliminary budget, which officials say includes large tax increase to make up for misuse of the Town's fund balance in previous years.

B-BP Crime Report: DUI & Burglary Charges; Harassment Incidents

A list of recent police activity in Bayport and Blue Point as reported by the 5th Precinct.

Doug Monsell remembered for his enthusiasm, teaching ability and his always-present smile.

Business Beat: Bayport Gets a New Tech Guru in Town

A Sayville IT/tech support company moves east to the Walter Geoghan building on Montauk Highway.

What Cuts Should Islip Make Before Raising Taxes?

Islip leader Tom Croci wants to raise taxes 65% but Patch thinks readers might have some other options to suggest.

A list of recent police activity in West Sayville and Sayville as reported by the 5th Precinct.

Board members plan to ensure check and balances are in place to avoid future issues and adhere more closely to Open Meetings law requirements.

Sayville Students Make Pinwheels for Peace

High school and Cherry Avenue Elementary students participated in peace activism celebrations.

Mandated Boating Safety Course Becomes Law

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signs bill Thursday that will require boat operators to take a course or face fines.

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