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News Headlines That Hit a Nerve

In this new weekend feature Patch offers up the articles that set off debate, discussion and ignited readers' passion.

It's hard to keep up on all the news Patch covers, given that five to sometimes 10 stories post on a daily basis.

And, just as a tip, readers can choose to 'follow' an article that interests them by clicking a box under the story which will send an email every time a reader posts a comment.

But to make it even easier to stay on top of what the neighbors are talking about, what they're for and against, here's a list of headlines engaging readers this week:

Target Sets Sights on Sayville Flea Market Building (46 comments)
Nearby residents voice traffic concerns at planning board public hearing

Brookhaven Seeks to Buy Blue Point Property for Open Space Use (21 comments)
Town purchase will permit 'passive' park elements and not 'active' use such as a skateboard park.

Sayville Chamber Polling Members on Target Proposal (9 comments)
Downtown commerce group wants storeowners' feedback on how to respond to big box store project.

UPDATE: Electronic Device Appears Mysteriously on Bayport Stop Sign (8 comments)
(Editor's Note: Latest update is in a new story at Patch. Mystery has been solved)
There's a camera-looking antenna and equipment box secured to bottom of sign.

B-BP District Puts Employee Contracts on Website (2 comments)
Taxpayers can now download and read the contract documents.

Court Upholds Town Denial of Proposed Bayport Cell Tower (1 comment)
Bayport Civic Association's efforts cited in ruling that supports Islip Town's planning board decision.

 

And on a quick note, as the crime reports are the top read news articles each week, here's a comment posted on this week's B-BP crime blotter:

Southern Meadows apt complex: Last night, a man broke into an occupied apartment using a key (presumably a copy of the master key.) If you live here, DEADBOLT YOUR DOORS and look out for each other, neighbors!

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