Lots of news regarding town budgets this week, as well as community events happening as September winds to a close.
Here's this week's top news headlines:
A Spiritual Haven in Sayville Plays Host for Artist's Solo Exhibit
Local church provides unique space to promote local creative talent.
Sports Report: B-BP Girls Tennis Wins 3 Consecutive Matches
The Phantoms' overall record is 5-2 and another competitive week looms for the squad.
Car Wash Supports Bayport Troop Member's Eagle Project
Saturday's fundraising event will help fund a project at St. Ursula Center on Middle Road.
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65 Percent Tax Hike in Preliminary Islip Town Budget
Town officials say taxes must rise in order to make up for misuse of the Town's fund balance in previous years.
A list of recent police activity in Bayport and Blue Point as reported by the 5th Precinct.
Bayport Woman Hits Lottery Jackpot for $250K
Winning ticket was bought in Medford.
Schaefer Appointed MacArthur Airport Commissioner
Robert Schaefer served as deputy commissioner at the airport from 2004-06.
Historic West Sayville Homestead Goes on the Sale Block
The local home where President George Washington once visited is selling for about $1.4M.
Patch Reader Photo of the Day: A Fire Island Sunset
A West Sayville resident and Patch fan shared this great photo taken at the end of summer.
Catch a glimpse at what residents are hawking online.
What Would You do With $250K?
A Bayport woman's luck has Patch wondering how residents would spend a lottery win.
Reader Photo of the Day: Brown's River in a Sky Blue Setting
A big thank you to Laura for sharing this photo with Patch
A list of recent police activity in West Sayville and Sayville as reported by the 5th Precinct.
Every week there seems to be some new food contaminant issue.
Wildlife Organization Plans Rally To Fight Holtsville Ecology Center Closing
Brookhaven Wildlife Center asks community to wear blue as a sign of solidarity.
West Sayville Park Renamed in Life-Long Resident's Honor
Division Street Park is now known as Edwin Boogertman Memorial Park.