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With a setup that looked like it could have come straight off a movie screen, workers from Valley Restoration, based in Torrington, Conn., recently completed exterior resurfacing at the Caroline Church of Brookhaven. Church officials announced last week that "steeplejacks" scaled the walls of the church to complete "a much needed exterior resurfacing" 75 feet above the ground.
Sayville-BayportSayville School District Security Project Begins
As parents and students get ready to head back to school local school districts are putting the finishing touches on repair and renovation work and, in the case of the Sayville school district, embarking on an ambitious security effort.
Miller Place-Rocky Point
Three teens were passengers in a car driven by Ulices Canessa Villatoro, 19, when Suffolk County police said the driver apparently lost control of the car, striking several trees on the side of road on Lowell Avenue, just south of Atlantic Street in Central Islip, just after midnight.Port Jefferson
Village Lauds Former Mayor in Park Dedication Ceremony
Gathered on what was once brownfields and abandoned buildings, village officials formerly renamed Harborfront Park to Mayor Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park on Wednesday in honor of the former mayor who helped lead the charge to revitalize the blighted waterfront to what is now the hub of downtown Port Jefferson.Sachem
Students in the Sachem Central School District returned to school on Tuesday, and Sachem area families sent into Patch so many Back to School photos that we have made two photo galleries packed with student photos.
PatchoguePMHS Student Wins Radio Spotlight
A Patchogue-Medford High School student recently won the high school division of an essay contest, and will get to read his essay on Long Island radio stations throughout September. Recorded message is in the video of this story.