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Center Moriches junior starts campaign of hope

It starts out with a call for help, as many successful projects do. In this case, Center Moriches High School junior Isabella Reed set out to honor the essential workers on the front lines …

Center Moriches resident Cassy Caputo has been selected by Legis. Rudy Sunderman as the local “Woman of Distinction” for his legislative district. Sunderman recently gave Caputo a …

During this time, VFW post commander and Suffolk County commander Dave Rogers said he wants to ensure veterans that services are still running, there are just some changes in how we are bringing …

The average American family spends about $919 on its prom-goers, according to a Visa survey. The average cost of the dress alone: $100 to $600. To help teens and their families with some of those …

Recently Supervisor Ed Romaine was at the Brookhaven Town Animal Shelter and Adoption Center to accept a donation of $800 from 10-year-old Isabelle Grucci-Peterson. The money was collected by …

Suffolk County officially announced on Tuesday its new Veterans Resource Guide: a compiled document of resources throughout the county for veterans. The guide is available in print and online from …

Keith Caputo is trying to find love this Valentine’s Day—love from Ellen DeGeneres. Caputo, founder of Helping Makes U Happy, has tried in the past to get Ellen to notice him. In 2015, he …

Girl Scout Troop 1556 decorated and donated a Christmas tree for a local homeless shelter. They also held a food drive and donated Thanksgiving food boxes to a local food pantry as well as donated …

Last month, local residents led by the Chamber of Commerce of the Moriches planted a new evergreen tree at Soldiers and Sailors Park in East Moriches. The tree came from upstate and will be lit in …

If you like music, bingo and flowers, then you won’t want to miss Music Bingo, a fundraiser being hosted by the Center Moriches Downtown Beautification Organization to benefit its popular Main …

In 1975, Lou Baer went for a haircut in Center Moriches. While seated at the chair, his barber gave him the usual - haircut and shave - but pushed for him to join the local Veterans of Foreign Wars …

Maurine Donnelly, a former publicist for the Center Moriches Library, as well as an artist, poet, and community volunteer, died in June at age 87.  Donnelly was recently honored for 50 years …

Lots of people are recognized for their faces, but a Center Moriches crossing guard has a wave that made her a local celebrity. Melissa Greve, of Mastic, will retire this year after 14 years of being …

The Center Moriches council of the Knights of Columbus is hosting a walk/run fundraiser to raise money for Peconic Bay Medical Center’s women, children, and neonatal care center. Laps for Life …

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