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Eagle Scout funds VFW Post 414 monument by selling pavers

Passersby have surely noticed some changes at the VFW Post 414 this past year. What they may not have known is that the renovations began thanks to one former post commander’s grandson. For …

Hundreds of veterans, first responders, and members of community groups flocked to the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park on a sunny Sunday to honor military service members, past and present. The …

The Center Moriches Fire Department will be hosting its annual Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 11. The event starts at 6 p.m. and will make its way through Main Street.  It’s …

The Center Moriches Library will again be hosting the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. The donation boxes are located in the hallway and the library, where people can place donations …

Moriches Community Center, family support The Moriches Community Center will be shopping for Christmas. All items are then donated to families identified as “in-need” by the …

Americans spend more than $7 billion on wrapping paper each year, according to Sundale Research. Also, according to a Stanford study, we throw away 25 percent more trash during the Thanksgiving to …

Pictured with Keith is senior Benjamin Dench, who is doing a toy drive through Dec. 15 to benefit Helping Makes U Happy. Donation locations for the toy drive are: Clayton Huey Main Office, CM Middle …

Rather than listing his accomplishments, it would be easier to ask, what hasn’t Fred Miller done? Born in 1932, the 90-year-old Mastic resident grew up in Sheepshead Bay. Rather than …

At 10 a.m. sharp on a Saturday morning, a crowd about 70 strong saluted the American flag on a Center Moriches street corner to honor a valued member of their community and their nation’s armed …

Town of Brookhaven residents voted to pass eight referendums on Aug. 9 for the special-use districts that fund the not-for-profit ambulance companies in the Town of Brookhaven to modify the existing …

Alongside family and friends, Christine Mundy-Ortutay stood in MacArthur Airport, the air saturated with excitement, a handmade sign at her side. The poster board displayed a photo of a young man …

As the sun shone high above Center Moriches on May 30, families lined up along Main Street for the annual Memorial Day parade. The procession kicked off promptly at 9 a.m. from Lake Avenue and …

Sponsorships are now available for the third annual Take a Veteran Fishing Trip hosted by The Great Gun Anglers. The trip will take place on July 23 this year and usually brings about 50 veterans …

Retired Air Force veteran and FDNY firefighter Chester Moscicki celebrated his 100th birthday. He was born in Brooklyn on May 2, 1922. He now lives in Center Moriches. He served during WWII as a tail …

Memorial Day has often been a tough sell for me with “happy” in front of it. The observance of Memorial Day traces its roots to Decoration Day, which started when family members and the …

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