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Local Coronavirus Information - Updated 6/21 at 5:15pm

We continue to update our Coronavirus section on regularly with:
• CDC vaccination rates, by zip code
• Daily Local Case Counts (Bellport, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
• Daily Suffolk County Data (Case Counts, Antibody Testing, Hospitalization Info and Fatalities)
• Updates from Gov. Cuomo
• Additional links and information related to COVID-19

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COVID News Links

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, a Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Infusion won’t necessarily be offered to you. You must request it. Here’s where to find a monoclonal antibody treatment infusion center location near you:
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New Editorial: Have We Finally Turned the Corner?

If you’ve been following our reporting on our local COVID-19 numbers, you know that things have been steadily improving. So much so, that our numbers are now similar to what they were a year ago, in June of 2020. Back then, the number of new cases each day in Suffolk County was around 40-50 rather than the 2,000 a day we saw only six months later in December of 2020.

This year, since the beginning of June, 2021, the number of new Coronavirus cases has again been in the 40-50 range and we sure hope they continue to decline, but only time will tell. Last year, by October of 2020, the number had risen from 50 a day to over 100 new cases a day. By November the number was over 500 and by December, we hit over 2,000 new cases a day.  Click here to read the latest Editorial.



FREE Drive-In Movies at Smith Point this Summer

The Suffolk County Parks Department will host FREE Drive-In Movies at Smith Point Park this summer. These Drive-In Movies are being screened every Wednesday and Thursday and include many family-friendly favorites. Click here for more information.


Cafe Castello

Live Music is Back at Café Castello

Saturday evenings, the place to be for LIVE MUSIC in Bellport Village is Café Castello. Starting at 6:00pm, Café Castello features local bands and musicians playing a variety of musical styles. Reservations are strongly recommended so you won’t be disappointed. For more information or to make a reservation, give Café Castello a call at 631-803-8369.


Rental Assistance

Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance for Households at Risk Due to COVID-19

Behind on rent due to COVID-19? The Town of Brookhaven Emergency Rental Assistance Program can help. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program assists households behind on their rent that have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability. The program can provide temporary rental assistance and assistance with unpaid utility bills. Click here for more information.


Vote Results

Bellport Village Election Results

Ray Fell - 358 votes

Two Trustees, Two Year Term:
Mike Ferrigno - 336 votes
Bob Rosenberg - 330 votes

One Trustee, One Year Term:
Maureen Veitch - 435 votes


Letters to the Editor

New Letters to the Editor Posted

New letters to the Editor have been posted. Click here for more information.




2021 Bellport Bandshell Summer Concert Schedule Announced

Bellport Village has released their schedule for the summer concert series at the bandshell at the marina. Click here for more information.




Whale Scientist Talk and Movie on Friday, July 23rd

Join South Country Library and CEED for a unique blend of Scifi and Real Science! They are pleased to offer a unique opportunity to learn about the majestic stars of Star Trek IV: the Voyage Home. They are bringing together three expert scientists; Dr. Carl Safina, Dr. Arthur H. Kopelman, and marine explorer Gaelin Rosewaks as they discuss whale behavior and the whales around Long Island. After, you can sit back and using your new whale knowledge, enjoy Star Trek IV: the Voyage Home at a new level. This event is FREE, but tickets are required and limited! Click here for more information.


Photo Contest

New Summer Photo Contest: "Favorite Things"

It's time for a new Photo Contest! This time we want your photos showing what you think are your FAVORITE or BEST things about Bellport and the Bellport area. We want you to be creative! "Favorite" or "Best" could mean a place, food, person, etc. It's whatever you most LOVE about our area! Please include a few sentences about your photo and why it showcases your favorite thing. We'll be collecting submissions all summer. Photos must be submitted by Saturday, September 4, 2021. Click here for more information about how to submit a photo.


The winner with the most votes for their photograph will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to TOLA. Established in 2013, TOLA. New York is a beach-inspired boutique offering carefully curated must-haves: gifts + home accessories + jewelry + apparel for him, her & the little one. TOLA. Bellport is situated in the heart of the historic Village on Main Street. TOLA. Fire Island Pines, located in the center of the Main Harbor, opened its doors in the Spring of 2016 and like Bellport, has become the perfect pop-by for locals and weekenders alike. Most recently, in May of 2020, TOLA. welcomed its third location at 128 Main Street in Westhampton Beach and is thrilled to be a little slice of the Hamptons. The TOLA. shops are all about good things, good people, and good vibes, all the time. FEEL.THE.LOVE



Dr. Amr M. Abdelaziz, DDS has Dental Offices in Brookhaven Hamlet and NYC

With Dental Offices in both New York City and Brookhaven, NY, when you visit the office of Dr. Amr Abdelaziz, your smile is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. We are dedicated to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles! Click here for more information.


BFD Car Show

Save the Date for the Bellport Fire Dept's 2nd Annual Classic Car Show on Sunday, October 3rd

The Bellport Fire Dept's Classic Car Show returns this Fall on Sunday, October 3rd in downtown Bellport Village! Enjoy food trucks, music, 50/50 raffle, and of course... classic cars! Click here for more information.



ny project hope

NY Project HOPE, Coping With COVID-19

NY Project HOPE has gathered information from our community regarding what people need as a result of COVID-19. They found food instability, housing instability, fear, grief and so much more. The transition from social distancing and staying home to in-person activities has created a great deal of stress. NY Project HOPE wants to help with this transition, particularly in our Elder and Young communities which are in the most need.

NY Project HOPE will meet individuals where they are and talk with them to see how they can help and what individuals might need. They have been able to bring food, clothing, and toiletries to those who needed them. NY Project HOPE also has many connections within our community and can help refer people to the help that is right for them.

Currently, NY Project HOPE is offering educational drop-in ZOOM meetings with various topics that are driven by the needs of the community (see links below). NY Project HOPE is here for the community.

June 3rd Zoom

June 16th Zoom

June 19th Zoom


Free Mattress

New Classified Ad: FREE Queen Mattress, Box Spring and Frame

A new classified ad has been posted for a free queen mattress, box spring and frame. Click here for more information.


Bonnie Fishman

Please Welcome Our Newest Advertiser: Bonnie L. Fishman Design

We are excited to welcome our newest advertiser, Bonnie L. Fishman Design! Bonnie has over 20 years of experience with interior design, home staging and relocation services. She takes the questions and fear out of your home projects! Click here for more information.



New Editorial: Welcome to The Bellport Grand Prix

I’m not so naive as to think this sign that we just put up on our home will make much of a difference, but for at least a moment, it will get you to think about how the speeding in Bellport Village has gotten out of hand and the Village Board is doing absolutely nothing about it. Click here to read the latest Editorial.


Bellport Village Program Fund

Summer 2021 Events with the Bellport Village Program Fund

The Bellport Village Program Fund has many exciting events planned this summer. Mark your calendars because you won't want to miss any of them! Click here for more information.


South Country Library

South Country Library May / June Newsletter

The South Country Library continues to offer many services for our community. Family and youth activities, book discussions, adult educational programming and more! Click here for their latest newsletter and to see what the South Country Library has been up to!


Wall of Fame

Bellport High School Seeks Wall of Fame Nominations

The Bellport High School Wall of Fame is a project intended to celebrate distinguished graduates of Bellport High School. Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of their contributions to their profession and their community. Graduates may be nominated by anyone within the South Country community and a selection committee will evaluate the application. Click here for more information.


Help Wanted

Preschool Teachers and Assistants Wanted at the Bellport Methodist Preschool

Dedicated to providing quality child care, interactive learning and memorable experiences, the Bellport Methodist Preschool is looking for highly motivated teachers and assistants to inspire and be part of a great team. Click here for more information.


Mobile Mammographies


Community Healthcare Opportunities

Mobile Mammography Van Available for Breast Cancer Screenings
Stony Brook Medicine will offer breast cancer screenings in their mobile mammography van at University Associates OB/GYN in Bohemia on the third Wednesday of every month. Screenings are performed by NYS-registered radiologic technologists with advanced training in mammography. The van has a comfortable waiting area, private dressing room and a complete exam room. Click here for more information.

Don't Have Insurance but Need a Gynecologist? Introducing AccessGYN
AccessGYN is a program offering free preventive care services such as cervical cancer screenings, STI testing, contraceptive counseling and mammograms to patients without health insurance. Appointments are available every third Wednesday of the month in Bohemia. Click here for more information.


Beach Ball

Save the Date for the 2021 Beach Ball to Benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area

Join the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area for the return of their Annual "Beach Ball" celebration fundraiser this August 2021! Click here for more information.



Walking Tour

Local Walks and Hikes

The weather is finally getting nicer which means we can spend more time outside! Luckily, we have many suggestions about places to go for a great day in the outdoors! Did you know that there are several audio historical walking tours around Bellport Village and Brookhaven Hamlet? If hiking is more your style, we have a ton of suggestions for walks and hikes around Long Island! Supporter Still Needs Your Help... Become a Supporter Today!

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Featured Photo of the Week

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Every week, The Village News features a photo submitted by one of our readers. If you have a photo you'd like us to consider featuring, email it to us. Be sure to sign up for our weekly email blasts to see if your photo has been chosen!



Thank You

The Classifieds Work!

Placing an ad in the Classifieds works! Take a look at two letters we received from readers who had posted Classified Ads:

"Thank you for posting a photo of a beagle and our request for a sitter. We received many calls and found a lovely couple in Bellport Village to care for our beagle Molly. Many thanks and you can now remove the posting under pet sitting." - Mary and Tom

"Once again, with the help of we have been successful in our efforts. This time we placed an ad for help in caring for our garden. Once again made it a successful move. So please discontinue our ad. What would we ever do without you?" Best regards, Elaine

Place your classified ad today! Don't forget- Classified ads are FREE for Supporters!

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