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Vote Results

South Country Central School District Budget and Trustee Election Results

Trustee Election Results: 4 open seats, the top three vote-getters win a 3-year term, the fourth highest vote-getter wins a 1-year term.

Joseph Barry - 1,795 votes, winner*
Tara Kavanagh - 1,684 votes, winner*
Rafyel Flippen - 1,664 votes, winner*
Anne Hayes - 1,546 votes, winner**

* Elected (Term July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2025)
** Elected ( Vacancy Term May 18, 2022-June 30, 2023)

Amy Price-Thomas - 1,113 votes
Greg Miglino - 1,092 votes
Marian McKenna -1,003 votes
Chris Ross - 849 votes
Alesia Olsen - 470 votes
Pat Ingrassia - 353 votes
Gino Cruz - 340 votes
Spencer Stickley - 169 votes

Budget Results: Approved. For: 1920 votes   Against: 1360 votes


Unite Media

Unite Media Opens in Bellport Village

Unite Media is a web design and marketing studio located in Bellport Village. They partner with local small and medium sized businesses crafting websites, brands, and marketing strategies that communicate with potential customers in a beautiful and effective manner. Click here for more information.



Brookhaven Village Association Spring 2022 Newsletter

The Brookhaven Village Association is a civic group representing the residents of Brookhaven Hamlet. They periodically publish a newsletter to keep residents up-to-date on what's happening in Brookhaven Hamlet! Click here for their latest newsletter.


Lighthouse Mission

Thousands of Long Islanders May Go Without Food Due to the High Price of Gas

Lighthouse Mission is Long Island’s largest mobile food pantry. This means that they rely on trucks to pick up and distribute food across Long Island each day. As fuel prices hit an all time high, the number of people in need has gone way up (2,200 per week) and the donations continue to go down.

Lighthouse Mission is struggling to fuel their trucks, and if funds do not improve, the Mission may have to reduce their ten food distribution locations. This change could leave upwards of 1,000 people with no chance to get the food and clothing on which they desperately rely. If you would like to make a donation to help the Lighthouse Mission, click here.


Old South Haven Fair

Old South Haven Church Antique and Church Fair on Saturday, May 28th

Join the Old South Haven Church for their Annual Antique and Church Fair on Saturday, May 28th from 9:00am-3:00pm. The fair will include antique and book vendors, baked goods and yard sale items. Old South Haven Church is located at the corner of South Country and Beaver Dam Roads in Brookhaven. Vendors wanted! Interested vendors can contact Linda at 516-353-3748.


Fox on the Fairway

Playcrafters Theatre Company Presents, Ken Ludwig's "The Fox on the Fairway" May 13th-22nd

Make plans to join Playcrafters Theatre Company for their Spring production of Ken Ludwig's "The Fox on the Fairway." This hilarious show will be directed by Flo Federman and will run for two weekends: May 13th-15th and May 20th-22nd at the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area, 471 Atlantic Ave, Bellport. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00pm and Sundays at 3:00pm. Click here for more information.


Vivian Maier

An Evening with Ann Marks and Her Book, "Vivian Maier, Developed" on Saturday, May 28th

The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society invites you to join them for the next installment in their "Artists and Authors" series. Local author, Ann Marks will be discussing her book, "Vivian Maier, Developed"  on Saturday, May 28th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at 12 Bell Street in Bellport Village. Click here for more information.



The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Invites You to Their 2022 Fundraiser, "Celebrating Isabella" on Saturday, June 4th

The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society invites you to their 2022 Gala Fundraiser, "Celebrating Isabella" on Saturday, June 4th. This exhibition preview and cocktail party will be held at the BBHS's event space at 12 Bell Street in Bellport Village. Click here for more information.


Letters to the Editor

New Letters to the Editor Posted

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


Poster Contest

COVID-19 Vaccination Poster Contest

SEPA Mujer is holding a COVID-19 Vaccination Poster Contest. The contest is open to ages 13-23 and submissions are due by June 15th. Click here for more information.


Vendor Fair

Vendors Wanted for the Pilot Club of Patchogue's Annual Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, June 11th

The Pilot Club of Patchogue will hold their Annual Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, June 11th from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Old South Haven Presbyterian Church, 329 South Country Road, Brookhaven. Interested vendors can click here for an application.



Local Coronavirus Data - Updated 5/15

We continue to update our Coronavirus section on weekly with:

• CDC vaccination rates, by zip code
• Local Case Counts to Date (Bellport, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
• Counts for Laboratory-Confirmed Breakthrough Cases of COVID in NY State
• Daily COVID testing in Suffolk County (number of daily tests and % positivity)
• Hospitalizations and Hospital Capacity Updates for Suffolk
• Fatalities to Date in Suffolk County
• Additional links and information related to COVID

Click here to visit the page.


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!


Bellport Methodist Preschool

Register Now for Summer and Fall Programs at the Bellport Methodist Preschool

Attention parents! Registration is now open for Summer and Fall programs at the Bellport Methodist Preschool. Though a part of Bellport Methodist Church, they are a secular preschool where every child is welcome! They offer programs for children from 18 months to those who have not yet started kindergarten. With half day, extended day and full day programs, the Preschool offers many options for each families' needs! Click here for more information.



New Procedure for Voting with an Absentee Ballot

We received the following information from Nancy Marr with the League of Women Voters:

The NYS and Suffolk County Boards of Elections are alerting voters that if an individual submits an application requesting an Absentee Ballot, whether or not it is received, and whether or not it is marked and returned, that individual cannot cast a vote on a voting machine. However, they can vote on an affidavit ballot. At polling locations, election workers at check-in use an electronic tablet. Their tablet screens note requests for Absentee Ballots, as well as other important information. If you have requested an Absentee Ballot, but intend to cast a vote in person, be sure to ask for an affidavit ballot at check-in and cast your vote in that manner. Do not leave the polling place without casting a ballot.


Dr. Abdelaziz

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 their top priority. Their entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. They 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.


Art Cooley

Support “The Friends of Art Cooley” Scholarship Fund

Arthur P. Cooley was one of the originators of the South Country Education Foundation. After he passed away this past winter, a group called "The Friends of Art Cooley" began collecting funds for a scholarship in his name. Donations made to the South Country Education Foundation through the following link will be earmarked for the scholarship. Please consider donating here.


Home for Sale

House for Sale

Land for Sale

Eileen Green Realty Posts Homes and Land for Sale

Eileen Green Realty has posted listings for homes for sale in Brookhaven and Bellport Village, as well as land for sale in East Patchogue. Click here for more information.


Pamela Lerner

Lots of New Items at Pamela Lerner Home & Design

Come see all that is new at Pamela Lerner Home & Design! Their featured items are constantly changing and you'll always find something new and fabulous! Decorative home goods and furniture, artwork from local artists, jewelry, scented candles and more will greet you in store. Wedding gifts, birthday gifts, graduation gifts, Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts - they have you covered for any occasion! Click here for more information and to see what's new!


Temperance Hall

Book Your Summer 2022 Stay at Temperance Hall Inn

Come ‘Great South Bay’ at Temperance Hall, the premier boutique Inn of Bellport Village offering private entry suites and a luxe gunite pool tucked in tranquil gardens. Join them in celebrating the upcoming summer of 2022! Click here for more information.



Don't Let Pain Interfere with Your Life! Visit Merckling Family Chiropractic Today

Don't let the stress of the last two years keep you down. It's time to start living life and be your old self again. Merckling Family Chiropractic can help you get there! Chiropractic care treats many conditions including, headaches, TMJ disorders, neck pain, back pain, pinched nerves, and herniated discs. Merckling Family Chiropractic is a full service Chiropractic office focusing on total body/spinal wellness for the entire community. Click here for more information.



"Barrister" Needs Someone to Love Her

A new Classified has been posted for "Barrister." Click here for more information.


Wall of FAme

Bellport High School Seeks "Wall of Fame" Nominees

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.


Bellport Inn

Special Offers from The Bellport Inn

The Bellport Inn invites you to experience a relaxed and curated setting in a historic property dating back to 1889, nestled in the heart of Bellport Village. Each well-appointed suite offers works by local artists, while hand crafted Utopia Bath amenities and Frette and Matouk linens and bathrobes create a luxurious escape. Be sure to check out our current special offers! Click here for more information.



TOLA. is Geared up for Spring and Summer

TOLA. is all geared up for Spring and Summer '22 and we look forward to an exciting season in Bellport Village, Westhampton Beach & Fire Island Pines! Come see what's new in our stores! Click here for more information.


Classified Ad

New Classified Ad: Professional Caregiver - 20 years Experience with Frail and Elderly

A new classified ad has been posted for professional caregiver services from a Bellport Village resident. Click here for more information.


South Country Concerts

South Country Concerts Announces Their 2022 Performance Schedule

With the warm days and the increasing sunshine hours, South Country Concerts is very pleased to offer a new concert season for your enjoyment. South Country Concerts was founded by two internationally known Bellport musicians, soprano Deborah Birnbaum and cellist Laurinel Owen, with the mission to provide the highest quality concerts to South Shore residents. Featuring an eclectic mix of classical repertoire in an intimate and informal setting, the series has an outreach to music lovers of all ages. All concerts will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Bellport.  Click here for more information.


Beach Ball

Save the Date for the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area's Annual "Beach Ball" Fundraiser

Join the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area for their Annual "Beach Ball" celebration fundraiser in June! Click here for more information.


Food Pantry

Donations Wanted for the "Give or Take" Food Pantry at the South Country Library

Did you know that the South Country Library has a "Give or Take" food pantry set up in the library's lobby? It's been quite popular and the library is running low on donations! If you wish to donate, please leave non-perishable, un-expired items in the blue collection bin near the library's front entrance. Residents in need of food may help themselves to the pantry shelf at anytime.  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!



Featured Photo of the Week

Sign Up for Our Weekly Email Blasts and Your Photo Could be Our "Featured Photo of the Week!"

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!

Click here to submit your own ad.