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Local Coronavirus Information - Updated 9/13 at 5:45pm

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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Pandemonium - Nature and Time Art Exhibition Opening Friday, September 17th

Save the date for the opening of Pandemonium - Nature and Time Art Exhibition on Friday, September 17th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Gallery at the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society at 12 Bell Street in Bellport. Pandemonium is a group of eight artists who show work that encompasses their experience in nature. The work celebrates the rich grandeur of nature and the impasse we face of problems versus solutions. They propose that art is a voice that strengthens us, its influence grows with time.

The exhibition will run September 18th-October 31st. During the exhibition, Pandemonium will present two Artist Talks and a Movie night in the gallery. Click here for more information.


Dock Party

Brookhaven Village Association's Squassux "So Long Summer" Dock Party on Sunday, September 26th

The Brookhaven Hamlet Association welcomes all Brookhaven Hamlet residents to their Squassux "So Long Summer" Dock Party on Sunday, September 26th from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Enjoy live music, food, raffles, kids activities with CEED, and more! Click here for more information.



New Classified Ad: Private/Small Group Barre Fitness Classes

A new classified ad has been posted for private/small group barre fitness classes offered in the privacy of your own home. Click here for more information.



South Country Education Foundation Annual Grant Cycle to Begin Soon

This year, the South Country Education Foundation (SCEF) will make project grants available to not-for-profit institutions, professional staff, and students in the areas of: Curriculum Development, Creative Teaching Initiatives, Educational Equipment, Specific Projects/Independent Study, Fellowships, Teacher Recognition, Special Assemblies/Guest Speakers, Exchange Program Sponsorships, Visiting Artists/Authors, and Artists/Academicians in Residence. Grant applications will be available for the 2021/22 school year on the SCEF website on September 27, 2021. Completed applications are due back October 18, 2021. Awardees will be announced on November 1, 2021.  Click here for more information.


Photo Contest

Cast Your Vote in the "Favorite Things" Photo Contest

Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo for the "Favorite Things" photo contest. We LOVED seeing all of the different reasons why you love the Bellport area! Voting is now open for the contest. If you didn't have a chance to submit a photo for this contest, don't worry. We'll have a brand new themed contest coming soon and we hope that you'll participate! So please hold your new photo submissions until then. Voting will only be open until 10pm on September 19th. Good luck to all of the entrants! Click here to cast your vote.



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


Bellport Methodist Preschool

Bellport Methodist Preschool is Now Offering Full Day Programs for Three and Four Year Olds

Attention parents of preschoolers! Have you heard? Bellport Methodist Preschool now offers a three and four year old FULL DAY program! Registration is happening now for the 2021/2022 school year, so contact them today! Click here for more information.


John Baker

Purchase Tickets Today for The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society's Local History Lecture: Fire Place Farm, on Saturday, October 9th

The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society invites you to join them on Saturday, October 9th for a local history lecture by architect and historian, John Milnes Baker about Fire Place Farm.  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.


South Country Library

South Country Library September / October 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!



Designscapes of Long Island Designs and Installs Breathtaking Artificial Rock Waterfalls for Pools, Spas and Ponds

Located in East Patchogue, Designscapes of Long Island services all of Long Island from Queens to Montauk. For over 30 years, they have been creating beautiful backyard locations for their clients, including breathtaking, artificial rock waterfalls for pools, spas and ponds!  Click here for more information.


Boat for Sale

New Classified Ad: 15ft American Fiberglass Sailboat
For Sale

A new classified ad has been posted for a 15ft American fiberglass sailboat for sale. Click here for more information.



COMPASS Unity Summer Newsletter

COMPASS Unity has been Bellport/South Country School District's drug and alcohol prevention coalition since 2009. Their mission is to address and revitalize the negative social and environmental conditions, which expose youth to drug and alcohol use. They strive to help keep the youth of South Country schools and community safe and drug-free! Click here for their latest newsletter.



Calling All Breadmakers (Or Those Interested in Learning)!

Are you a woman who enjoys making bread, or wants to learn how to make it? We received the following note from local resident, Pauline M Dubick Hazard, who is looking to connect with fellow breadmakers!

Seeking five woman who are interested in making and or learning how to make bread for their own use in my home. We could start in the Fall and meet once a month. You can bring lunch and visit while the dough rises and bakes. Bring your own loaf pans and I will provide ingredients for the first bake. Please only apply if you’re vaccinated. Contact Pauline at for more information.


Classified Ad

New Classified Ad: Flying Scott 1972 Douglass For Sale

A new classified ad has been posted for a Flying Scott 1972 Douglass for sale. Click here for more information.


Help Wanted

New Classified Ad: Home Aide Wanted

A new classified ad has been posted seeking a Home Aide for an elderly woman in Bellport. Click here for more information.


Help Wanted

The Bellport Country Club is Seeking Waitstaff and Bartenders

The Bellport Country Club is seeking energetic and happy individuals to join their team as Waitstaff and Bartenders. Flexible hours, great pay and award winning food! Experience is preferred but they are willing to train. If interested please email them at to schedule an interview.


New Classified Ad: Antique Farmhouse Table For Sale

A new classified ad has been posted for an antique farmhouse table for sale. Click here for more information.


Help Wanted

Help Wanted: Pizza Person

Cafe Castello, right here in Bellport Village, would like to hire a new Pizza Person. If you’re interested, give Nick at Cafe Castello a call at 631-803-8369.


Help Wanted

Now Hiring First Student School Bus Drivers

A new classified ad has been posted looking for school bus drivers in Bellport, Shoreham and Middle Island. Click here for more information.



New Classified Ad: 2008 Toyota Yaris For Sale

A new classified ad has been posted for a 2008 Toyota Yaris, four-door sedan for sale. Click here for more information.


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.


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.



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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