The Village News Community Calendar Columns Shops & Businesses Galleries & Antiques Residents Visitors
Late Breaking News Fun Stuff Family Real Estate Restaurants Organizations Photo Gallery

The Village News, Bellport's Paperless NewspaperLate Breaking News

New Items Added! Find the Perfect Holiday Gifts... On Main Street!

On Main STreet



Looking for the perfect holiday gifts? Why not do your shopping "On Main Street!" You’ll find Special Events, Offers, and Services from our local merchants who are located on and around Bellport Village's Main Street as well as specific gift ideas that might come in handy. You can do a lot of your Holiday shopping right here in town without having to drive to "the mall" or having to pay for shipping and then waiting for delivery. We will continue to add new items, so be sure to stop back often all month long!   Click here for more information.

Downtown Bellport Village Holiday Stroll on Friday, December 21st

Holiday Stroll

Still looking for the perfect holiday gift? Find last minute deals at Bellport Village businesses during their Holiday Shopping Stroll on Friday, December 21st from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Enjoy cocktails and edibles and local shop specials while you shop for that special someone!

Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Bellport Country Club


Ring in the New Year with an elegant evening of dining, dancing and cocktails with family and friends at the Bellport Country Club's New Year's Eve Gala. The party begins at 8:00pm on New Year's Eve and ends at 1:00am. Enjoy a lavish cocktail hour and gourmet dinner, including a 5 hour top shelf open bar, then dance and party the night away! Welcome in 2019 with the sounds of Absolute Entertainment, one of Long Island's premier DJ's. Black Tie Optional. $99 per Guest (Plus NYS Tax and Service). 10% Discount for groups of 10 or more! Click here for more information.

THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. "Le Grand New Year's Day" Auction on Tuesday, January 1st


On Tuesday, January 1st at 11:00am, THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. will hold "Le Grand New Year's Day" auction. The auction will be selling 18th and 19th century furniture, decorations and accessories! If you'd like to preview the items going up for auction, they will be on display Friday, Dec 28th from Noon to 7:00pm, Saturday, Dec 29th from 10:00am-4:00pm and on Monday, December 31st from 10:00am-3:00pm. THOS. CORNELL GALLERIES, LTD. is located at 152 South Country Road on Main Street in Bellport Village and their phone number is 631-289-9505. Click here for more information.

Register Today for New Year Sessions of Village Yoga Beginning January 7th

Village Yoga

As we enter into the New Year, it is a time for new beginnings, a time when we let fall away that which does not serve us and move forward to the next phase of our lives. In support of your health and well being, please consider joining our practice of Kripalu Yoga. The New Year 12-week sessions of Village Yoga's Kripalu Yoga on the Mat and Dynamic Chair Yoga for Health & Wellness will begin on Monday, January 7th. All classes meet in the Parish Hall of Christ Church, 64 South Country Rd., Bellport.

Give Yourself and Someone You Love the Gift of Yoga! A Framed and Personalized Gift Certificate from Village Yoga makes the perfect give for the Yogi in your life. Purchase a gift certificate for the full 12-session series for $200, half series (six sessions) for $100, or a "Taste of Yoga" (three sessions) for $50. Recipients may choose from four weekly Yoga on the Mat and Dynamic Chair Yoga classes.
Click here for more information.

Holiday Dinners "To Go" from the Bellport Country Club

Christmas to go

The Bellport Country Club is offering "Dinners to Go" during December for all of your at-home holiday party festivities! Why spend time shopping, cooking and cleaning this holiday season when you can spend all of that time with your family and friends? Click here for more information.

BHS Class of 2008 10 Year Reunion on Saturday, December 22nd


The Bellport High School Class of 2008 will hold their 10 year reunion at The Tap Room in Patchogue on Saturday, December 22nd from 6:00pm-9:00pm. This event is only for graduates of the class of 2008. Tickets are available via EventBrite until December 1st. Click here for more information.

News at Peter's on the Green


As you probably know, Peter’s on the green at the Bellport Village Golf Course, Peter’s Luncheonette in East Patchogue, and Peter's Kitchen in Ronkonkoma are all family owned and operated local businesses. While Peter’s on the Green will be closed for the season until the end of January, Peter’s Luncheonette will be open all winter long in East Patchogue, as well as Peter's Kitchen in Ronkonkoma. Stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at either location and you’ll see many of the same faces and friendly smiles. Click here for more information.

New Classified Ad: Piano for Sale


A new classified ad has been posted for a Roland KR4700 Digital Intelligent Piano  for sale. Click here for more information.

We Need Your Help...


In a world of lies and fake news,, now in its 15th year, remains your source for accurate local news and information, but we need your help. Our advertisers are great, but the fact remains that operates at a significant loss every year and is only able to continue because we support it out of our own pockets. Your subscribing for only 10 cents a day would make a big difference.

It’s a shame, but only a tiny number of our readers actually help support financially by becoming Subscribers. It’s time for you to consider stepping up and becoming a Subscriber for 2019 so that we can continue to support our community with news and information. Your help, by subscribing to for only 10 cents a day, that’s only $36.50 for the entire year, can be a big help in keeping going. If you can afford $50 or $100 for the year, that’s great, but if you can only afford $25, that will be appreciated too.

As usual, if you subscribe for at least $36.50 for the year, you’ll receive FREE Classified Ad Services for the entire year, including photos. If you place just one Classified Ad during the year, this service alone will pay for your subscription!

Please CLICK HERE for information on becoming a Subscriber for 201

New Recycling Rules Go Into Effect Wednesday, November 28th

New Recycling Rules

New Bellport Village recycling rules go into effect this Wednesday, November 28, 2018. The big change is that glass bottles and jars will no longer be recycled. The Town provides five locations where you’ll be able to bring glass for recycling, but the Village will no longer be picking up glass for recycling. Click here for more information.

Eileen Green Realty Posts Homes for Sale in Bellport Village and Brookhaven Hamlet

6 South Brewster

Eileen Green REalty


Eileen Green Realty has posted homes for sale in Bellport Village and Brookhaven Hamlet.

Bellport Village South: Darling Historic 1800′s Cottage, moved from Bellport Lane, features beautiful entry foyer, formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room with fireplace, office, 3 season room with French doors to yard, large country kitchen with magnificent tiled backsplash, stainless appliances, and granite countertops.  Click here for more information.

Brookhaven Hamlet: Pristine turn key Colonial in Brookhaven Hamlet. Immaculate in and out, this stunning home has a designer eat in kitchen with French doors to massive mahogany deck, formal dining room, library with gorgeous built-in’s, living room with fireplace and cathedral ceilings, den, laundry room, and powder room on the main floor.  Click here for more information.

Simply Moroccan Cuisine... Anything But Ordinary!

Simply Moroccan Cuisine

Planning a dinner party and want to do something different? Or maybe you want to try your hand at learning to cook something new? Why not try Simply Moroccan Cuisine!

Based in Bellport, Simply Moroccan Cuisine offers a bespoke dining experience for you and your guests in the comfort of your own home. Choose from a cooking class or simply have a meal prepared for you in a traditional Moroccan style.  Click here for more information.

This Holiday Season, Give Someone Special the
Ultimate Outdoor Living Gift from Designscapes of Long Island


Give a personalized landscape design complete with color images of their outdoor dreams. A perfect holiday and Christmas gift to get that outdoor living project started so everyone will enjoy in 2019. Call Designscapes of Long Island today and let them help make those dreams come to life!  Click here for more information.

New Letters to the Editor Posted

Letter to the Editor

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

Hiking on Long Island: "A Walk to the Breach" by Rich Weissmann


In his continuing series highlighting the many wonderful, but little known, opportunities to get out and enjoy the great outdoors on Long Island, this time, Rich Weissmann takes you for a walk to the breach. We’re sure you’ll enjoy the experience.  Click here for more information.

New Op-Ed Posted by Victor Principe: The Waterfront and Our Village


The following Op-Ed was submitted by local resident Victor Principe regarding the new Marina project being considered by the Village. Click here to read the Op-Ed.

November and December Events at the South Country Library

South Country Library

The South Country Library has released its list of events for November and December. Registration for adult programs is immediate and ongoing unless otherwise noted. Registration for November children's programs starts Thursday, November 1st at 9:30am. December children's program registration starts Saturday, December 1st at 9:30am. Click here for descriptions of the upcoming programs.

South Country Concerts Kicks off their 19th Season

South Country Concerts Performance

South Country Concerts welcomes you to join them for their 19th season of performances at Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 64 S. Country Rd., Bellport!

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. The acoustically superb Parish Hall of Christ Episcopal Church in Bellport offers a warm and intimate setting for you to experience live classical music close to home.
Click here for more information.

Increased Funding Available for Homeowners to Replace Old Cesspools and Septics

Reclaim our Water

An award of $10.025 million in State funding has allowed the Suffolk County Department of Health Services to increase the amounts of grants to homeowners who choose to replace their existing cesspools or septic systems with new Innovative/Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has announced. As part of an expansion of the County’s own Septic Improvement Program (SIP), homeowners who qualify under guidelines of the State Septic System Replacement Fund may be eligible to receive as much as $20,000 in combined County and State funding, according to the County Executive. The additional funding will make it less expensive for homeowners to voluntarily replace aging and failing cesspools with state-of-the-art technologies that significantly improve treatment, extend system life, and enhance safety.

“As the County continues its historic work to improve water quality, New York State has recognized Suffolk as the leading county statewide in the battle to reduce nitrogen pollution by awarding us 70 percent of the first year’s allocation under the State Septic Replacement Program,” said Bellone. “As I have said many times, replacing cesspools and septic systems is critical if we are to improve water quality, but it will never work unless we can make it affordable for homeowners. The County’s own program was an important step in the right direction, but the addition of this state funding will make it even easier for homeowners to replace their existing system with one designed to better protect the environment.”

Under the County’s Septic Improvement Program, homeowners can qualify for grants of up to $10,000 to replace their systems with new technologies which have been pilot tested and approved for use under the County’s Reclaim Our Water initiative. Under the State’s program approved in 2018, state funding can be added to local grants, making homeowners eligible for as much as $20,000 in combined County and State funding. The average cost of a system installed under the County program since it began is just under $22,000.

“The use of County and State grant funding can save homeowners who must replace their existing systems thousands of dollars, making it much more affordable to upgrade to a new IA system,” said Bellone. “Suffolk County is thankful to Governor Cuomo for his leadership in helping to make this state funding available, and for his strong support of our efforts to improve water quality.”

“Through this grant funding from New York State, Suffolk residents will be able to match the investment and commitment our county has already made to improving water quality,” said Majority Leader Kara Hahn, Chairwoman of the Legislature’s Environment, Planning and Agriculture Committee. “We all want to do right by our environment, but that obligation tends to wain the more significant the burden. With this additional funding, homeowners will have even greater incentive to replace antiquated cesspools and septic systems and find further proof that protecting our water won’t come at a unsustainable cost.”

Suffolk County has created an easy-to-use electronic application process for homeowners who qualify to apply. For more information, visit
. Awarded Constant Contact’s All Star Award... For the 6th Year in a Row!

Constant Contact All STar

For the 6th year in a row, has been selected by Constant Contact to receive their coveted "All Star Award" for 2017. Every spring, Constant Contact selects their All Star Award recipients for the prior year. With over 5 million customers, Constant Contact has been a leader in email marketing since 1995 and is one of the leading communications companies designed to help small businesses and non-profits communicate with the world. Click here for more information.

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

Photo of the Week

We're starting something new in our weekly email blasts... a "Featured Photo of the Week!" Your photo could be featured at the top of one of our weekly email blasts! 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!

The Classifieds Work!

Thank You