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Week in Review: CVS Proposal for La Grange, Islip Town Tax Hike Fires Up Residents

Catch up on the top headlines from the past week.

Pharmacy Proposed to Replace Former La Grange Inn

A pharmacy may be built at the site of the former La Grange Inn, according to an agenda item posted on the Town of Islip website.

The Town of Islip Planning Board will hold a hearing for the zoning change and special permit application regarding a proposed pharmacy and retail space at the corner of Montauk Highway and Higbie Lane on Thursday, October 25.

Potential 65 Percent Islip Town Tax Hike Fires Up Residents

The Islip Town Board got an earful Tuesday from residents who are not too pleased with a preliminary 2013 budget proposal that would raise Town taxes by 65 percent–or $225 a year for the average homeowner.

John Thomas Gaffney Golf Outing Raises More Than $20K

The First Annual John Thomas Gaffney Memorial Golf Outing proved to be a huge success as the event Monday raised more than $20,000.

Founded by John’s parents, Teri and Kevin Gaffney and Keith McGurk — Teri’s cousin— funds raised at the event held at The Hamlet at Willow Creek in Mt. Sinai will benefit the charity named to remember the 5-year old West Islip boy.

Hershey's Selling Pink Cakes For Breast Cancer Awareness

Hershey's Ice Cream of West Islip is selling "Eat For The Cure" ice cream cakes throughout the month of October to support breast cancer awareness.

Fifty percent of the proceeds from every cake sold during the month will be donated to the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Blink Fitness Gives Breast Cancer The Boot

Blink Fitness is the latest local business to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month and support the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition.

The newly opened gym is running a special boot camp event on Sunday, Oct. 28, in which all proceeds will be donated to the WIBCC.

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