Community news and feature stories from Bay Shore and the surrounding areas will be making their way into people’s inboxes with more regularly from here on out.

That’s because has been accepted for inclusion in Google News., an independently owned news website that has been producing high-quality content since our soft launch on May 31, was accepted to Google News through the Google News Publisher Center on Tuesday.

Among other things, this means anyone signed up for Google Alerts related to the village and hamlets within the coverage area will have our stories emailed to them daily, weekly, or as they’re published.

And we’re publishing a lot — often several times a day.

“I’ve been looking forward to this day,” said the site’s publisher, Michael White. “Now everyone in the area, especially those not so engaged in social media, can sign up for Google Alerts and look forward to finding top-notch writing and reporting about their neighbors and their neighborhoods in their inboxes every day.”

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Looking to keep up with A great place to start is to sign up for Google Alerts using search terms like Bay Shore, Brightwaters, Islip or East Islip.

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