Author Archives: bshupe

About bshupe

Reference Librarian at the Mastics - Moriches - Shirley Community Library. Resident of Mastic Park. Advocate for local history preservation and information sharing.

Hello Fall…..

Hope everyone enjoyed the Summer. Please take a look at my latest story on the J.W. Masury Estate found in my series here. As many of you may know, we have an excellent Local History collection here at your public … Continue reading

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Wishing everyone a Happy 4th!!!!

Hoping everyone enjoys their Independence Day celebrations. Thought you might like to see this letter written by our own William Floyd on July 4th 1821, one month before his death on August 4th of the same year.  By that time … Continue reading

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Spring 2019

Good news, groundhog Holtsville Hal has predicted an early Spring. Looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day and warmer weather. If your bored and need something to read, be sure and check out my latest article, no. 16, “Of Books, Billboards … Continue reading

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Winter 2019

Wanted to touch base with all my readers. Happy New Year to all of you who take the time to read this. This year is kind of special for the Mastic Peninsula Local History Society as its the 20 year … Continue reading

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Fall 2018

Wanted to let all of you know that I’ve added story no. 14 in my “our forgotten past series”, a little something about Lawrence Sperry.  Had a great time this past weekend attending the 2018 Longwood Fair with my friends … Continue reading

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How many names can one river have?..

Check out my latest post in the…“our forgotten past series” to find out. Recently attended the 300th anniversary of the Floyd property purchase at the William Floyd Estate on July 7th. Hope your all enjoying this great Summer weather and … Continue reading

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Bored!? Need something to read?

Check out my latest article, no. 12 in the “our forgotten past series” on how Great Gun Beach got its name. -Brad

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