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Tim Healy

Tim Healy has been an editor at Newsday since 1979. He is responsible for much of the LI Life section on Sundays and is also helping develop this very local portion of Newsday's Web site devoted to covering all the communities in the town of Huntington.

A goal is to find residents who will volunteer to regularly contribute stories about those communities. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail us at lilife@newsday.com with contact information.

Melville lawyer deals with boxers and briefs

Paul Hyl trains with boxing coach Tony Fortunato

Since mid-August, 34-year-old Melville attorney Paul Hyl has been training three times a week to prepare for a boxing charity event next month. Assuming the title “The Probator,” Hyl, and more than 20 other volunteers, will box for Long Island’s Fight for Charity to benefit The Genesis School, Long Island Community...

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Police reports: Dix Hills, East Northport, Eatons Neck, Greenlawn, Huntington, Huntington Station

Dix HillsA GPS navigating device and tools were discovered stolen Oct. 20 from a 1998 Dodge parked on Euclid Avenue. The driver-side window was broken to gain access.

East NorthportA home on Valewood Lane was broken into Oct. 19. Jewelry was stolen.

A light post fixture was discovered stolen Oct. 19 from the front of school property on Elwood Road.

Power tools were discovered stolen...

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Recent deaths from the community

GIANONE - Jo-Ann, of East Northport, NY, on October 26, 2009, at theage of 66 years. Beloved wife of Frank. Loving mother of SusanBallarano and her husband Vincent, Lisa Vasile and her husband Scott,Diana Gianone and John Gianone. Cherished grandmother of seven. Alsosurvived by her dear aunt Lucille Ossmann and her husband Herbert.Visiting Wednesday 2-5pm and 7-9pm at Brueggemann Funeral Home, 522Larkfield...

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"Rocky Horror" and fetish photog at gallery in Greenlawn

Ripe Art Gallery is pleased to announce . . . Halloween is coming! And we're celebrating Halloween 2009 with a weekend of great events.

On Friday, Mischief Night, we are showing "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" starting at 8pm. All are invited in costume and with all the props. And then, on Halloween Eve, October 31, our Annual Halloween costume party featuring the photography of...

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Student group meets in Greenlawn to help sophomore

Compassion Without Borders, a new group of high school students from across Suffolk County, met at Harborfields High School in Greenlawn last week to plan their first project -- raising money for the Dylan's Footprint foundation to help Dylan Thompson, 16, a Harborfields sophomore who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Samantha Colanussi, left, a 17-year-old Harborfields senior...

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Greenlawn 'triangle' spruced up

Suffolk County Legis. Steve Stern (D-Huntington) joined with civic leaders, representatives of BAE Systems, Inc., and local landscapers earlier this month to dedicate the newly restored “triangles’ at Pulaski Road and Central Avenue in Greenlawn.  

For years, the area had been in disrepair.   Through a cooperative effort with the Suffolk County Department...

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Reminder: You need to register

Just a reminder that starting Wednesday, Oct. 28, you need to be registered with us to view HuntingtonLocal and the rest of the Newsday Web site for free. It’s a simple process you can start by clicking here....

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Fort Salonga cemetery rededicated

Terry Reid of the Northport Historical Society, Anton Angelich, project coordinator, Frank Konop of the Fort Salonga Civic Association, Janice Hanlon, descendent of the Sammis family, Ron LeVine, president of the McGill Alumni Association of New York, Town Historian Robert C. Hughes and Councilwoman Susan A. Berland.

Councilwoman Susan A. Berland joined the McGill Alumni Association...

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Arrest in December slaying

A Melville woman found dead in her home in December was choked to death by her heroin-addicted son-in-law when she caught him robbing her, Suffolk authorities said Tuesday.

The suspect, Brandon Palladino, 23, who lives two blocks away with his wife, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday in a Riverhead courtroom.

Here are the details of today's court action. ...

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Commack sportsmanship award

The New York State Public Athletic Association has once again honored the Commack School District’s Athletic Program with the "Good Sports Promotion Award." This award is presented to the schools that display the programs, policies, procedures and structures within the school and community to promote good sportsmanship in their athletic program and district.

Athletic...

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