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Community news from Asharoken to West Hills and every place in between.

East Northport crossing guard hit

The East Northport Fire Department responded to assist a Suffolk County School Crossing Guard who was struck by a car on Laurel Road and Bellerose Avenue, Tuesday morning.

The female guard sustained minor injuries, and was taken to Huntington Hospital by East Northport FD Rescue Squad ambulance. Units were led by Second Assistant Chief Joseph Ervin.

Photo and text by Steve Silverman,...

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Recent deaths in the community

ROOK - Jeffrey Keith, 46, of Dix Hills, on October 18, 2009. Happywonderful, loving, compassion ate man who leaves behind the love ofhis life Laura Landan Simon, his children David and Justin Rook,Brittany and Jack Simon, first wife Diann Rook, father and stepmother Eugene and Eve Rook, brother Robert Rook, half sister LaurenRook, the en tire Landan family, cousin Adam, uncle Robert and hislate...

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Whitman student wins University Women science award

“I couldn’t wait until I got to high school so I could take all the science classes I wanted,” said Whitman senior Laura Sharpe. “By the time I graduate I will have taken every science class Whitman offers.”

A passion for science is not surprising in this year’s winner of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Annual Science Award. Sharpe...

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East Northport man charged in sexual assault in Hampton Bays

An East Northport man  was charged with sexual assault of a fellow patient at a Hampton Bays drug treatment center, according to police.  The victim said she was fondled in a laundry room.  For more on the story, click here....

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Commack students get $8,100 grant to make energy-saving device

Commack High School was recently awarded a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant in the amount of $8,100 to create a device that reduces the standby power consumption of electrical devices in the home and office.  Commack is one of 15 high schools nationwide to be selected as an InvenTeam this year.

InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors that receive grants...

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Pet parade in Cold Spring Harbor

Howl-ween participants in 2007 (Newsday file photo.)

If you’re looking to be part of this year’s premier A-List fall event, then the picturesque Village of Cold Spring Harbor is the place to be on Saturday  (raindate Sunday) at noon for the 3rd Annual Howl-Ween Parade and Celebration. 

Once again, this spectacular star-studded celebration will take place...

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Recycling tour begins again

Councilman Stuart Besen recently kicked off his 2009-2010 town-wide recycling road show by speaking with more than 600 students, grades three through five, at the James H. Boyd Intermediate School in Elwood about the environmental importance of recycling.

The genesis of Besen's School Recycling Program, entitled: S.T.A.R.T (Schools/Town Actively Recycling Together) began in 2006, when...

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House fire in Asharoken

The Northport Fire Department responded to an early morning blaze that damaged a home at 2 Beach Plum Drive in Asharoken on Tuesday.

The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire, which was reported to authorities at 5:20 a.m. by an automatic fire alarm. Northport firefighters and Asharoken Police arrived to find a working fire with flames coming from the roof. Mutual aid was requested...

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Newt Gingrich in Huntington

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and co-author William R. Forstchen discuss and sign "To Try Men's Souls: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom" at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Book Revue in Huntington.

The store’s Web site says the book, published by Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's, “follows three men with three very different roles to play...

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How 2 Huntington art students spent their summer vacation

Brianna Jones and Megan Hansen

Two local students were awarded scholarships by the Huntington Arts Council to study music and art during the summer at the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.

“The scholarship program is funded in part by the Aboff family [of painting and decorating fame] and in part by the Usdan Center. The council chose those students because...

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