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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took over Mount Sinai Tuesday night as more than 500 people came to Heritage Park to help raise awareness and funds to battle amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Spelling out a human “ICE ALS” sign in the center, participants went one by one in succession around the perimeter, followed by those in and then in the middle, until they...Read more »
Long Beach’s four-men competitive lifeguard team earned a first-place award for the second year straight at the National Lifeguard Championships earlier this month in Virginia Beach.
The quartet won the landline rescue relay race, the premiere event of the competition, which is hosted by the United States Lifesaving Association. Long Beach is the first team in 15 years to win back-to-back...Read more »
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The historic La Grange Inn in West Islip is in the first phase of a plan to carefully move the centuries-old building for a new drugstore.
Bulldozers have started tearing down the inn’s newer catering wings and rear addition, part of a compromise between drugstore company CVS and fans of the inn to restore the building and move it to a corner of its lot.
CVS filed an application in 2012...Read more »
WILLISTON PARKStreet fair promises fun for the family
The Williston Day Street Fair, which organizers say will be an event for the whole family, will be held Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. along a nearly two-mile stretch of Hillside Avenue from Willis Avenue east to the Long Island Rail Road.
“Everyone in the village comes out for this and it’s a good time for local business...Read more »
Pizza, the saucy, cheesy, Friday-night go-to meal for many Long Island families, took the spotlight at the 3rd Annual Farmingville Street Fair held Sunday on Portion Road in Farmingville.
For the first time, the event included Pauly’s Pizza Eating Contest, which was born out of a discussion at last year’s fair.
“Not too many street fairs have a pizza eating contest built into it,” said...Read more »
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GRAND THEFT AUTO STOLEN
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A baby deer that paid a visit to a East Moriches house that was still under construction found itself trapped Sunday morning inside the home’s basement.
The Suffolk County Police received a call at 11:20 a.m. that the fawn was stuck inside the foundational walls of a property being erected at 116 Sycamore Dr., according to a police spokeswoman.
The police alerted the New York State Department...Read more »
Shannon Donadio turned to her restaurant’s bar menu for inspiration at the second annual Long Island Wing Fest.
The event, held Sunday at the Nutty Irishman of Bay Shore, pitted wings from 12 different local restaurants against one another for trophies and bragging rights.
“We have this shot called Cinnamon Toast Crunch,” said Donadio, who is the kitchen manager for The Nutty Irishman....Read more »
Signatures gathered for new ballot lines
State Assemb. Al Graf (R-Holbrook) and former Assemb. Dean Murray, who is looking to win back his seat, each filed petitions with nearly 5,000 signatures last week on a Stop Common Core ballot line.
The Democrats’ 3rd State Senate District candidate, Adrienne Esposito, filed petitions for her own independent ballot line, the...Read more »