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David Reich-Hale

David Reich-Hale is an online community news editor. He was previously an associate editorial director at Patch.com, where he oversaw the editorial and business operation of the company's New York sites. Prior to that, he was the editor of Long Island Business News, and before that he held positions with American Banker/Thomson Financial and National Underwriter. Reich-Hale has been an adjunct professor at Hofstra and graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a journalism degree. He is from Trumbull, Connecticut.

What we know about Ebola in New York: Officials' statements

Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, of Manhattan, shown on

Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, of Manhattan, shown on his LinkedIn profile, cared for Ebola patients in Guinea and has tested positive for the Ebola virus, officials said. He is being treated at Bellevue Hospital Center. (Credit: LinkedIn)

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Craig Spencer tests positive for Ebola in NYC: What we know so far

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Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, of Manhattan, shown on his LinkedIn profile, cared for Ebola patients in Guinea and has tested positive for the Ebola virus, officials said. He is being treated at Bellevue Hospital Center. (Credit: LinkedIn)

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Cops: Suspect in Westbury bank robbery sought

A male suspect is being sought by police

A male suspect is being sought by police in connection with a Sept. 15 robbery at the Capital One Bank in Westbury. (Credit: NCPD)

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Long Island's history, in relics

The book cover from F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The

A piece of wood from the Long Beach boardwalk.

A cannon from 1812.

The cover from F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby."

A lunar module toy.

Those four items are among the 19 relics we've selected to start telling the story of Long Island's history.

The list will continue to grow, and we would like your input.

If you'd like to recommend an artifact, let us...

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Smoke condition leads to evacuation of some NUMC patients

Ground-floor patients at Nassau University Medical Center were

Ground-floor patients at Nassau University Medical Center were evacuated Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, after welders working on the new primary care center created a smoke condition, according to a NUMC statement. NUMC is pictured here on Nov. 20, 2013. (Credit: Barry Sloan)

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Study: Chance of hitting deer in New York rises slightly

New Yorkers have a slightly better chance of

New Yorkers have a slightly better chance of hitting a deer than the average U.S. driver, according to statistics released Monday by State Farm Insurance Co. Pictured is a deer on Fire Island on Aug. 27, 2014. (Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)

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Roundup: Bluegrass festival in Copiague, boating seminar in Wantagh

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LI bluegrass festival set for Saturday

The 12th annual Long Island Bluegrass Festival will take place Saturday in Copiague.

Working with the Bluegrass Club of Long Island, the nonprofit Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts (BACCA) and Babylon Town are sponsoring the event, which will run from noon to 7 p.m. in Tanner Park. There will be two stages with music throughout...

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