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Port Jefferson animal rescue's Fur Ball raises $15G

Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center founder and

(Credit: Karen Forman)

Heather Brin and her 10-year-old son, Neil Shady, foster kittens for Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center in Port Jefferson.

Thursday night they were among the 200 people enjoying Save-A-Pet’s 12th Annual Fur Ball, held at Flowerfield in St. James.

“I got this suit for the fundraiser,” Neil said. “I love Save-A-Pet and I love to foster kittens. It’s really fun.”

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Wyandanch High School's Jamie Ward turns award into road trip for students' futures

Jamie Ward, guidance counselor at Wyandanch High School

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Jamie Ward has spent 11 years counseling Wyandanch High School students, advocating for them to be exposed early on to the benefits of higher education.

After years of bringing high school and middle school students to visit local college campuses, requiring them to practice submitting college applications and attend orientations, she was recognized for her efforts — and was determined to...

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Southwest adds seasonal MacArthur Airport flights

A Southwest Airline flight at MacArthur Airport in

(Credit: Chris Ware)

Southwest Airlines added five seasonal nonstop flights to its Long Island MacArthur Airport lineup last week in anticipation of spring break travel.

Southwest started 2013 with 13 flights departing from MacArthur, and will be up to 18 for February with added flights to Florida destinations: Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando and West Palm Beach.

In March, Southwest will take...

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Farmers market to open Saturday in Baldwin

The Baldwin Chamber of Commerce works with local

(Credit: Amy Onorato)

The Baldwin Civic Association Inc.’s Potential New Business Committee, in partnership with G&G Long Island Farmers Markets, will hold the grand opening of Baldwin’s first indoor farmers market Saturday.

The Baldwin Farmers Market will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April 1. The winter market will be in the Baldwin American Legion Post 246, on 2754 Grand Ave.

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Sandy insurance meetings in Seaford Saturday

Beached and damaged house barges on Ocean Avenue

(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Representatives of the state Department of Financial Services continue to visit locations in Nassau County to help homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by superstorm Sandy.

The department’s representatives can meet with residents inside the agency’s Mobile Command Center Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Cedar Creek Park, Merrick...

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'Grievance Day' in Sag Harbor Tuesday

View of the downtown area in Sag Harbor.

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Tuesday is “Grievance Day” in Sag Harbor, the day when local property owners can go to Village Hall to complain that their homes or businesses are overassessed for tax purposes.

Assessments are set by each town in Suffolk. Many villages use town records to determine property values, which means those residents must file complaints with the town assessor; they can also go to the town “Grievance...

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Students restore '53 Dodge so Sag Harbor man can honor son, Jordan Haerter, killed in Iraq

Christian Haerter, 55, of Sag Harbor, takes a

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Christian Haerter sat in the driver’s seat and couldn't tear his eyes off the hood of his 1953 Dodge M37 Power Wagon.

It made him proud to see an airbrushed painting of his son, Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter, a Marine killed by a car bomb in Iraq in 2008 at the age 19, in military uniform standing in front of an American flag.

Haerter purchased the classic military vehicle for $6,500 two...

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Three announce run for Amityville mayoral race

A view of downtown Amityville. (June 5, 2011)

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

In what will be the most significant turnover of elected leadership in Amityville Village in more than a decade, three candidates have said they will run for mayor next month — James Wandell, an accountant, board of trustees member Edward Johnson and deputy mayor Peter Casserly.

Six newcomers also have said they will challenge for two trustees’ seats.

The vacancies opened when Mayor...

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Election next month for Greenport trustees

Greenport Village on April 18, 2011.

(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Greenport Village residents will vote next month to select two trustees for the village board, the first election for a village position on the East End this year.

Three candidates, including incumbent Mary Bess Phillips, filed by the Wednesday deadline to run in the March 19 contest. Most village elections are held either in March or June.

The other candidates in Greenport are Julia...

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Nassau programs for Sandy victims

Larry Elliott and Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano

(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano announced Wednesday a new network of programs and financial assistance to help victims of superstorm Sandy.

*The Community Development Corp. of Long Island offers emergency home repair loans of up to $5,000 to assist homeowners whose incomes are less than 120 percent of area median income. Call 631-471-1215, ext. 125 or email homeloan@cdcli.org.

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