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GOP looks to keep majority in Southampton Town

Former Southampton Supervisor Linda Kabot.

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Southampton Republicans have tapped former Supervisor Linda Kabot and two political newcomers to keep a GOP-aligned majority on the town board.

Kabot, who served as supervisor from 2008 through 2009 and was a councilwoman from 2002 through 2007, will face Independence Party member Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, the town Republican Party announced after a meeting on Tuesday.

Kabot was...

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Summer after Sandy: See what's rebuilt, what isn't

The oceanfront beaches in Montauk lost nearly 75

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The images taken in the immediate aftermath of superstorm Sandy stand as a reminder of the deadliest and most destructive storm to hit the East Coast in years.

As summer quickly approaches, some areas of Long Island have made a complete recovery while others still have a long way to go.

From Long Beach to Montauk, reactions from business owners and residents are a mixed sense of hope...

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Suffolk health clinic merger plan criticized by union activists

An exterior view of the Jenny and John

(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Union activists criticized Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s administration for planning to merge two South Fork health clinics, claiming the county did not follow legal procedures and maintaining the move is a first step that will lead to the layoff of more county workers.

A half-dozen foes, including Association of Municipal Employees executive vice president Michael Finland, appeared...

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Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda film movie in Munsey Park

Tina Fey and Jason Bateman (in shorts) shoot

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Megan Herschlein stood across the street from a movie set in Munsey Park Wednesday afternoon, determined to stay as long as she needed to catch a glimpse of one of the film’s stars.

She didn’t have to wait long, though. Minutes later, Tina Fey and Jason Bateman appeared on the front lawn of a home located on the corner of Burnham Place and Park Avenue. Fey, wearing a white blouse and black...

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Mitt Romney, Mickey Mouse outvoted for Massapequa school board

Birch Lane Elementary School was built in 1955

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With no one on the ballot Tuesday for the one available school board seat in Massapequa, filling the three-year term came down to write-in votes, which were counted manually until about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

When the tally was done, local tree service company owner Tim Taylor had been elected with 702 votes. No surprise there: He has served on the board for the past six years but hadn’t filed...

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Hempstead Village police step up seat belt enforcement

The Village of Hempstead Police Department, in cooperation with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, is cracking down on drivers who don’t buckle up.

Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. and Police Chief Michael McGowan announced the police department will participate in the statewide “Buckle Up New York” seat belt enforcement mobilization campaign.

“The safety of our residents continues to be...

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Relief fair in Bellmore for Sandy victims

Representatives from the state Department of Financial Services

(Credit: Bill Kelly)

Representatives from the state Department of Financial Services will attend a “resource fair” for superstorm Sandy victims in Bellmore Thursday.

The DFS representatives will “help Nassau County residents with applications for federal assistance, as well as provide help with insurance issues,” the agency said in a statement. The Sandy Relief Fair & Resource Fair takes place from 9 a.m....

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'Sean Lives On' DJ bash in Island Park to honor teen

Sean Riley, of Island Park, lost his battle

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Zach Kardisch didn’t know Sean Riley very well. Both attended Schechter Upper School in Williston Park, but Kardisch, 19, was only in the seventh grade when Riley, a junior, died in December 2007 from cancer. Still, for the past five years, Kardisch has been committed to keeping his schoolmate’s memory alive.

Kardisch and two of his friends — Schechter seniors Jeff Richards and Phil Roth —...

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Long Island best friends win nearly $23G on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Sheila Campbell, left, of Miller Place, and Colleen

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Having been friends for 49 years, Sheila Campbell and Colleen Finegan often finish each other’s sentences.

But their tight bond also helped them finish the phrases presented to them during the May 15 episode of “Wheel of Fortune.”

Playing as a team, Campbell, 56, of Miller Place, and Finegan, 57, of Bellport, beat out fellow Long Islanders Chris Tsalikis, of Ridge, and Kevin Edelman,...

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Voters weigh in on school budgets, candidates

A sign urging for a "yes" vote across

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SOUTH COUNTRY As voters traipsed in and out of Bellport Middle School Tuesday afternoon, they spoke of the choice of supporting the school budget or reigning in costs.

"I passed it, because it's for the kids," said Danette Washington of Bellport, who has two kids attending district schools.

Kathy DiFranco, also of Bellport, said she supported the budget even without a personal...

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