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Muttontown man seeks someone to ‘adopt’ his Frosty the Snowman

Muttontown's Richard Manfredi wants someone to adopt his

(Credit: Richard Manfredi)

Richard Manfredi says he doesn’t remember how much he paid for the 12-foot Frosty the Snowman figure he bought at Manhattan’s 69th Regiment Armory in 1978.

But the sign on the “jolly happy soul” makes it clear what he’s looking to get out of it.

It reads: “Cost: All you need is love.”

Manfredi and wife Mary are downsizing from their Muttontown home and moving to Southold. Frosty...

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Bayport-Blue Point prom queen Brooke Wilber dances through pain

Bayport-Blue Point High School junior Brooke Wilber, 17,

(Credit: Ursula Moore)

In April 2013, Brooke Wilber was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome, a chronic pain condition she developed shortly after a misstep getting off a ride at an amusement park.

The ailment started in her left foot, spread to the left side of her body and eventually affected both legs. She was in such bad shape that for a couple of months last summer, the 17-year-old used a wheelchair.


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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Friday, May 30, 2014

Suffolk police are looking for two men who

(Credit: SCPD)

Good morning, Long Island. Welcome to the LI Now Live post for Friday, May 30, 2014.

Here's the latest happenings on Long Island today. Check back often for the latest breaking news, traffic and weather alerts, LIRR delays and school updates.

(Mobile users can click the link below to access our live coverage.)


CrimeStoppers and Suffolk police are seeking help identifying...

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Roundup: MacArthur Airport to showcase famous local athletes

Travelers to Long Island MacArthur Airport can now take a look at Islip’s most notable athletes while in transit.

The Suffolk County Sports Hall of Fame unveiled a permanent exhibit at the Ronkonkoma airport Wednesday, focusing on more than a dozen famous athletes from the area.

“We tried to highlight some of our Islip Town residents that are in our hall of fame,” said Edward Morris,...

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Transient teen celebrates ‘home’ at Sacred Heart Academy prom

From left, Julia Murphy, 18, of Long Beach,

(Credit: Tara Conry)

While celebrating her senior prom at the Woodbury Country Club Thursday night with about 200 of her classmates, Sacred Heart Academy senior Maia Kelly said she was sad to be leaving them soon.

For the Oyster Bay resident, her four years at SHA, an all-girls Catholic school in Hempstead, marked the first time she truly felt she belonged to a community.

Although she was born in Manhattan,...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Thursday, May 29, 2014

As we wrap up Newsday's LI Now Live post for Thursday, May 29, 2014, catch up on some of the things that happened today on Long Island and traffic and transit advisories for this weekend.

Here's the latest happenings on Long Island today. Check back often for the latest breaking news, traffic and weather alerts, LIRR delays and school updates.

(Mobile users can click the link below to...

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Roundup: Town agency giving arts center $115G

North Hempstead’s Business and Tourism Development Corp. plans to award $115,000 to the Gold Coast Arts Center, funding a film festival and other programming.

The town’s quasi-governmental agency will spend $100,000 to fund programming and outreach for the center’s annual film festival this fall. The center will receive $15,000 for programming.

The center’s name was changed earlier this...

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Free Suffolk beach parking plan tightened to 105 degrees or more

Suffolk Legis. Jay Schneiderman, seen May 20, 2013.

(Credit: James Escher)

A proposal to give the Suffolk County executive the power to waive the $8 parking fees at county beaches on the hottest summer days has changed so he can act only if it swelters to 105 degrees or more.

The resolution, sponsored by Legis. Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk), was approved 4-1 by the county legislature’s parks committee after he limited the county executive’s power to when the National...

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Glen Cove taking steps to ban hookah bars

Glen Cove City Hall.

(Credit: T.C. McCarthy)

The Glen Cove City Council took a step toward banning hookah bars from the city Tuesday, referring an amendment to the city code to the planning board.

If the planning board approves the change or takes no action, the City Council will hold a public hearing and vote on the amendment this summer. “I want to ensure that going forward our community continues to be family friendly and does everything...

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Ridge senior spends eight months making her own prom dress

Max Crean, 17, of Farmingville, and Veronica Marrinan,

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Veronica Marrinan and date Max Crean glided across the dance floor at Giorgio’s in Baiting Hollow Wednesday night, laughing, smiling and playfully making fun of each other’s moves.

It was a proud night for Marrinan, because her dress didn’t come from a fancy boutique. She spent almost the entire school year making it herself before debuting it to 140 students at the Bishop McGann-Mercy High...

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