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'Rock scrambling run' on Day 4 in Bayville

Two people run along the Long Island Sound

(Credit: Tara Conry)

As my fourth day in Bayville for Newsday’s “Town Focus” comes to an end, it’s become clear to me just how close-knit the community really is. The connections that exist among residents are almost unbelievable.

For those familiar with the “six degrees of Kevin Bacon” game, I’d venture to say that you could probably play something similar here in Bayville, linking any one resident to any other...

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Substance abuse forums to be held throughout Nassau County

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano;'s administration will offer a series of community forums with a panel of experts on substance abuse treatment, recovery, criminal justice and law enforcement, answering questions on dealing with those close to you who have a substance abuse problem.

“You can get your loved one help and hope by attending one of our community forums,” Mangano said in a...

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'Fox and Friends' host, Massapequa native Brian Kilmeade gets NCAA award on air

Josh Looney, assistant director of NCAA Division II,

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"Fox and Friends" host Brian Kilmeade spent some time outside Fox News Studios in Manhattan on Wednesday morning, showing off some old college soccer skills.

It was far from a normal day on set for Kilmeade, a Massapequa native. During the show, the former C.W. Post Pioneers soccer player was presented with the NCAA Division II Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award was in honor...

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Plan for rezoning industrial land in Port Washington meets opposition

A public hearing on a proposed industrial building in Port Washington is expected to draw a crowd of residents in opposition at Thursday night’s North Hempstead Town Board meeting.

The plan calls for rezoning about five acres of town-owned land on West Shore Road from residential to industrial for the headquarters of Dejana Industries, which proposes to build a terminal headquarters at the...

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Harbor seal spotted sunbathing at Stehli Beach in Bayville

A harbor seal was lounging at Stehli Beach

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As the first visitor to Stehli Beach in Bayville arrived around 9 a.m. Thursday, lifeguards Haydon Taylor and Eamonn Boyd made their way to the lifeguard stand to assume their post. That’s when they discovered that there was already a bathing beauty that slipped in before they arrived.

Directly in front of the lifeguard stand, a large, gray, harbor seal was basking in the sunshine a few feet...

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Kent Animal Shelter takes in 15 rescued puppies from Grand Bahama

Fifteen puppies were rescued from Grand Bahama and

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No strangers to a heat wave, 15 puppies rescued from an overcrowded Grand Bahama animal shelter have been enjoying their relocation to Long Island, playing in kiddie-pools this week at the East End shelter that rescued them.

The dogs were brought to the Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton for veterinary attention and to be put up for adoption. They were flown in from the overcrowded Humane Society...

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Patchogue’s Carnegie Library moves 300 feet to permanent home

The 105-year-old Carnegie Library in Patchogue was moved

(Credit: Newsday Jeffrey Basinger)

The century-old Carnegie Library found a permanent home yesterday — roughly 300 feet away in the same parking lot where it has sat since last summer.

The 2,300-square-foot historic building, which has been unoccupied for years, was moved from behind Suffolk County District Court and placed next to the structure near the corner of West Main Street and West Avenue.

“The fact that we can...

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Long Beach reduces speed limit on two main stretches

Park Avenue is home to most of the

(Credit: T.C. McCarthy, 2011)

The Long Beach City Council reduced the citywide speed limit to 30 mph in a unanimous vote Tuesday night.

The city previously allowed speed up to 35 mph on sections of two of its main thoroughfares, Long Beach Boulevard and East Park Avenue.

The speed limit reduction does not apply to streets where the limit is already less than 30 mph, city officials said.

City officials said...

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Suffolk County enacts stricter standards for installing and maintaing backyard pools

Kids and teens cool off in the backyard

(Credit: Nicole Horton)

Legislation requiring new standards for those who install and maintain residential pools and spas and mandating stiffer penalties for those who break those regulations was signed into law Wednesday by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

Bellone was joined with Legis. William Spencer (D-Centerport) at a Halesite home to announce the county’s pool safety and consumer protection program,...

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Visually impaired get surfing lessons in Long Beach

Members of Camp Abilities, an athletic camp for

(Credit: Amy Onorato)

Ariel Bergman, 13, of Bellmore, sat in the middle of her surfboard on the Atlantic Ocean wrapped in a life jacket, waiting for the next wave.

Treading water next to her was surf instructor Brian Olson, 29, who also served as an extra pair of eyes; Bergman is visually impaired and it was her first time out on the water to surf. Her father, Brian Bergman, 46, watched from the sandy Long Beach...

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