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Bill Bleyer

Along with colleague Emily Ngo, I cover Oyster Bay Town, its 16 incorporated villages and the City of Glen Cove. My connection to the town began when I was one year old and my mother bought a summer bungalow in Bayville. I have covered the town on and off for 38 years, first as a part-time reporter for an Oyster Bay weekly newspaper while in college, then as editor of the weekly and periodically in my 31 years at Newsday.

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Ray Kelly joins board of Long Island's Museum of American Armor

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly addresses a news

(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, a Marine Corps veteran, is joining the board of the Museum of American Armor.

The museum, previously located at the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, is building its own 25,000-square-foot facility at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.

The new museum is scheduled to open, at least partly, on June 6, the...

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South Farmingdale fire district ratings upgraded by Moody's

The South Farmingdale Fire Department, which includes Engine

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the South Farmingdale Fire District’s general obligation bond rating from A1 to Aa3.

The action is a result of Moody’s new local government general obligation methodology and affects $3.6 million in debt.

The upgrade “reflects the district’s sizable tax base with high wealth levels, minimal debt burden, and stable financial position,” Moody’s officials...

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