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They said what? Take the quiz on quotes by notable Long Islanders

Jerry Seinfeld visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy

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There's an old proverb that goes, "Speak and the man shall be shown."  

Well, these 10 notable (quotable) Long Islanders have spoken. Can you identify who they are? Take our quiz. The answers may surprise you.

We'll see if their words have echoed in time, or if one famous Long Islander was correct when he wrote, “Nothing endures but personality qualities."

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Herricks uses Facebook to ensure no two prom dresses are alike

Zaynam Mossolem, 17, shows off her head-to-toe pink

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Herricks High School prides itself in its diverse student body. From top hats to sequins, students also enjoyed showing off their individuality through their fashion choices during Monday’s prom at the Venetian Yacht Club in Babylon. Zaynam Mossolem, 17, stole the show with her head-to-toe pink ensemble.

“We all want to dress differently,” Mossolem said.

Her senior class created a Facebook...

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Brookhaven to vote on North Bellport land-use plan

The Brookhaven Town Board is to vote on

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Town board to vote on land-use plan

The Brookhaven Town Board is to vote on Tuesday to accept a land-use plan for a struggling neighborhood in North Bellport.

The plan will be posted on the town website, brookhaven.org, Wednesday, and a public hearing will be held on July 10, Supervisor Edward P. Romaine said last week.

Members of the Greater Bellport Coalition,...

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Patricia Godek, North Babylon superintendent, to retire

Moody’s Investors Service affirmed North Babylon School District’s

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North Babylon School Superintendent Patricia Godek has announced that she will retire Dec. 31, bringing to a close a 40-year career in education.

Godek has led the district for three and a half years as it adopted new Common Core standards and weathered a difficult 2013-14 budget year when voters initially rejected the proposed budget.

Godek started working in the district six years...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Monday, June 23, 2014

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County police

Good afternoon, Long Islanders and welcome to another week.

We've wrapped the live Long Island Now daily post for Monday, June 23, 2014,  but here's a look at some of the stories we've been following. 

Scroll down to get information about local meetings that Newsday will be covering tonight and also see a daily roundup of Twitter and Instagram updates from Newsday and its reporters.


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Brookhaven board expected to approve Ronkonkoma complex

A rendering of proposed new buildings on Main

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Plans to build a residential and retail complex near the Ronkonkoma train station are expected to be approved Tuesday by the Brookhaven Town Board.

The $475 million project, known as the Ronkonkoma Hub, may include as many as 1,450 apartments, 195,000 square feet of retail space, and 350,000 square feet of office and medical facilities.

The town board has scheduled a series of votes...

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Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival a hit in Selden

A crowd gathers at the third-annual Beer Fields

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Microbrew aficionados gathered for the third-annual Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival at Pennysaver Amphitheater in Selden on Saturday.

Among them was Keith Collins, who trekked in from Brooklyn to sample some of the 200 beers from 100 Long Island and nationwide breweries that set up booths on the theater’s grassy grounds.

“I sometimes drink Bud Light and Miller Lite, but as...

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Great Neck board considers development's impact; Sayville resident wins scholarship


Impact of apartment plan will be studied

The Great Neck Village planning board has chosen two consultants to study the socio-economic impact of a developer’s plan to replace a rent-stabilized apartment complex with market-rate housing.

The board last week selected Melville-based Nelson, Pope & Voorhis LLC and a Columbia University professor to study “disparate impact”...

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Mattituck High School celebrates 100th graduation

Mattituck High School salutatorian Christine Bieber, 17, of

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Mattituck High School recognized more than the graduating class of 2014 on Saturday. It also marked 100 years presenting students with diplomas.

As part of the centennial celebration, the school invited past graduates to represent each of the school's 10 decades.

Vera Smith, 87, of Mattituck, was invited to represent the graduates of the 1940s. Smith, the 1944 valedictorian, said she...

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Roundup: Suffolk to approve B&B in East Hampton lighthouse

The Committee for the Restoration of the Cedar

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The Suffolk County Legislature will allow a nonprofit to run a bed-and-breakfast inside the Cedar Island Lighthouse once it is renovated, to raise funds for the lighthouse’s maintenance.

The legislature voted 17-0 on Tuesday to extend an existing license agreement with the nonprofit, Lighthouse Inc., through 2029. The agreement allows the group to use two rooms in the lighthouse for a bed-and-breakfast.


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