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New Poquott Village Board to be sworn in Monday

A new Poquott Village Board majority will be sworn in Monday before the board’s annual organizational meeting.

Incoming Mayor Dolores Parrish and new trustees John Pesek and Edward Schmidt are scheduled to take the oaths of office during a 6:30 p.m. ceremony in a park outside Village Hall, 45 Birchwood Ave.

The new board members will join holdover trustees Carol Lane and Kathleen Matthews...

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Wi-Fi installed on Long Beach boardwalk

Cablevision has launched Optimum Wi-Fi for customers along

(Credit: T.C. McCarthy)

Cablevision has launched Optimum Wi-Fi for customers along the 2.2-mile Long Beach boardwalk.

The company installed 60 Internet hot spots running along the beach, available for Optimum customers to connect on cellphones, laptops and tablets.

The boardwalk was rebuilt and reopened last year after it was destroyed by superstorm Sandy. The boardwalk’s Wi-Fi comes in addition to 350 hot...

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North Babylon school district’s credit rating affirmed

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

(Credit: David Reich-Hale)

Moody’s Investors Service affirmed North Babylon School District’s credit rating, citing the district’s strong finances.

The agency announced last week it was assigning an Aa3 rating to $16 million in refunding serial bonds expected to be issued Tuesday.

It also affirmed the same rating for $33.6 million of the district’s previously issued debt.

Moody’s said the moves reflected...

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What defines Long Island? Cast your vote in Newsday's tournament

Newsday is pitting 64 local foods, attractions, celebrities

The second round of Newsday's "That's SO Long Island" competition concludes at 5 p.m. today, so before we crown our final 16, jump in and vote.

Funny men Billy Crystal, of Long Beach, and Jerry Seinfeld, a Massapequa High School graduate, are locked in a close battle, with less than 100 votes separating the comedians.

Barring a miraculous comeback, wrestling hero Mick Foley and "Frozen"...

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Glen Cove’s Eva Casale running 7 marathons in 7 days to fight cancer

Glen Cove's Eva Casale, 49, stretches at Morgan

(Credit: Tara Conry)

Glen Cove resident Eva Casale resisted the urge to go for a run Sunday, and instead spent the day relaxing at home and at the beach. It was a rare day off from training for the 49-year-old ultramarathoner, but she knew she needed to rest for the challenge that awaits her.

Starting Monday afternoon, Casale will be running seven marathons in seven consecutive days, logging a total of 183.4 miles...

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Rain doesn't stop Kayla Knight from being crowned Miss Wantagh

Kayla Knight, 16, is all smiles after being

(Credit: Marlo Jappen)

Rain following the Wantagh Fourth of July parade did not dampen the spirits of the eight teens in gowns and sashes waiting to hear who would be crowned Miss Wantagh.

The ceremony was held in the auditorium of Wantagh Elementary School Friday. The pageant winner is usually crowned outside the school, but due to the weather forecast it was held indoors for only the second time in the pageant’s...

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4th of July fireworks rescheduled; live updates from around Long Island

People watch Grucci Fireworks burst over the Brookhaven

(Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara)

A rainy Fourth of July weather forecast is dampening Independence Day plans on Long Island.

The Port Jefferson fireworks show, which had been set to go off on Friday night, has been moved to Saturday.

Meanwhile, Glen Cove has revised its holiday weekend schedule. Tonight's Downtown Sounds concert will take place at 7:30 p.m., rain or shine.

The Northwinds Symphonic Band concert...

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Beautifying John F. Kennedy HS Bellmore 1 brick at a time

Examples of the bricks people can purchase as

(Credit: JFK Bellmore)

Alumni of John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore are joining forces to beautify their school for years to come. By piecing together personal messages engraved on customizable bricks, past and present students, teachers, and local businesses are contributing to a new walkway in an effort to beautify the area around the high school’s sports fields.

Headed by JFK Alumni Inc., the high school's...

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Marine comes home, surprises son at Holbrook karate class

Mikey Ortiz, 9, wraps his arms around father

(Credit: Tara Conry)

When Mikey Ortiz arrived at Busto’s Martial Arts in Holbrook Thursday afternoon, the 9-year-old Farmingville boy thought he was just there for a private lesson, a belated birthday gift.

After stepping onto the mat of the dojo, his sensei, Matthew Federico, surprised him with a test, one that would end with him achieving a blue belt.

But a much bigger surprise was waiting in Federico’s...

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Islip harbor police eye boaters during July 4 holiday

Town of Islip Councilman Anthony Senft implored boaters

(Credit: David Pokress)

ISLIP TOWN

Police eye boaters during July 4 holiday

Islip Town harbor police will be monitoring the seas this July 4 holiday.

Town Councilman Anthony Senft on Thursday implored boaters to use designated pilots if they are planning to drink alcohol on their vessels.

“We live in one of the most pristine, beautiful places in this country, on the shores of the Great South Bay,”...

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