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Lucy Sumner, of East Northport, left her native village of Bompehtoke in Sierra Leone right after high school to attend college in the United States.
Now 69, Sumner gives back to her hometown through her nonprofit, The Magic Penny, created in 2003 to help provide educational opportunities for Bompehtoke and surrounding communities.
So when the Ebola virus outbreak hit Sierra Leone in...Read more »
It was hot and muggy for Huntington Station’s fifth annual Unity in Community Awareness Day Parade, creating a true dog day for some of the parade’s four-legged participants.
Dogs up for adoption from Huntington-based Little Shelter Animal Rescue Center lapped up water poured into an impromptu bowl made from the underside of a frisbee as they waited at the beginning of the parade on 15th Street.
“Some...Read more »
The rooster of the Bay Shore LIRR station, known affectionately by local residents as Roger, has flown the coop — with a little help from social media.
On Aug. 14, Roger was rescued from his railroad residence and transported to his new home at the Red Robin Song Animal Sanctuary in upstate West Lebanon. The rescue was coordinated through the Facebook group Vegans With Chickens.
“Roger...Read more »
The lottery is sometimes referred to as a dollar and a dream.
In Medford Thursday, it didn't even take a dollar.
The New York Lottery today announced that the ticket for the top TAKE 5 prize was sold at the Citgo station at 3173 Route 112 in Medford. The ticket is worth $32,210.
The ticket was purchased using a free play from a past TAKE 5 drawing where the player’s ticket matched...Read more »
In 2005, the Town of Huntington opened Mr. P’s Playground, an all-accessible play area in Veterans Memorial Park named after Christopher Pendergast, a retired elementary school teacher who was diagnosed with ALS in 1993.
On Friday, the Huntington Town Board returned to the park to honor Pendergast by taking part in the ice bucket challenge fundraising phenomenon. The board was challenged by...Read more »
Thanks for visiting the LI Now live post for Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.
We're winding it down and wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.
Here are a few things to keep an eye on.
EMERGENCY WATER MAIN REPAIR
From the Suffolk County Water Authority: There will be a shutdown of water services due to the emergency repair of water main in Central Islip on Carlton Avenue, south of Earl...Read more »
Babylon Village trustees could close a legal loophole next week that Mayor Ralph Scordino said technically excused nonresidential contractors from a ban on contractors’ use of machinery in early mornings or late evenings.
The changes to village code, which will be the subject of a public hearing Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, would broaden “peace and tranquillity” rules for homes and home...Read more »
The Long Island Rail Road’s “Belmont Special” begins today and runs through Oct. 26 for the fall racing season at Belmont Park.
The New York Racing Association is subsidizing the cost of operating the LIRR Belmont service for racing fans.
The “Belmont Special” ticket package entitles LIRR customers to a $1 discount off the regular $3 grandstand admission.
First race post time at...Read more »
To Lori Schneider, Penelope Ruderman is more than just a daughter -- she’s a warrior.
Ruderman was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, when she was only 3 years old. In 2011, she received a successful bone marrow transplant that helped put her into remission. Penelople, now 7, is still in remission today.
“The way I look at it, she’s a survivor,” Schneider said. “Once someone is diagnosed...Read more »
Good afternoon, Long Island. Thanks for visiting the Long Island Now live blog post for Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014.
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WINNING LOTTO TICKET
Check your tickets, Long Islanders.
The New York Lottery announced Thursday that the...Read more »