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Melville Fire Department gets grant for equipment

The Melville Fire Department, seen here responding to

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MELVILLE

Fire department gets grant for equipment

The Melville Fire Department recently received a $24,863 federal grant to purchase 10 sets of firefighting personal protective equipment. The items can include helmet, boots, gloves, pants, hood, and coat.

The money comes from micro-grants from the federal government through its Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, according...

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Lisa Matassa’s vocal woes force her to miss CMA Music Fest

Lisa Matassa announced that she would have to

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Lisa Matassa overcame the odds in 2011, releasing her debut country album as a 40-year-old Plainview mom -- more than 20 years after recording dance chart hits under the moniker Lysa Lynn.

Since then she’s continued to perform and record, but Monday on Facebook she announced that she would have to cancel her appearances and performances at this week’s CMA Music Fest in Nashville due to burst...

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Carle Place native's mob movie wins at SoHo film festival

Carle Place native Jonathan Ehlers, 33, left, and

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Jonathan Ehlers wasn’t about to let post-Sandy gas shortages and power outages get in the way of his dream.

The Carle Place native navigated those challenges — and classic filmmaking issues like getting his hands on expensive Cadillacs — in 2012 while in the opening stages of creating his first full-length feature film.

The final result was “Ink & Steel,” a reinvention of the New...

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