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‘Overdue’ athletic hall of fame debuts at Northport homecoming

The Northport High School Tigers football team sprint

(Credit: John Friia)

The roar of Tigers' pride echoed throughout Northport last Saturday, with residents cheering on their team during its homecoming football game against Walt Whitman.

But this day was as much about honoring the past as celebrating the present.

Before kickoff, the Northport High athletic department recognized the school’s inaugural hall of fame class of 12 individuals, one family and one...

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Harborfields homecoming ‘bucket’ list: Soaking teachers

Faculty at Harborfields High School in Greenlawn took

(Credit: Greg Taylor)

For Harborfields students, the teachers who were all wet Friday were actually held in the highest regard.

Students and faculty at Harborfields High School in Greenlawn donated some of their homecoming spirit to raise money for a good cause with a fundraising competition for the ALS Foundation.

During the school’s Spirit Week, leading up to Saturday’s homecoming game, students donated...

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Huntington Town Board takes ice bucket challenge for teacher

Members of the Huntington Town Board took the

(Credit: Amy Onorato)

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...

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Summer stories you might have missed

Nicholas Pedone died in May 2013 at the

(Credit: Courtesy Josephine Pedone)

Summer is winding down as families return from vacation and children head back to school. Newsday chronicled many meaningful stories this summer. Here, we look back at some that tugged on our heartstrings.

Click here to see Newsday.com's list.

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The list includes a runner who completed seven marathons in...

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Ice Bucket Challenge brings out more than 500 in Mount Sinai

Participants form a human "ICE ALS" sign just

(Credit: Johnny Milano)

When ALS patient and Ride for Life founder Christopher Pendergast, of Miller Place, first found out about the ice bucket challenge, the phenomenon that has swept social media and raised millions to fight the disease, he not only wanted to get involved — he wanted to take it to new heights.

The result: More than 500 people came together at Heritage Park in Mount Sinai Tuesday night to participate...

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Chris Marshall reunited with stranger who saved him on LIRR

Bill Gerow, 50, of Farmingdale, visits Chris Marshall,

(Credit: Eileen Palermo)

Bill Gerow had never performed CPR on a human being before, “only dummies.”

The 50-year-old Farmingdale man had taken a lifesaving course when he was 13 to earn a Boy Scouts merit badge, but never had to put those skills to use — until last Thursday.

Gerow and his 15-year-old son, Max, were coming home from work on the 5:53 p.m. Long Island Rail Road train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma...

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