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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.

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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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Port Jefferson Village Hall to get new AC system

The Port Jefferson Village Board has unanimously approved

(Credit: Jasmin Frankel)

The Port Jefferson Village Board, voting in a sweltering Village Hall meeting room, has unanimously approved a $99,400 plan to replace the building’s faulty air-conditioning system.

The village board met Wednesday to discuss budget issues as two fans strained to cool the second-floor meeting room, which also serves as the village’s justice court.

Board members said the system, installed...

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