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Charity in memory of Glen Cove boy debuts at St. Patrick's Day parade

Family and close friends of Nicholas Pedone, a

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Josephine Pedone said marching in the 26th annual Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday was “bittersweet.”

Last year, her 7-year-old son Nicholas was the parade’s honorary grand marshal. The Glen Cove boy died May 26, 2013, after a seven-month battle with cancer.

“This year, we’re marching in his memory,” said Pedone, 42, a Glen Cove native who formed the Nicholas Pedone Foundation,...

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A gold medalist leads Farmingdale St. Patrick's Day parade

The Farmingdale village board poses with 2014 Empire

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The gold medal around 8-year-old Hiram Cowhey’s neck glistened Sunday afternoon. So did his smile as he went among the first to step off in the Farmingdale St. Patrick’s Day parade.

The Northside Elementary School third-grader earned his medal after competing in figure skating at the 2014 Empire State Winter Games last month.

“At first he was scared to go on the ice and then we couldn’t...

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Charities a focus at Rockville Centre St. Patrick’s Day parade

Rockville Centre resident Jeanie Waters and her service

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Patty McGrew was groomed and standing at attention Saturday morning, waiting patiently for the start of the Rockville Centre St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Golden Retriever service dog was wearing a colorful sash, as he sat obediently next to his owner, Jeanie Waters.

“I think the pipes are bothering him today,” Waters said. “They usually don’t though.”

After all, this wasn’t his first...

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Inaugural Riverhead St. Patrick's Day parade 'was a great start'

Joanna and Adam Diehl, of Texas, left, attended

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Although the sounds of bagpipes could not be heard as the inaugural Riverhead St. Patrick’s Day parade stepped off on Saturday afternoon, Irish spirit was in the air as droves of community members, dressed in green and Irish garb, lined Main Road in the hamlet of Jamesport to be a part of town history.

Spectators cheered and waved Irish flags as some 30 groups and organizations marched...

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Five military members are Hampton Bays parade grand marshals

From left: Military active-duty members Darla George, 35,

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Sporting a green, orange and white sash over his dress blues, 21-year-old Andrew Kuroski and four other active-duty military soldiers served as grand marshals marching in the 10th annual Hampton Bays St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday.

Kuroski, who joined the Army in 2010 and returned from serving nine months in Zabul, Afghanistan, just six months ago, said he was surprised, but honored...

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Marine Corps Band a hit at Miller Place/Rocky Point parade

Members of the Quantico Marine Corps Band led

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Band director David A. Szabo stood before his Quantico Marine Corps Band and called them to attention with a loud “Atten-Hut!” The group’s 38 members quickly snapped into place, instruments at the ready, as they prepared to lead hundreds of paradegoers along Route 25A in Miller Place last Sunday during the 64th annual Miller Place/Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The band receives more...

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Cutchogue St. Patrick’s parade turns 10

Joe Corso, and his wife, Helen, at #Cutchogue

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For the past decade, Joe Corso, 60, has stood on the grand stand on Main Street, welcoming the floats as they roll by at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Cutchogue.

On Saturday, Corso, the parade chair, was there as usual, as everything from cherry-red collector cars to dogs in green tutus made their way past him.

“The parade’s like my baby,” Corso said of starting it 10 years ago, adding...

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Muppets, Miley Cyrus on winning Westhampton Beach parade float

A local favorite, the Coneheads, won first place

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A parade that has been around since 1968 is bound to develop some traditions.

Will Zaffuto wore his around his neck Saturday afternoon. Will, 11, has been coming to the Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade with his parents for as long as he can remember.

He and several other Westhampton Beach elementary and middle school students now meet each year on Mill Road to collect beads...

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Bay Shore St. Patrick's Day parade the perfect cure for 'cabin fever'

First grader Nicholas Spano, 7, plays a leprechaun

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Clad in leprechaun attire with a green goatee and ruby red cheeks, 7-year-old Nicholas Spano waved from his school’s float at thousands of people lining Main Street in Bay Shore.

Crowds packed the sidewalks of Main Street from Islip to Bay Shore for the Bay Shore-Brightwaters 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday.

Nicholas’ mother, Donna, who helped organize the making of...

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