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Pizza-eating contest takes center stage at Farmingville street fair

The first Pauly's Pizza Eating Contest took place

(Credit: Jennifer A. Uihlein)

Pizza, the saucy, cheesy, Friday-night go-to meal for many Long Island families, took the spotlight at the 3rd Annual Farmingville Street Fair held Sunday on Portion Road in Farmingville.

For the first time, the event included Pauly’s Pizza Eating Contest, which was born out of a discussion at last year’s fair.

“Not too many street fairs have a pizza eating contest built into it,” said...

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Thomas Gorman of Bohemia named firefighter of the year by state group

Thomas Gorman, a member of the Bohemia Fire

Thomas Gorman, a member of the Bohemia Fire Department, was honored as the 2014 Firefighter of the Year during the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York’s annual convention in Albany on Friday.

“For me to have been chosen for my actions is an overwhelming experience and honor,” he said.

He has received similar firefighter of the year awards from the Southern New York Volunteer...

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Long-abandoned building in Northport could get new life

The building at 831 Fort Salonga Rd. in

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NORTHPORT

Long-abandoned building could get new life

The building at 831 Fort Salonga Rd. in Northport, which has been abandoned for almost a decade, was recently purchased with the goal of giving it a new life.

The site was previously home to a Getty gas station, but it was shuttered several years ago.

Recently, it was purchased by Alexander Spivak, owner of Zanorthport,...

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Fire truck takes care of the thirsty at North Fork beer festival

The Crooked Ladder Brewing Co. purchased this fire

Most fire trucks pump water to put out fires. But imagine one that quenches thirst ... with beer.

For those who visited the North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival on Saturday, imagination became reality as visitors lined up to sample beers that came from a ruby red truck owned by the Crooked Ladder Brewing Co.

“You see a shiny, red fire truck, you’re gonna be drawn to it,” said...

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Roundup: Officials simulate hurricane response, 3 honored for saving a life

ISLIP

Officials simulate hurricane responses

Islip Town officials conducted a multijurisdictional exercise to prepare for hurricane season Thursday at Town Hall.

The tabletop exercise simulated a hurricane hitting the town and involved town board members, town commissioners and department heads. It was led by the Suffolk County EMS and Public Health Emergency Preparedness director...

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Dog saved by Good Samaritan in Lawrence seeks home

Veterinarian Martin Zipkin, left, sits next to Adam

(Credit: Hewlett Animal Hospital)

There’s an oft-forgotten nugget in the Good Samaritan parable. The do-gooder didn’t just offer first aid and a ride to the beaten and robbed man left to die on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho.

On top of everything else, he helped pay for the man’s stay at an inn to recuperate.

Hewlett Harbor’s Adam Kopelman went to more than one extra mile in saving a pit bull terrier that had been...

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Bellport bike theft leads to a neighborly reaction

Bobby Sterling, 57, of Brookhaven, has braved rain, wind, and even snow on a bicycle for as long as he could remember. But his adventures were interrupted when his newest bike, a Specialized Hardrock Disk 29er, was stolen on July 23.

Sterling left his bicycle on his dock at Post Morrow Marina in Bellport while he unloaded the boat he had been on. When he returned, the bike was gone.  

Sterling's...

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Roundup: Deal allows hospital to use town parking, boat slips available in Islip

A rendering of what the expansion of Huntington

HUNTINGTON

Deal allows hospital to use town parking

The Huntington Town Board approved an agreement with Huntington Hospital-North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System to use a portion of the town’s parking facility at Mill Dam Park.

“The resolution is primarily aimed at providing a place for construction workers, as well as construction vehicles, to park during the hospital...

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Are storms with female names less daunting to Long Islanders?

The projected path of Hurricane Arthur, as of

(Credit: National Hurricane Center)

On Tuesday we greeted Arthur, the first named storm in this year’s Atlantic hurricane season.

Arthur is now a hurricane and humming away off the coast of the Carolinas, oblivious to the recent gender-stereotype controversy over hurricane monikers and whether on some level people expect storms with female names to be less threatening than those with male names.

Such a perception could...

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Wyandanch road to be renamed in honor of one of Suffolk's first black officers

The Town of Babylon is ceremonially renaming a

(Credit: David Reich-Hale)

The Town of Babylon is ceremonially renaming a Wyandanch road in honor of a longtime resident who died earlier this year.

The board recently voted to change the name of a nearly two-mile stretch of Straight Path between Main Avenue and Cumberbach Street to John Cleveland Carter Way.

Carter was a Vietnam veteran and one of the first black officers in the Suffolk County Police Department....

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