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Lindenhurst community group to hold solar energy workshop

A Lindenhurst community group is hosting a workshop

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A Lindenhurst community group is hosting a workshop Tuesday night on using solar energy in homes.

The free event is being sponsored by Adopt-A-House, a volunteer organization helping superstorm Sandy victims. Providing information at the free event will be Solar Universe, a national company with a location in Mattituck.

According to the group, the workshop will provide detailed, up-to-date...

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Nesconset residents to vote on leasing new fire truck

NESCONSET

Voters to decide on fire truck lease

The Nesconset Fire District plans to put a public referendum on leasing a new fire truck to a vote Tuesday.

If approved, the referendum would allow the district to lease a new truck at a cost not to exceed $518,609 for a period of seven years, said Kevin Zanfardino, the district’s treasurer and secretary.

“We’re replacing a 25-year-old...

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Roundup: Setauket house designated as historic landmark

SETAUKETHouse designated as historic landmark

A Colonial-era Setauket house that hid rebel muskets during the Revolutionary War has been designated a historic landmark by the Brookhaven Town Board.

The Timothy Smith House, also known as “The Old House on the Hill,” was built in 1695 and is among the oldest houses in Brookhaven, said Shawn Nuzzo, president of the Civic Association of...

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Demolition plan hearing delayed for village theater

Village Hall of Great Neck Estates in the

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A much-delayed public hearing on a controversial plan to demolish the historic First Playhouse Theater in Great Neck Estates to build an apartment building has been postponed indefinitely after the mayor said many questions about the proposal remain unanswered.

After learning a complete plan was still not ready for review during Monday night’s board meeting, an angry Mayor David A. Fox told...

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New owner of Massapequa Perk keeps Lucky’s legacy alive

An exterior image in 2011 of Massapequa Perk,

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The new owner of Massapequa Perk Coffee House in Massapequa Park doesn’t plan to make big changes to the business he acquired last week.

“It’s a great little shop,” said Pete Mangouranes, who along with his partners, Veronica Carratelli and Lorenzo Pugliano, officially took over the Front Street store on Sept. 1. “It’s thriving.”

For Mangouranes, 39, of Massapequa Park, the purchase...

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Buses offered during LIRR track work in Suffolk

A train at the Syosset station on the

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Buses will replace midday Long Island Rail Road trains between Greenport and Ronkonkoma during off-peak hours through Nov. 14 to allow crews to renew at-grade crossings and replace track ties.

The single track will be out of service weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. so that two westbound and two eastbound trains will be canceled, officials with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said...

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Brookhaven Town demolishes home, charges owner with violations

Brookhaven Town Hall in an undated photo.

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Brookhaven Town has torn down a Medford house for alleged safety violations.

The house, at 77 Whitepine Way, was razed on Tuesday because it was “unfit for human occupancy due to a collapsed ceiling, rotted main floor support, large holes in the side walls, interior walls blocked from garbage and debris restricting a clear egress,” town officials said Thursday in a news release.

Town...

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Suffolk agrees to allow Greenport to lease dock, properties from MTA

Greenport Village on April 18, 2011.

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The Suffolk County Legislature has agreed to allow Greenport Village to lease a commercial fishing dock and nearby properties directly from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and remove the county as a middleman in the deal.

Since 1981, the MTA leased the dock to the county, which subsequently subleased it to the village, according to county documents. The village has operated and...

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North Shore Historical Museum to rename its building

GLEN COVE

Historical museum to rename building

The North Shore Historical Museum plans to rename its building after Marguerite and Joseph Suozzi in a dedication ceremony in Glen Cove on Sunday.

Joseph Suozzi served two terms as Glen Cove mayor and as a New York State judge.

The building is a former courthouse built in 1907 at 140 Glen St. that is included in the National...

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