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Birdie the seal released in Hampton Bays by Riverhead Foundation

Birdie, a gray seal pup who was rescued

(Credit: Riverhead Foundation)

It was a seal release that went swimmingly.

Birdie, a gray seal pup who was rescued April 17 in Far Rockaway, Queens, returned to her natural home Saturday morning during a release event under the Ponquogue Bridge in Hampton Bays.

The event was organized by the Riverhead Foundation, which nursed Birdie back to health after she arrived suffering from a swollen flipper and respiratory...

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‘Great Gatsby’ prom a hit for Eastport-South Manor students

Timothy Blank and Meaghan Monhaghan, both 18, pose

(Credit: Meghan Fitzgerald)

Students became stars at Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School Tuesday night, taking to the red carpet for a grand entrance to the senior prom with theme of "The Great Gatsby."

The 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about glitzy Gold Coast life has been brought to younger audiences through last year’s film adaptation starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  

"We picked this theme in September,...

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Bishop McGann-Mercy missionary's mind on Kenya as she graduates

Delina Auciello was one of 96 graduates in

(Credit: Bishop McGann-Mercy HS)

Seventeen-year-old Delina Auciello said she wishes she could spend her summer in Kenya instead of her native Long Island after her 10-day missionary trip there in February.

The Mastic girl was one of 96 graduates in the auditorium at Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School in Riverhead on Thursday.

“It humbles you a little bit, because when you come back you realize, wow, Kenyans have...

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Ridge senior spends eight months making her own prom dress

Max Crean, 17, of Farmingville, and Veronica Marrinan,

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Veronica Marrinan and date Max Crean glided across the dance floor at Giorgio’s in Baiting Hollow Wednesday night, laughing, smiling and playfully making fun of each other’s moves.

It was a proud night for Marrinan, because her dress didn’t come from a fancy boutique. She spent almost the entire school year making it herself before debuting it to 140 students at the Bishop McGann-Mercy High...

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