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Marsha Milan, 38, of the Bronx, and friend
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Marsha Milan, 38, of the Bronx, and friend Mabel Castro, 37, of Bellerose, were the last participants to brave the cold waters at the fifth Town of Brookhaven Polar Bear Plunge benefiting Special Olympics New York held at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai. Earlier, they had participated in the Blazing Trails 4 Autism 4 Mile Run in East Meadow.(Credit: Jennifer A. Uihlein)

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Long Island polar bear plunges

Some Long Islanders love to take the plunge -- literally. Saturday's Town of Brookhaven Polar Bear Plunge, benefiting Special Olympics New York, opened the 2014-15 plunge season on Long Island.