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Marty Caporaso, 71, of Port Washington, a retired

Marty Caporaso, 71, of Port Washington, a retired flight instructor and real estate agent, fishes off the North Hempstead Town Dock in Port Washington. (April 30, 2013) Photo Credit: Tara Conry

It's the people that give a community its character. In Newsday's ongoing Town Focus series, we are getting to know interesting people across the Island, from community leaders and librarians to deli owners and everyday people on the street.

Kathleen Mooney, 50, of Locust Valley, has been
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Kathleen Mooney, 50, of Locust Valley, has been working as an administrator in the Port Washington School District for 13 years. This is her first year serving as superintendent. (April 29, 2013)

Kevin Shields and his family have owned and
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Kevin Shields and his family have owned and operated Shields Hardware in Port Washington since 1917. (April 29, 2013)

Marty Caporaso, 71, of Port Washington, a retired
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Marty Caporaso, 71, of Port Washington, a retired flight instructor and real estate agent, fishes off the North Hempstead Town Dock in Port Washington. (April 30, 2013)

Larry Anderer, 71, of Rockville Centre, this year
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Larry Anderer, 71, of Rockville Centre, this year is celebrating his 22nd anniversary as owner of the New Hyde Park McDonald's, which is housed in a Georgian-style mansion dating back to 1795. (Jan. 23, 2013)

Ines Martin, 44, of Far Rockaway, and her
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Ines Martin, 44, of Far Rockaway, and her 3-year-old daughter Jacquline, have been staying at the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park since Dec. 9 while Jacquline, who was diagnosed with lymphoma on Dec. 15, has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Cohen Children's Medical Center. (Jan. 30, 2013)

Robert Katulak, 59, has been superintendent of New
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Robert Katulak, 59, has been superintendent of New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District for five years. (Jan. 28, 2013)

Mark Laytin, 61, who has lived in New
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Mark Laytin, 61, who has lived in New Hyde Park for 40 years, is president of the Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. (Jan. 29, 2013)

Michael Itgen, 52, of Rockville Centre, is one
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Michael Itgen, 52, of Rockville Centre, is one of the owners of Walt Itgen's Ice Cream Parlour on Rockaway Avenue in Valley Stream, which his parents opened in 1967. He stands beside employee Rachel Moyse, 21, of Lynbrook. (Oct. 24. 2012)

Kimberly Thomas, 40, of Valley Stream, created a
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Kimberly Thomas, 40, of Valley Stream, created a blog called Valley Stream Mom almost two years ago to inform the community of events, but it has also developed into a platform to discuss issues on education and happenings within the village. (Oct. 23, 2012)

Dr. Joseph Pompilio, 53, of Huntington, is the
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Dr. Joseph Pompilio, 53, of Huntington, is the principal of Valley Stream Central High School. (Oct. 19, 2012)

Pat Hahn is president of the Center Moriches
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Pat Hahn is president of the Center Moriches Watchdog Community Association. (Sept. 17, 2012)

Barbara Caldwell of East Moriches is president of
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Barbara Caldwell of East Moriches is president of the Moriches Rotary Club. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Karen Lee, of East Moriches, pictured with her
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Karen Lee, of East Moriches, pictured with her son, Aaron, was born and raised in East Moriches and is now raising her children there. (Sept. 17, 2012)

From left, twins George and Lenny Motchkavitz, 85,
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From left, twins George and Lenny Motchkavitz, 85, recall what it was like growing up in Great Neck. (Aug. 28, 2012)

Doug Reynolds, 22, of Great Neck, has lived
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Doug Reynolds, 22, of Great Neck, has lived in the community all his life. He studied actuarial sciences at Binghamton University and is co-director of the Stepping Stone Waterfront and Sailing School. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Jean Celender, 57, mayor of Great Neck Plaza,
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Jean Celender, 57, mayor of Great Neck Plaza, has lived in the village for 32 years. She was elected mayor in 2000 and re-elected in March to serve another two-year term. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Christina Richardson, a student at Bay Shore High
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Christina Richardson, a student at Bay Shore High School, moved to Bay Shore last year. (April 5, 2012)

Seth Adelson, 42, associate rabbi at Temple Israel
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Seth Adelson, 42, associate rabbi at Temple Israel of Great Neck on Old Mill Road, has lived in Great Neck for five years with his wife Judith, 44, daughter Hannah, 5, and son Zev, 3. (Aug. 29, 2012)

George Motchkavitz, 56, an assistant foreman of the
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George Motchkavitz, 56, an assistant foreman of the Great Neck Alert Fire Company, remembers pretending to be a firefighter as a child with his friends. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Sherry Ross Goodman, 69, of Lake Success, taught
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Sherry Ross Goodman, 69, of Lake Success, taught kindergarten at Parkville Elementary School in New Hyde Park from 1992 until she retired in 2009. (Aug. 27, 2012)

Brett Joseph, 27, of Great Neck, has lived
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Brett Joseph, 27, of Great Neck, has lived in the community his entire life, but plans to move to Manhattan in October to pursue a business initiative with his friend. (Aug. 27, 2012)

Ralph Kreitzman, 66, mayor of Great Neck Village
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Ralph Kreitzman, 66, mayor of Great Neck Village since 2007, has lived in the community for 38 years. (Aug. 27, 2012)

Rodney Marve is assistant director of the Bay
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Rodney Marve is assistant director of the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library. (April 9, 2012)

Tom Jennings, a member of the Great Neck
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Tom Jennings, a member of the Great Neck Alert Fire Company for 49 years, also serves as chairman of the memorabilia historic committee, collecting items from the widows of former firefighters and displaying those items at the fire station in their honor. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Sarah Michta, 28, of Orient works at The
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Sarah Michta, 28, of Orient works at The Candyman, which is owned by her family. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Kacy Baeher, of Sea Cliff, held her 4-month-old
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Kacy Baeher, of Sea Cliff, held her 4-month-old daughter Margot during "Story Hour" at Sea Cliff Beach. (July 11, 2012)

Delores Jenkins, 62, principal of LaFrancis Hardiman Elementary
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Delores Jenkins, 62, principal of LaFrancis Hardiman Elementary School, will be honored for her contribution to education at the Town of Babylon's 24th annual Black History Month Celebration. (Feb. 15, 2012)

Walter Strohmeyer, 83, Orient, is a member of
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Walter Strohmeyer, 83, Orient, is a member of the Orient Yacht Club, where he was enjoying a weekly community dinner Thursday night with friends. Strohmeyer, like many people in Orient, says he likes to pretend there's nothing special about the place so no one else will move here. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Miriam Foster and Grayson Murphy purchased the Orient
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Miriam Foster and Grayson Murphy purchased the Orient Country Store last year. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Ronald Collura, 54, right, and his son Matthew
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Ronald Collura, 54, right, and his son Matthew Collura, 23, both of East Rockaway, work at Arata's Deli, a family deli Sea Cliff and Central avenues in Sea Cliff. (July 10, 2012)

Wearing work attire, Sea Cliff Mayor Bruce Kennedy,
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Wearing work attire, Sea Cliff Mayor Bruce Kennedy, 47, does some standup paddle boarding at Sea Cliff Beach. (July 9, 2012)

Joseph Soito, 75, was born and raised in
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Joseph Soito, 75, was born and raised in Orient. He meets friends to sit and talk at the Orient Country Store every afternoon. (Aug. 2, 2012)

Heath A. Broughton, of West Babylon, is founder
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Heath A. Broughton, of West Babylon, is founder and chief operating officer of Man in the Mirror Youth Consulting Service. (Feb. 15, 2012)

Sea Cliff's Adam Davison and daughter Norah, 5,
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Sea Cliff's Adam Davison and daughter Norah, 5, attend Stenson Memorial Library events such as Lego Club, which is held every Tuesday and Friday. (July 11, 2012)

Bruce King, 63, has lived in Hampton Bays
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Bruce King, 63, has lived in Hampton Bays his entire life, as generations of his family have before him. (June 19, 2012)

Richard Steiber, 56, a member of the American
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Richard Steiber, 56, a member of the American Legion Hand-Aldrich Post 924 and a resident of Hampton Bays. (June 19, 2012)

Hampton Bays High School senior Alyssa Sardone, 18,
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Hampton Bays High School senior Alyssa Sardone, 18, will graduate Saturday with perfect attendance since kindergarten. (June 22, 2012)

Jack Baker, 21, of Bay Shore, was badly
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Jack Baker, 21, of Bay Shore, was badly injured in a golf car accident in Costa Rica in January. The Bay Shore community raised money to pay for a portion of the cost of flying him home and covering his medical bills.

Sue Korol Sharkey has lived in Bay Shore
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Sue Korol Sharkey has lived in Bay Shore her entire life. (April 11, 2012)

Sharon Carter-McCutcheon, 47, has lived in Wyandanch since
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Sharon Carter-McCutcheon, 47, has lived in Wyandanch since childhood. (Feb. 16, 2012)

Rosy Brown, 19, is the owner of The
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Rosy Brown, 19, is the owner of The Idle Hour ice cream shop in Orient. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Barry Dlouhy, 62, of Bay Shore, is president
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Barry Dlouhy, 62, of Bay Shore, is president of the Bay Shore Historical Society. (April 9, 2012)

Donna Periconi, of Brightwaters, is president of the
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Donna Periconi, of Brightwaters, is president of the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Chamber of Commerce.

Debbie Podolski is president of the Farmingdale Chamber
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Debbie Podolski is president of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce. Check out her profile here. (May 7, 2012)

Shelly Williams has lived in Wyandanch since she
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Shelly Williams has lived in Wyandanch since she was a child. She works as a clerk typist at Wyandanch Memorial High School. (Feb. 16, 2012)

Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, 57, sits on a
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, 57, sits on a memorial bench on the Village Green next to Village Hall. (May 8, 2012)

Danny Latham, 64, is the owner of the
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Danny Latham, 64, is the owner of the 160-acre Latham’s Farm in Orient. His family was among the earliest European settlers of the area during the first half of the 17th century. We caught up with him outside his farm stand on Main Road where he sells the fruits and vegetables he grows on the farm. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Artist Paul A. Gatto has owned an art
Photo Credit: Brittany Wait

Artist Paul A. Gatto has owned an art gallery on Main Street in Farmingdale for more than 45 years. (May 8, 2012)

Joe Tonelli, 55, of Massapequa, is co-owner of
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Joe Tonelli, 55, of Massapequa, is co-owner of Bollinger's Family Restaurant on Main Street in Farmingdale. (May 9, 2012)

Ellen Cone Busch, 40, of Orient, moved to
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Ellen Cone Busch, 40, of Orient, moved to the community four years ago to become the director of the Oysterponds Historical Society. (July 31, 2012)

Farmingdale Senior High School principal Glen Zakian, 46,
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Farmingdale Senior High School principal Glen Zakian, 46, of Jericho, sits at his desk. (May 11, 2012)

Don Sanford, 55, of Amityville grew up in
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Don Sanford, 55, of Amityville grew up in Wyandanch and is growing his business there. (Feb. 15, 2012)

Daniela DiStefano-Michkovits, 37, of Coram, served as Orient's
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Daniela DiStefano-Michkovits, 37, of Coram, served as Orient's postmaster for 10 years, before transferring to her new spot at the Water Mill post office. (July 25, 2012)

Michele Langis, 39, of Farmingdale, waits with her
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Michele Langis, 39, of Farmingdale, waits with her sons William, 5, and Ryan, 11 months, to watch the train pass by at the Farmingdale LIRR station. (May 10, 2012)

Robert Koenig, a member of the Levittown Historical
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Robert Koenig, a member of the Levittown Historical Society, moved to Levittown in 2002. (March 15, 2012)

Jamie Ward, a guidance counselor at Wyandanch Memorial
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Jamie Ward, a guidance counselor at Wyandanch Memorial High School, was born and raised in the community. (Feb. 13, 2012)

Jim Hasselmann, 67, moved to Levittown in 1973
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Jim Hasselmann, 67, moved to Levittown in 1973 after serving in the Vietnam War. (March 16, 2012)

Charlie Reed, 65, is vice chairman of the
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Charlie Reed, 65, is vice chairman of the Wyandanch Community Development Corp. and has lived in the community since 1964, when he was 17. (Feb. 14, 2012)

Pete Ryan moved to Levittown when he was
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Pete Ryan moved to Levittown when he was 9 years old and has lived there ever since. (March 14, 2012)

Donna Ryan, 70, is a past president of
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Donna Ryan, 70, is a past president of the Levittown Chamber of Commerce and a charter member of the Levittown Community Council. (March 14, 2012)

Pecolia Bostic, 68, has lived in Wyandanch for
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Pecolia Bostic, 68, has lived in Wyandanch for more than 50 years and raised seven children in the community.

Mike Muccio, 28, of Seaford, is the chief
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Mike Muccio, 28, of Seaford, is the chief of the Wantagh-Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corps. (March 14, 2012)

Candis Tolliver, who works for the New York
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Candis Tolliver, who works for the New York Civil Liberties Union, attends a monthly community organization meeting at Wyandanch Memorial High School. (Feb. 13, 2012)

Celeste Watman is the director of the Levittown
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Celeste Watman is the director of the Levittown Public Library. (March 13, 2012)

Ahmed Essam Ibrahim, 64, of St. James is
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Ahmed Essam Ibrahim, 64, of St. James is the imam at the Suffolk Islamic Center in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Louise Cassano, 68, is a charter member and
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Louise Cassano, 68, is a charter member and first president of the Levittown Community Council. (March 13, 2012)

Matt Relevo, a Sachem North High School student
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Matt Relevo, a Sachem North High School student who lives in Holbrook, came in second in Z100's Hometown Hero contest. (Dec. 5, 2011)

Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead Supervisor, is a
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Kate Murray, Town of Hempstead Supervisor, is a lifelong resident of Levittown. (March 14, 2012)

Children's librarians at Levittown Public Library Stacey Farley
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Children's librarians at Levittown Public Library Stacey Farley and Frances Contonzo work with Levi the cat, a stuffed animal that is the subject of a new children's book at the library. (March 13, 2012)

Steve Dalton, 24, is an active member of
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Steve Dalton, 24, is an active member of the Levittown community. (March 13, 2012)

Polly Dwyer, 83, president of the Levittown Historical
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Polly Dwyer, 83, president of the Levittown Historical Society, has liveed in the community since 1954. (March 12, 2012)

Danielle Lascala, 36, of Lindenhurst, owns Mattituck Florist
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Danielle Lascala, 36, of Lindenhurst, owns Mattituck Florist with her father, Salvatore. (Jan. 10, 2012)

Richie L’Hommedieu, 34, of Mattituck, was serving food
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Richie L’Hommedieu, 34, of Mattituck, was serving food Thursday night to the homeless during the Mattituck Presbyterian Church’s homeless outreach program, John’s Place. (Jan. 12, 2012)

Art Hedler, 76, of Cutchogue has lived in
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Art Hedler, 76, of Cutchogue has lived in the area for 11 years. . (Jan. 12, 2012)

Lori Surozenski, 27, of Mattituck is a
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Lori Surozenski, 27, of Mattituck is a bartender at Four Doors Down. (Jan. 11, 2012)

Rosemarie Milowski, 69, of Mattituck, was walking around
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Rosemarie Milowski, 69, of Mattituck, was walking around Love Lane with her grandson Thomas on Tuesday when we caught up with her. (Jan. 10, 2012)

Tina Langer and her husband, Kevin, have owned
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Tina Langer and her husband, Kevin, have owned The LLL Deli for about 15 years and have lived in Mattituck for more than 25. (Jan. 10, 2011)

Caren Heacock, of Southold, has worked at the
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Caren Heacock, of Southold, has worked at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church for 18 years. | Blog post

Norman Wamback, 76, is curator of the Mattituck-Laurel
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Norman Wamback, 76, is curator of the Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society & Museums. (Jan. 9, 2012) | Blog post

Kenneth Okvist, 48, of Lake Ronkonkoma has been
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Kenneth Okvist, 48, of Lake Ronkonkoma has been a member of the Ronkonkoma Fire Department for 28 years. (Dec. 9, 2011)

Sammy Yamin, 29, of Ronkonkoma, stayed in the
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Sammy Yamin, 29, of Ronkonkoma, stayed in the area after graduating from Stony Brook University. (Dec. 9, 2011)

James Fitzpatrick, 46, of Ronkonkoma is a retired
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James Fitzpatrick, 46, of Ronkonkoma is a retired NYPD detective. (Dec. 8, 2011)

Pat Duffield, of Lake Ronkonkoma, has lived in
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Pat Duffield, of Lake Ronkonkoma, has lived in the community since 1978. (Dec. 6, 2011)

William
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William "Woody" Worth, a Ronkonkoma of 12 years, at Bruno's Village Restaurant & Bar in Lake Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 8, 2011)

Doug Brohan, 53, Ronkonkoma, is the owner of
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Doug Brohan, 53, Ronkonkoma, is the owner of Bruno’s Village Restaurant. (Dec. 8, 2011)

Kathy Easterson, who has lived in Ronkonkoma for
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Kathy Easterson, who has lived in Ronkonkoma for more than 30 years, attends a meeting of the Lake Ronkonkoma Advisory Board. (Nov. 29, 2011)

Dale Spencer, curator of the Lake Ronkonkoma Historical
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Dale Spencer, curator of the Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society Museum, has lived in Ronkonkoma since 1979. (Dec. 6, 2011)

Paul Weber has owned Agnew & Taylor Hardware
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Paul Weber has owned Agnew & Taylor Hardware in Lake Ronkonkoma since 1978. (Dec. 1, 2011)

George Schramm is president of the Lake Ronkonkoma
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George Schramm is president of the Lake Ronkonkoma Civic Association. (Nov. 29, 2011)

Hicksville historian James Janis talks about the hamlet.
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Hicksville historian James Janis talks about the hamlet. (November 7, 2011)

Michaela Rogers, 10, practices a kick at Martial
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Michaela Rogers, 10, practices a kick at Martial Arts America in Hicksville. (November 8, 2011)

Hicksville's Kumar Chhetri owns New Chilli and Curry
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Hicksville's Kumar Chhetri owns New Chilli and Curry Restaurant on Woodbury Road. (November 11, 2011)

Don Curran, 61, has been the curator of
Photo Credit: T.C. McCarthy

Don Curran, 61, has been the curator of the Gregory Museum in Hicksville for 23 years. Here he examines pyrite, also known as fool's gold. (Nov. 10, 2011)

Philip Zuoros, 63, of Hicksville, has owned the
Photo Credit: T.C. McCarthy

Philip Zuoros, 63, of Hicksville, has owned the Sweet Shop on Broadway since 1974. (November 8, 2011)

Levittown's Patti Brownstone, 51, left, has lunch with
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Levittown's Patti Brownstone, 51, left, has lunch with her mother-in-law, Marsha Greene, 77, of Farmingdale, at Broadway Mall in Hicksville Brownstone is a longtime realtor in the Hicksville area. (November, 9, 2011)

Joe Reinhardt, 69, of Hicksville, spent most of
Photo Credit: T.C. McCarthy

Joe Reinhardt, 69, of Hicksville, spent most of his life living in the hamlet. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Joseph Bargiuk, 71, has lived in the hamlet
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Joseph Bargiuk, 71, has lived in the hamlet of Hicksville since 1950. (November 8, 2011)

Long Island Puppet Theatre & Museum owner Roman
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Long Island Puppet Theatre & Museum owner Roman Valdes is preparing the Hicksville facility for a December reopening. (Nov. 7, 2011)

Sharon Holzapple, 54, has lived in Hicksville for
Photo Credit: T.C. McCarthy

Sharon Holzapple, 54, has lived in Hicksville for 51 years. (Nov. 7, 2011)

Pat Dammes, 60, is a maintenance worker at
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Pat Dammes, 60, is a maintenance worker at the Hicksville Public Library and a volunteer with the Hicksville Fire Department. Three generations of her family live in the hamlet. (Nov. 7, 2011)

Bob McGarry, of Oakdale, waves to a passing
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Bob McGarry, of Oakdale, waves to a passing car from his crossing guard post at Cherry Avenue Elementary School in Sayville. (Nov. 22, 2011)

Barney Loughlin is the owner of Loughlin Vineyards.
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Barney Loughlin is the owner of Loughlin Vineyards. (Oct. 14, 2011)

John Wells, 81, is a lifelong resident of
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

John Wells, 81, is a lifelong resident of Sayville. (Oct. 13, 2011)

Ronald Hoffer is the prinicpal of Sayville High
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Ronald Hoffer is the prinicpal of Sayville High School. (Oct. 13, 2011)

Kathleen Prokesch is the marketing and special events
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Kathleen Prokesch is the marketing and special events director for the Long Island Maritime Museum. (Oct. 12, 2011)

Linda Conron is administrator of the Edwards Homestead,
Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Linda Conron is administrator of the Edwards Homestead, which was built in 1785 by the son of Sayville's first residents and is owned by the Sayville Historical Society. (Oct. 11, 2011)

Alice Lepore has been Sayville Public Library director
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Alice Lepore has been Sayville Public Library director for eight years. (Oct. 12, 2011)

Sean McMulkin of Sayville with daughters Emma, 1,
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Sean McMulkin of Sayville with daughters Emma, 1, and Madison, 9 months, enjoys the warm weather at The Common Ground at Rotary Park. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Pam Cooke of West Sayville and her daughter
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Pam Cooke of West Sayville and her daughter Shelby, 8, were taking in the beautiful weather Monday around Sayville. (Oct. 10, 2011)

Freelance writer Cary Maya, 54, says Sayville is
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Freelance writer Cary Maya, 54, says Sayville is "a very old place with a lot of new ideas." (Oct. 9, 2011)

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