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Ahmed Essam Ibrahim, 64, of St. James is

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

As part of our Town Focus: Ronkonkoma series, Erin Geismar is conducting quick interviews of everyone from community leaders to people on the street.

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)

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)

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)

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)

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
Photo Credit: Carl Corry

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)

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