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Leslie O'Connor and Nancy Norman stand in front

Leslie O'Connor and Nancy Norman stand in front of the generator at the Bellport Middle School. (March 8, 2011) Credit: Erin Geismar

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No. 5
Huntington razes shop, seeks development

Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone and the Town Council were on New York Avenue in Huntington Station on Friday morning, witnessing a step in the town's revitalization effort. Last year the town purchased an abandoned automobile repair shop at 1000 New York Ave. through condemnation. Friday it was demolished, opening the land for redevelopment.

No. 4
Eastport musician rocks South Shore scene

Eastport resident K.C. Lovedrops (born Kevin Cowan) has had a long and winding career in a variety of configurations and genres. It’s led him to this medley of sounds and players, all of whom jump at the chance to play Lovedrops’ loose, inspired gigs that dot Suffolk County’s South Shore.

No. 3
Roundabout OKd for Ronkonkoma’s Five Corners

The Town of Brookhaven has approved funding for a new roundabout at the busy Five Corners intersection in Ronkonkoma, a move the town says will improve safety in an area that has four schools, a community center, a church and a park nearby.

No. 2
Tankers issued safety tickets in Holtsville

A highway safety checkpoint in Holtsville Tuesday ended in 51 summonses issued and 13 tankers taken off the road. The Suffolk County Police Department motor carrier safety section, working with multiple government agencies, completed safety inspections of more than 50 trucks, meaning almost a third of them were deemed unsafe for the road, Sgt. Michael Mallin said.

No. 1
Bellport residents angry about generator

It appeared overnight in Bellport Village -- a 1-megawatt diesel generator, 14-feet high, 31-feet long, and soon-to-operate at a noise level that is concerning some residents. Nancy Norman and Tom Linden live at the corner of South Street and Woodland Park Road, adjacent to the Bellport Middle School. About three weeks ago, they woke up and the “monstrosity” had been installed in the middle school’s side parking lot on South Street.

Above, Leslie O'Connor and Nancy Norman stand in front of the generator at the Bellport Middle School. (March 8, 2011)

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