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Kathy Riley put in a new fence to

Kathy Riley put in a new fence to separate her property from Sunrise Highway. Two days later, vandals broke off five of the pickets and painted graffiti over what remained, she says. (March 30, 2011) Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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5. Port Washington candy shop heads to Albertson

After opening its doors four years ago, The Candy Store on Main Street in Port Washington is taking a ride on the Wonkavator to Albertson.

4. The Poll: Removing graffiti

The Town of Hempstead is telling residents whose properties have been vandalized with graffiti to have the graffiti removed and arrange for a town inspection within 30 days.

3. The Poll: Higher taxes, please

Bellport residents told village trustees at a public hearing Monday that they support higher taxes in order to protect village amenities like the Fire Island ferry, golf course and Ho-Hum Beach.

2. Post office for sale in Hicksville

The U.S. Postal Service has formally listed its longtime Hicksville facility for sale, the first step in a process that could lead to the site’s redevelopment.

1. The Poll: Evaluations for teachers

A state advisory panel report warns that new efforts to rate teachers based on student test scores -- if mishandled -- "will result in frustration, loss of faith and set the system up for failure."

Photo: Kathy Riley put in a new fence to separate her property from Sunrise Highway. Two days later, vandals broke off five of the pickets and painted graffiti over what remained, she says. (March 30, 2011)

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