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College students facing finals often struggle to keep their heads above water. But Friday at Stony Brook University, that idiom turned much more literal -- and fun. The school held its 23rd annual Roth Regatta, with students racing custom-designed boats, made entirely of cardboard and duct tape, across the 40-year-old man-made pond located in the heart of Roth Quad.
New York’s highest court Tuesday reinstated on technical legal grounds a lawsuit centering on an embezzlement case against the Roslyn Union Free School District, but cast doubt on the thrust of the claim: whether school board members could be held responsible for the more than $11 million theft.
A fire engulfed a landscaping truck at Wellwood Cemetery in Pinelawn on May 2 as a result of a fuel spill from the cemetery-owned vehicle, a Suffolk County police spokeswoman said.
The Long Island Water Conference began its 26th annual Best Tasting Water competition this week, with more than two dozen water districts in Nassau and Suffolk counties squaring off.
Dan Madigan didn’t know he was in training every time he sat down to watch “Wheel of Fortune” with his grandmother while growing up in New Hyde Park. The 28-year-old DVD producer won $4,000 on an episode that aired April 8.
Picture: Dan Madigan of New Hyde Park appearing on "Wheel of Fortune." He lost the trip to Florida, but went home with $4,000.