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Penny Ellis, 54, who has taught at Oceanside

Penny Ellis, 54, who has taught at Oceanside for 21 years and helped pilot the school district's special education program, was chosen as a top teacher in the second annual Top Teacher search held by morning talk show "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly" in 2011. Credit: /

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5. Poll: Is the ‘Complete Streets’ bill a good idea?

Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R-Merrick), chairman of the Senate's transportation committee, introduced Wednesday the "Complete Streets" transportation bill -- which encourages such safety features as pedestrian countdown signals, landscaped medians and pedestrian islands.

4. Firehouses cut up cars, remember comrade

Three years after a Northport firefighter was killed in an auto accident, his legacy continued during the annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament Saturday at the Northport Fire Department Training Grounds.

3. Regis Philbin’s daughter coming to Merrick

Next week the Merrick Library will host an author who has a unique bond with the characters she has created. Joanna Philbin, daughter of morning talk-show host Regis Philbin, will visit the library Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. to discuss her “Daughters” book series.

2. LIers win back-to-back on ‘Price Is Right’

For two Long Islanders, the price was right last month. In a coincidence, Merrick’s Sue Moller and East Quogue’s Antoinette Piazza walked away winners on consecutive days from the popular CBS game show.

1. Oceanside teacher wins top honor on ‘Regis and Kelly’

The Oceanside School District special education teacher was named Top Teacher on national television in the second annual Top Teacher Search conducted by morning talk show “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly.”


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