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Farmingdale State College created a barbecue sauce in

Farmingdale State College created a barbecue sauce in honor of one of its late poultry science professors, Walter G. Becker, in honor of the school's centennial. Credit: Handout

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5. Street sign for Uniondale Super Bowl champ

Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D-Hempstead) unveiled on Friday morning a street sign proclaiming Uniondale Avenue as Andrew Quarless Way, after Uniondale’s own Super Bowl champion.

4. Teacher’s BBQ legend spurs fundraiser

Almost every student has a teacher he or she remembers for being particularly difficult, kind or unique. At Farmingdale State College, late poultry science professor Walter G. Becker qualified as the latter.

3. Empire State College may build in Selden

Suffolk lawmakers this week will consider whether the county should sell 6.5 acres to the state for $660,000 so that Empire State College can build a new regional headquarters in Selden next to Suffolk Community Community College.

2. Huntington band parents deal with budget cuts

The Band Parents Association in the Huntington school district is holding a garage sale to raise money for the Huntington Blue Devil Marching Band. About $30,000 in funding was cut from the program in the 2011-12 budget.

1. Taking in a big speech, top students prep for their own

Hundreds watched intently as the keynote speaker spoke effortlessly but enthusiastically about leadership and effecting change. For a third of the people that filled the grand ballroom at the Hyatt Regency in Hauppauge, it was a precursor to their own speeches that they’d soon have to make as the valedictorians of their high school classes.

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