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Trevor Diamond, 7, and brother Kyle, 3, of

Trevor Diamond, 7, and brother Kyle, 3, of Islip Terrace, enjoy the Pirate Festival and Classic Boat Show in West Sayville. (June 12, 2011) Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

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5. Farmingville Army Ranger to be honored

Army Sgt. Jason Santora, a Farmingville native who was killed in Afghanistan while serving in the U.S. Army, will be memorialized with a plaque at Brookhaven Town Hall War Memorial Tuesday afternoon in his hometown.

4. Vote LIer into $50G drag race by Friday

Dix Hills’ Vincent Nobile uses a 1,400-hp. NHRA Pro Stock dragster to get up to speed.
But just this once, he’s asking fellow Long Islanders to propel him to victory.

3. Deadline set for Ronkonkoma LIRR project

Developers have until June 30 to submit formal expressions of interest in the Ronkonkoma Long Island Rail Road train station project.

2. W. Sayville pirate festival draws big crowds

Actor Johnny Depp's character, Capt. Jack Sparrow, has nothing on 3-year-old Kyle Diamond. Dressed in striped breeches and a tattered blouse, Kyle played the perfect pirate at the Pirate Festival and Classic Boat Show in West Sayville on Sunday.

1. The Poll: A Shinnecock casino in Yaphank?

The Shinnecock Indian Nation is reviewing a former cosmetics warehouse site in Yaphank for a casino-hotel project. Is this a good spot?

 

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