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Joe Regina, of West Babylon, is collecting sports

Joe Regina, of West Babylon, is collecting sports equipment to send to troops overseas. (June 21, 2011) Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

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5. Poll: Is Mangano-Wang plan the best option?

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and New York Islanders owner Charles Wang have reached a tentative agreement that could give Wang control of the entire 77-acre parcel of county-owned land surrounding Nassau Coliseum, people close to the talks said.

4. "Star Wars" characters invade LI museum

The "Star Wars" galaxy did not feel so far, far away Saturday at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

3. W. Babylon man collects sports equipment for troops

Joe Regina, above, has big plans for the small pile of sports equipment stored in his garage. Currently, it’s just two bags of baseballs and softballs, a few baseball bats and two tennis rackets. But Regina hopes the donated sports equipment -- when he gets more of it -- will be both a source of recreation for troops overseas and a way for them to interact with the youth there.

2. Planetarium lays off 20 part-time workers

Suffolk’s Vanderbilt Planetarium is laying off 20 part-time workers during an eight-month shutdown during which a state-of-the-art projector will be installed to upgrade its sky shows.

1. Poll: Should Nassau hire more bilingual cops?

Efforts to increase the number of bilingual police officers in Nassau County to better deal with surging Hispanic immigrant populations drew support from some government officials at a forum in Hempstead.

Above, Joe Regina, of West Babylon, is collecting sports equipment to send to troops overseas. (June 21, 2011)

 

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