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5. Winning a home in Islip lottery

Eric J. Pierce’s teenage sons are getting more chores to do -- for a wonderful reason.
Pierce, his wife, Cynthia, and sons, David and Steven, will soon be moving from their small Bay Shore apartment into a home of their own that they won Thursday in an affordable housing lottery at Islip Town Hall. Sixteen town residents were selected.

4. Nesconset summer concerts to start

Stand-up comedy and bands paying tribute to Billy Joel and Queen are among the shows in this year’s Nesconset Summer Concert Series.

3. LI's speakeasies featured on website

The Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau is set to launch a new tourism campaign Wednesday celebrating “The Roaring '20s.”

2. Mom receives diploma for son killed by drunken driver

A crowd of proud parents cheered graduates Saturday at Hampton Bays High School, taking photos and clapping as their children received diplomas. But for Hampton Bays mom Dorothy Marino, the moment was bittersweet – she accepted a diploma for her son, Joseph, who was killed by a drunken driver in August 2009.

1. Lindenhurst announces summer concerts

The Village of Lindenhurst has announced the lineup for its annual summer concert series.


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