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5. Golfers wanted for Hempstead Town tourney

Registration for the fourth annual Supervisor’s Cup Golf Classic has teed off, with applications available at most Hempstead Town parks and online at the town’s website. A lottery on Sept. 16 will choose 144 golfers and 20 alternates.

4. T-Mobile antenna plan for Lindenhurst withdrawn

A cellphone company that had planned to put an antenna atop a Lindenhurst Village business has withdrawn the application.

3. Heart of the Hamptons raises more than $500G

This year’s Heart of the Hamptons Ball, held in June in Bridgehampton, raised $510,000, the American Heart Association said.

2. Boy wears tie 300 days straight for charity

James Funaro waited anxiously for the door to open. He smiled at his parents and moved his eyes over the blue “Make-a-Wish” balloons that lined the ceiling.

“Is he coming?” the Nesconset boy asked the crowd in the room.

“Yes, he’s on his way,” his mother, Chimene, replied, trying to help the 7-year-old be patient.

James spent 300 consecutive days of his life raising more than $6,000 for the foundation through one simple task — putting on a tie every morning and not taking it off until he went to bed. Friday, he was at the Suffolk Make-a-Wish chapter’s headquarters in Ronkonkoma to see if his hard work brightened the day of another little boy.

1. Wife appointed trustee after husband's death

The wife of a Village of North Hills trustee who died a day after winning election to a seat on the board will take over his term until a special election next June.


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