Members of the Kings Park/Commack Alumni Hockey Team include: Tony...

Members of the Kings Park/Commack Alumni Hockey Team include: Tony Colombo, Kevin Barattini, Chris Hoenigmann, Joe Magarelli, Ryan Hoenigmann, John Mastromonica, Christopher Napoli, Joe Hoenigmann, Mike Hoenigmann and starting goaltender Carmine Vetrano. Credit: Handout

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5. More dry weather for LI

A mix of sun, clouds and below average temperatures was the norm on Long Island last Sunday.

4. The Poll: MTA Payroll tax

State lawmakers did not repeal the Metropolitan Transportation Authority payroll tax that has raised the ire of Long Island officials and business executives since it was implemented.

3. Charity hockey game in Kings Park draws celebs

The Kings Park/Commack Alumni Hockey Team is taking on a big challenge next month.
The team will face off against all-star opponents, including former New York Islanders Clark Gillies, Bob Nystrom and Benoit Hogue. But the real challenge is raising money for The Sarah Grace Foundation for Children with Cancer and the Frank J. Rizzo V Memorial Scholarship Fund.

2. Plainview mom debuts country album

Lisa Matassa never got to walk the red carpet during her past life as a dance-pop singer. But she finally got her chance -- more than 20 years later -- Thursday night at Carlyle at the Palace in Plainview during the release party for her country album “Me Time.”

1. Noisy neighbors in Islip: Beware!

The Town of Islip will hold a public hearing at its board meeting on April 5 for anyone interested in speaking about a proposed change to the town’s noise code.