Good afternoon, and what a wild one it is. After 11 weeks in the dock, former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto was acquitted Thursday on all federal charges of official corruption. Jurors are still deliberating the fates of former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and his wife, Linda, despite telling the judge that they were having difficulty reaching a unanimous agreement.
There will be plenty to parse once the case is concluded, but as the waiting continues, here’s a crossword puzzle about our region to keep you busy. It will appear in Newsday’s print edition on Friday. The Point will return Tuesday. Keep the memory of those who have served this nation in your hearts this weekend.
Sharpen Your Pencil Points
Long Island, a puzzle
Test your LI smarts with a crossword puzzle by Michael Dobie, exclusive to Point readers before being printed in Friday’s paper. The answers will appear in Saturday's print edition. Click here to solve the crossword.