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The history of reading horror

Story By: PETER WARD
10/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

It is strange that there should be an entire holiday dedicated to experiencing fear. Oddly, this emotion that we would normally want to avoid—a sign of danger and source of anxiety—comes on Halloween, a cause for excitement, exhilaration and fun. For most, celebrating Halloween will always involve reading, watching or listening to some type of horror fiction.

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Letters from the front

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
10/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, the Sayville Historical Society has put together an exhibit that provides first-hand information from the battlefront by soldiers who fought in that war. The exhibit, which was curated by Linda Conron, is titled “In Their Own Words” because, in part, it displays letters that were written by two brothers from Pt. Jefferson during that war.

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Changes made to proposed Bohemia development

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
10/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Islip Town Planning Board meeting Thursday night, a public hearing was held on a change of zone application seeking to construct 20 senior citizen attached single-family dwellings on a 3.8-acre site located at 1330 Smithtown Avenue in Bohemia. Most residents seemed to be comfortable with the proposal, and the board reserved decision on the item to review its details more closely.

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Jim O’Connor (Republican, Conservative, Reform)

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
10/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

Jim O’Connor, 52, is the Republican, Conservative, Reform parties’ contender for the Suffolk County Executive post. A Great River resident with his wife and three children, O’Connor is a partner at Maroney O’Connor LLP, a Manhattan law firm that specializes in insurance. O’Connor isn’t new to the political scene. Elected as a North Hempstead Town councilman in 1998 (he served until 2001), he was known as a taxpayers’ advocate.

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Steve Bellone (Democrat, Independent, Working Families, Women’s Equality): Incumbent

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
10/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is seeking a second term in office where he said he’s been working hard to fulfill his campaign promises from four years ago. And although he acknowledges his many accomplishments during that time, he said there’s still a lot more work left to do and he remains confident that he is the person to do it.

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Tom Licari (Democrat, Working Families, Women’s Equality): Candidate

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
10/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

A lifelong town resident, Tom Licari never really thought about running for town office before. “It wasn’t in my field of vision,” he remarked. In fact, he’d actually been looking to retirement when he was asked to take on that challenge of running for Islip Town Supervisor. “That’s when I started to explore some things in the town that I was not happy with and the more I did that I began to realize that I could make a difference,” he said.

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Angie Carpenter (Republican, Conservative): Incumbent

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
10/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

In March of this year, Angie Carpenter took over the role of Islip Town Supervisor after being appointed in January to finish Tom Croci’s term after he was elected NY State Senator. Since that time, she said she’s been taking care of the people’s business and making the changes that were needed in the town. And, she’s hoping to continue on with that work for another four years.

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Pilot program implemented to address heroin and opioid addiction

Story By: STEVE BELLONE
10/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Last week I was joined by Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco, Assistant Deputy County Executive Tim Sini and treatment providers to announce a new pilot program as part of the county’s multipronged approach to addressing heroin and opiate use and abuse. In 2014, there were more than 250 opioid-related deaths in Suffolk County and 493 Narcan saves.

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Rivals clash in heated matchup

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
10/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Saturday marked a big matchup between two undefeated football teams looking to make a statement as the team to beat atop Suffolk Division III. Ultimately, the visiting Sayville Golden Flashes (6-0) pulled through, defeating the East Islip Redmen (5-1) by a score of 49-17 in front of more than 3,500 fans at Sal Ciampi Field at Boomer Esiason Stadium.

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Time to say goodbye

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
10/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

For more than four decades, the Sayville Printsmith and its proprietors Dave and Claire Smith, have been active members of the local community. Now it is time for them to say goodbye.

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On the riverfront

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
10/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Students from Dowling College in Oakdale spent several hours last week gathering water samples and sifting through sediment for the program “A Day in the Life of the Connetquot River.” Their work will help provide information to track any changes to the ecosystem there and hopefully lead to identifying the causes for those changes.

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Mary Kate Mullen (Republican, Conservative)

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
10/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

This is the first political run for Mary Kate Mullen, an attorney and the mother of three. She said that since her kids are a little older, she has more time to devote to political office.

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