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A community gathers to remember

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Last Friday evening, a crowd of residents gathered for the annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Common Ground in Rotary Park. The service paid tribute to those who lost their lives 14 years ago at the hands of terrorism in an event that radically changed the course of history. The occasion marked the 10th anniversary of events in the community park, and served as a tribute to founding members, friends and supporters of the Common Ground.

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Preparing for the next storm

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

On Tuesday night, 4th District State Senator Phil Boyle teamed up with the Islip Chamber of Commerce to present a Disaster Preparation Workshop that was held at the Islip Fire Department. At the free event, which was open to all members of the public, government and emergency officials were on hand to discuss practical and helpful protection measures in the midst of hurricane season nearly three years after the onslaught of Superstorm Sandy.

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Oh what a race

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Thousands of runners hit the streets Sunday morning to take part in the inaugural Suffolk County Marathon. About 1,000 marathoners and 2,600 half-marathoners participated (including 173 active military/veterans), while scores of spectators lined the streets to cheer on the participants and give some extra motivation.

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A historic day in Suffolk County

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

There was quite a bit of activity on the South Shore of Suffolk County in the Town of Islip last Sunday as the long awaited and first Suffolk County Marathon and Half Marathon got underway. For the most part, the event got off without a hitch and transitioned smoothly as the runners traveled east from Heckscher State Park in East Islip and returned there sometime later to the cheers from scores of well-wishers who turned out to greet them.

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The last GSBYRA regatta of the season

Story By: MARYANN DEERING
9/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Skippers and crews in 33 various class vessels competed last Saturday at the Bellport Bay Yacht Club. The event took place on three separate racecourses under clear, sunny skies and a moderate southeasterly wind.

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Compassion and guidance

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Since its founding in 1971, the organization Families Anonymous has provided a shoulder for troubled families to lean on as they journey through some of the most difficult times in their lives. And now with the increasing incidence of drug and alcohol abuse, it seems their help is needed more than ever.

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She’s not afraid of challenges

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Marathon runner Natalie Radino had a few tough years in her young life, but somehow she has managed to get through them in good form. That victory is a feeling she’ll take along on her next challenge, the Suffolk County Marathon this Sunday. She said being able to finish a marathon is a state of mind that says, “anything is possible.”

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Marathon corner

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

SOUTH SHORE—The inaugural Suffolk County Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, Sept. 13 has finally arrived. Suffolk County has been working to disseminate the many important details to those living in some sections of our reader areas where the race will be taking place.

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The restoration begins

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

ISLIP TOWN—The Town of Islip’s plans to restore one of its historic landmarks took another step forward Tuesday morning. In a special press conference outside of Brookwood Hall, Islip Town officials gathered with community supporters as restoration work began to help return the rundown mansion to its former glory. The occasion marked the culmination of a year’s worth of successful fundraising efforts by the Brookwood Hall Restoration Committee.

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Plane crash… sort of

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

BAYPORT—Bayfront resident Peter Williams woke up Tuesday morning to an unusual sight from his bedroom window. “I saw a plane sputtering around [in the bay] like it was in trouble. Then I saw it go [under] the water,” Williams said. He called 911 and headed down to see if he could help.

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A new town assessor

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
9/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

ISLIP TOWN—At the Islip Town Board meeting Tuesday night, the board voted to appoint former senior assistant town attorney Anne Danziger as its new town assessor, rendering her the first female to fill the title in town history. Danziger was selected to replace 27-year veteran Ronald Devine, who is joining Brookhaven Town next week. However, the vote generated some controversy among board members who felt that the hiring decision was not properly discussed beforehand.

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Enough already

Story By: TOM BARRAGA
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

One only has to read a newspaper, turn on the television, tune in to the radio or jump on any of the social media sites to hear the same old tired political theme over and over again – liberal versus conservative. Commentators, who for the most part, have never run for public office spewing the same worn out rhetoric with their primary goal of keeping their audience, ratings and a healthy and continuous pay check.

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