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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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English vs. slang

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Get ready to add a few more slang words to your vocabulary if you’re not already using them. The Oxford Dictionary says it’s OK or mkay (a derivation). The renowned resource for words just made it possible to incorporate more pop culture vernacular into our native language. The judgment is still out on whether or not that’s a good thing though. Here’s an example of how they could be used so you can form your own opinions.

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A perfect weekend by the bay

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Over 13,000 people attended the annual Seafood Festival at the Suffolk County-owned Long Island Maritime Museum last weekend to take advantage of the great seasonal weather and a number of attractions. However the star of the day was the beautiful view of the Great South Bay that could be seen and enjoyed at just about any location on the museum grounds.

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Roadwork from Great River to Oakdale

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Since Monday, Aug. 31, motorists traveling on the eastbound lanes of Montauk Highway near the Sunrise Highway Oakdale merge experienced road closures due to repaving operations that’s expected to be completed by today, Thursday Sept. 3. The work was done during off-peak daytime hours between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.. That work is expected to continue through next week.

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Running for a cause

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

When West Islip resident Mike McGuire hits the pavement at the start of the inaugural Suffolk County Marathon in Hecksher State Park, he won’t be running alone, both figuratively and literally. After all there are more than 2,400 registered participants in that event. However, McGuire, who will run the half-marathon, will also be accompanied by the memory of his dad whose illness was the impetus to begin running for better health.

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