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Hop over to Bellport’s Easter parade

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI,
17 April 2014

Mary Samuels, John Hannon, LuAnn Thompson, Anthony Gandolfo and Lisette Ruch will be marching in the Bellport Chamber of Commerce’s first annual Easter Parade this Saturday, April 19, led by the Easter Bunny. Line up at the Bellport Fire Department at 11:30 a.m. The parade starts at noon. Wear your hat....

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Creek home torn down for open space

Creek home torn down for open space

Story By: PEGGY SPELLMAN HOEY ,
17 April 2014

A blighted home on Sheeps Pen Creek in Mastic Beach was torn down last Thursday to make way for open space as part of a preservation partnership between Suffolk County and the Nature Conservancy. ...

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Board slashes 17 TAs and one teacher

Story By: ERICA JACKSON,
17 April 2014

Last week, South Country School Board members were unwilling to cut elementary school teachers as recommended by the district’s administration. This week, however, in understanding that the district has few choices when it comes to filling a $6.2 million tax levy gap, they tackled some cuts. ...

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A weeklong infusion of music, art and cinema

A weeklong infusion of music, art and cinema

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI,
17 April 2014

: A $25,000 2014 Destination Downtown grant, a Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning initiative, has been awarded to the Patchogue Arts Council and Business Improvement District for their proposed PAC MAC (Music Art Cinema) festival this fall...

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Village approves $3.4 million budget

Village approves $3.4 million budget

Story By: PEGGY SPELLMAN HOEY ,
17 April 2014

Bellport village officials on Monday adopted a $3.4 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, a plan meaning a roughly 9 percent increase in taxes for property owners...

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Always in the  scrum

Always in the scrum

Story By: BRIAN CURRY,
17 April 2014

I first noticed him as we both wormed our way through TSA security at Long Island MacArthur Airport. For me, it was all rather straightforward, belt off, shoes off and empty your pockets. Not so, for him. Obviously, dealing with some degree of paralysis he was transferring from his wheelchair to an airport chair and then back again all the while pushing and pulling what seemed to me to be something like, but not quite, another red wheelchair. ...

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