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Local murders solved

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA,
24 July 2014

John Bittrolff, 48, of 167 Silas Carter Rd., Manorville was arrested yesterday on two counts of second degree murder for the killings of Rita Tangredi, 31, of East Patchogue and Colleen McNamee, 20 of Holbrook, closing a chapter on two troubling incidents...

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TOWN HALL NOTES

TOWN HALL NOTES

Story By: PEGGY SPELLMAN HOEY ,
24 July 2014

Caithness II special permit, waiver approved The Town Board has approved a special permit for an electrical generating facility and a waiver for two 170-foot stacks proposed as part of Caithness Long Island’s second project — a 750-megawatt power plant in Yaphank. ...

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How I spent my summer vacation

How I spent my summer vacation

Story By: CHUCK ANDERSON,
24 July 2014

Paris? London? Hawaii? How about the Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care in Brookhaven, selected for reasons not found in any tourist brochure?...

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Two Yaphank treasures  cleaned and buffed

Two Yaphank treasures cleaned and buffed

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI,
24 July 2014

Plantings by the Girl Scouts at the historic Swezey-Avey House had been tenderly placed by the front entrance of the old home. The play area for children was in the side yard and a nice white picket fence rimming the property formed a welcoming embrace. ...

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Look who came to Alive After Five®

Look who came to Alive After Five®

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA,
24 July 2014

About 100 venders including local restaurants and artists brought thousands of people to Main Street during last week’s Alive After Five®. Mayor Paul Pontieri said the event first began in 2001 and “has become really exciting. The way it was set up this year, it became more about the arts, the music and the families by doing it on Thursdays instead of Fridays,” he said. ...

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Church murder arrest

Church murder arrest

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI,
24 July 2014

Suffolk police arrested Thomas Lamartina, 30, early Monday morning for the murder of Nicholas MacQueen whose body was found June 28 outside the Emanuel Lutheran School after a 911 call during a physical dispute from LaMartina’s girlfriend....

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Village needs to improve purchasing practices

Village needs to improve purchasing practices

Story By: PEGGY SPELLMAN HOEY ,
24 July 2014

Bellport officials were advised to tighten up some of their purchasing procedures — including the compilation of purchase order requests, arranging contracts or agreements with vendors, and a proper review of abstracts by the village board, according to a recent audit by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office. ...

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Hail to the king

Hail to the king

Story By: PEGGY SPELLMAN HOEY ,
24 July 2014

Blues legend B.B. King, 88, and his band opened with “I need you so” at the Great South Bay Music Festival Sunday night...

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He’s the third Mike

He’s the third Mike

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI,
24 July 2014

It’s a long way from bucolic Shelter Island, accessible only by ferry, where Dr. Michael Hynes worked as superintendent for three years, to the bustle of the Patchogue-Medford School District and its environs...

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