Old Medford Avenue smash-ups

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA
6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

A total of 28 motor vehicle accidents have been reported at or near the intersections of Old Medford Avenue and Expressway Drive North and South in Medford between January 2011 and May 2016, according to the Suffolk County Police Department’s research department. Some have even involved death, dating back even before 2011

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Town agenda

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Several resolutions are proposed for the upcoming Town of Brookhaven agenda Thursday including: Awarding a contract for the development of stormwater pollution mitigation at the eastern end of Beaver Dam Road in Brookhaven hamlet as well as architectural/engineering services for the new ambulance headquarters in Mastic Beach.

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Close for Calone and Throne-Holst

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

At press time, Anna Throne-Holst had a slight lead over her opponent in the Democratic primary race for the 1st Congressional seat challenging Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin with unofficial Suffolk County Board of Elections figures. Throne-Holst had 5,446 votes; Calone had 5,417 votes.

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Election flyer questioned

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

A flyer produced by a group that call themselves “citizens concerned for our Village,” featuring the South Shore Press’ June 15 editorial “Don’t Vote for David Smith” to residents less than a week before the Bellport Village election, urged some to denounce the mailing and question the validity of the allegations

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Armed Forces salute at Alive After Five®; ice cream contest coming

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Alive After Five’s® Thursday, July 7 kickoff on Patchogue’s Main Street is featuring a rouser to celebrate its Salute to Our Armed Forces theme: The West Point Band. Also, Kilwins will have an ice cream contest for kids.

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A project to address weeds that wave

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

The saga of returning Canaan Lake back to its former vibrancy is entering another phase, led by Legis. Rob Calarco (D-Patchogue). The aquatic invasive plant eradication strategy for this freshwater 26-acre body of water, as pitched by PWGC Strategic Environmental Engineering Solutions in May, proposes a culvert installation and a seasonal draining of the lake.

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Dowling accreditation will be withdrawn

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Dowling College, which has been struggling to stay open since its initial closing earlier this month, received a report from the Middle States Accreditation Commission on High Education on Monday, indicating that they have decided to withdraw the institution’s accreditation, after Aug. 31.

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A father to his students

Story By: NICOLE ALLEGREZZA
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Baron Degner loved his students and they loved him back. Many would even say though he had no children he considered all the children from his time at the high school his “kids.”

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Genius

Story By: CAMPBELL DALGLISH
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Based on the biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius” (1978) by A. Scott Berg and adapted for the screen (2016) by British Playwright John Logan, this film tells the story of two geniuses who worked together editor-in-chief at Scribner (1920s), Max Perkins (Colin Firth) and over-exuberant novelist Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law).

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Straddling two worlds within iPad art

Story By: NICOLE SGROI
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Barbara Ann Levy creates her work with the use of an iPad. The Patchogue Arts Council held an artist reception for Levy at Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Company in honor of her art exhibit, “Digital Prints,” last weekend. Levy’s “Digital Prints” art exhibit will grace the walls of Roast until July 18

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