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December 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Copiague High School Key Club celebrates its biannual Student Blood Drive

On Fri., Oct. 30, the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Key Club, along with its advisors, JoAnn Erwin and Jennifer Phillips, sponsored its biannual student blood drive. More...

Amityville Memorial High School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

During Hispanic Heritage Month, students came together in the Amityville Public School District in a number of venues to celebrate the diversity that defines the community and school population. More...

Copiague Middle School traveled to Suffolk Community College to celebrate Unity Day

In honor of Suffolk County Unity Day, members of the Copiague Middle School Builders Club traveled to Suffolk Community College for a day of celebration. More...


Donald Richard: Longtime Amityville Mason

For many years, Donald R. Richard was a member of the Masonic Lodge #977, Amityville and assisted in many of the organization’s events, including helping with the preparation of meals served at the Lodge. He died Oct. More...

Frank Costantino, W.W.II Veteran, worked at Republic Airport

Massapequa resident Frank Costantino, a decorated World War II veteran, died Nov. 9, 2009 at Broadlawn Manor Nursing Home in Amityville. He was 90 years old. More...

Gerald Finnegan, loved Copiague, founding member of Copiague football league

Copiague resident and founding member of Copiague Little Conference Football League Gerald Francis Finnegan died Nov., 13, 2009. He was 77 and was a retired Amtrak engineer. More...

County passes new residency restriction for sex offenders

Seeking to remedy a glaring gap in Suffolk County’s existing sex offender residency restriction laws, S.C. Leg. More...

Holiday Tree Lightings All Around Town

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Leila Danette turns 100

Leila Danette celebrated her 100th birthday this year. She had a party in her honor attended by family and friends, including Joe Turner of Amityville. Turner reports that she doesn’t walk too well but drives a “mean scooter.” More...


First United Simpson Methodist Church in Amityville celebrated its annual holiday festival on Nov. 21. More...

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Part 2- please “Adopt A Shelter”

“Yes, West Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”…to paraphrase the famous 1897 editorial in the New York Sun, I would love to utter these words, assuring the small, dedicated staff at Wetzel County Animal Shelter (WCAS) in West Vi More...

Events & Calendar


The following is a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week. Readers should know that meetings are subject to change without notice. More...

Free home drug test kits offered

SC Leg. Wayne R. Horsley will be participating in Sheriff Vincent DeMarco’s Test, Don’t Guess Program which provides parents home drug test kits at no charge. More...

Babylon Town Tax Receiver reminds residents 2009/2010 first half taxes are due by Jan. 10

Babylon Town Tax Receiver, Corinne DiSomma, stated that 2009/2010 first half taxes are due and payable in her office at 200 East Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst, on or before January 10, 2010. More...


A sweet gift for Christmas at Hershey, Pennyslvania

The French philosopher and social thinker, Albert Camus, often spoke and wrote about the absurdity of life. He had difficulty reconciling man’s awareness of his own mortality and his hope of life everlasting. More...


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Attention Readers:

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Do you expect to spend more this holiday season than you did last year?

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