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‘Clybourne Park’ opens at 401 Town Hall West

Story By: MONICA MUSETTI-CARLIN
3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Art imitates life...life imitates art...in the latest CK Productions, Inc. the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris, inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's iconic play A Raisin in the Sun and loosely based on events in Chicago in 1959 and again in 2009.

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Keep the plunge and challenge going

Story By: STAFF WRITER
3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last Saturday, a number of people plunged into the Great South Bay during the second annual ALS Ride for Life Polar Plunge. It was a somewhat seasonally mild day, but hey, it was still March and pretty darn cold. That didn’t matter because the group accomplished what they set out to do: raise awareness to ALS and money for research. Now it’s time for them and others to keep that event and an even more popular activity - the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - going.

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A plunge for life

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

A group of stalwart people braved the elements last Saturday at Islip Town Beach as they ran together in unison into the chilly waters of the Great South Bay to raise funds for ALS research and initiatives. The occasion marked the second annual “March ALS into the Bay” event, held by the Stony Brook-based patient-driven, volunteer non-profit organization, ALS Ride For Life.

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On call to help

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Joyce Weaver has spent a good part of her work life lending an ear and her expertise in mental health to people who are in crisis. And even after she retired she continued that work as a volunteer. In honor of Red Cross Month, on March 5, Weaver was presented with the Disaster Cycle Services Award for her work with the American Red Cross, Long Island Region.

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Healing with meditation

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

A press conference was held last Friday inside the Unified Behavior Health Center (UBHC) for Military Veterans Services in Bay Shore announcing funding for a new study examining the effectiveness of Transcendental Meditation (TM) for veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Northwell Health is currently looking for individuals willing to participate and facilitate research that could ultimately instill TM alongside other standard forms of treatment.

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Get onboard with Narcan training

Story By: STAFF WRITER
3/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Suffolk County and a number of local elected officials have been sponsoring ongoing training sessions on how to administer the drug Narcan, which reverses the effects of an opiate overdose. That means it will make a difference between life and death. And that’s enough reason why more people should consider getting onboard with this program.

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Registering prepaid cell phones to get the bad guys

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
3/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

A local law to register prepaid cell phones purchased in Suffolk County, laid on the table in 2011, is about to get resurrected.

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Issues at Meadow Croft

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
3/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Meadow Croft, the historic Suffolk County-owned estate in Sayville, has had a rough time this past winter. First, overnight dallying on the property by youth has caused some damage to the exterior grounds and building. And then last month, the pipes to a section of the building’s sprinkler system burst, spewing water into the parlor and damaging a period rug and a section of the room’s wallpaper.

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A museum prelude

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
3/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Tuesday night, a special presentation was held inside the Islip Art Museum at Brookwood Hall covering Women’s History in the Islip Town Fire and EMS Services. The event—developed in tandem with Women’s History Month—was the second of three presentations developed by the Islip Town Fire Museum.

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It’s marathon season again

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
3/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last week, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced before members of the Catholic Health Services that CHS has been named a “Medal of Honor” title sponsor of the second annual Suffolk County marathon and Freedom Fest on Sunday, Oct. 30 this year. The announcement was made on the lawn of Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip to the delight of administrators and employees.

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Taking the helm in planning

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
3/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last week, the Islip Town Board unanimously approved the appointment of Ronald R. Meyer as its new commissioner of planning and development. Meyer served as deputy commissioner from June 2015 through December, when he assumed the role of acting commissioner after former Commissioner of Planning Rich Zapolski left the town.

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Islip’s leader leads the parade

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
3/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Saturday, March 12, the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Greater Bay Shore will kick off at 2p.m. sharp along the intersection of Montauk Highway and Saxon Avenue and proceed along down Main Street toward St. Patrick’s Church.

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