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The ballots are in

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

The national Primary that took place on Tuesday, April 19 resulted in two very key winners: Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton. Voter turnout in Suffolk County was better than it usually is on any Primary day. Nick LaLota, Commissioner of Suffolk Board of Elections said, “I’ve spoken to party leaders who were very pleased with the voter turnout.”

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Successful and costly candidate visits

Story By: STAFF WRITER
4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Last week was a historic one for Suffolk County in that for the first time in a very long time – if ever - the County served as a pre-Primary Day campaign stop for two frontrunners in the presidential election: Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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Don’t forget your Primary vote

Story By: STAFF WRITER
4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

This Tuesday, April 19, is a day voters from all over New York get to choose a candidate from their political party who, come November, will be in the running for the top job in our nation. It’s an important decision; so if you’re a registered Democrat or Republican, remember to vote.

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Primary Day, April 19

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

This Tuesday, April 19, the polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Registered Democrats and Republicans from all over New York State will have an opportunity to cast their ballot for their party’s choice for the next president of the United States.

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The Lady Marauders are off and running

Story By: STEVE BORBET
4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Bay Shore girls track picked up some serious wins for the first three meets of the spring season. The first was held on March 26, the Ross Goldin Meet, which was a real success, with 16 teams competing.

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‘Hamilton’ revisited

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

On March 30, the entire Bay Shore High School junior class (plus some lucky seniors selected through a lottery for a total of nearly 50) boarded 11 coach buses and headed to Manhattan to see the new smash hit play “Hamilton” on Broadway. The trip was fully funded through generous community donations made through the Bay Shore Schools Arts Education Fund (BSSAEF).

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Sewer rally this Sunday

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

This Sunday, April 17, local nonprofit organization Save the Great South Bay is holding a rally at St. John’s campus in Oakdale at noon. The goal is to call upon Suffolk County to reroute the sewer line south from Ronkonkoma through Sayville, West Sayville and Oakdale.

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Safe crossing for pedestrians

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Try crossing Main Street in the hamlet of Islip during the height of business hours and traffic. Some of the residents and merchants say it’s an accident waiting to happen. And that’s why Doris Kennedy, president of the Islip Chamber of Commerce, is requesting that a pedestrian crossing stop sign be placed on the road.

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Hillary comes to Islip Town

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Excitement was palpable inside the grand ballroom of Villa Lombardi’s catering hall on Monday as a crowd awaited the guest of honor at the Suffolk Democrats’ Spring 2016 dinner event. Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton made her appearance later in the evening and wowed the crowd of 850 people.

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Visit our national parks

Story By: STAFF WRITER
4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Did you know there are 26 national parks in New York State? Ten of them are located downstate and take less than two hours to get to. The photographic exhibits, artifacts and historical research they provide make them all worth the trip.

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A better budget

Story By: STAFF WRITER
4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Kudos goes to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the entire NYS legislative body for producing new policy and a budget that’s on time and holds the 2-percent cap for the sixth consecutive year. However, despite the cap, it also addresses many important issues and funnels money to where and to whom it’s most needed.

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Sports roundup

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
4/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Bay Shore 12, Connetquot 11: Mike LiVorio hit a walkoff sacrifice fly to center field for Bay Shore (3-0) in Suffolk II. Bay Shore trailed, 11-8, going into the seventh inning and Chris LaRose hit a bases-loaded triple to make it 10-6 in the bottom of the fourth.

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