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Highly decorated veteran

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Seventy-one years after he was discharged from the Army, Islip resident Dominic DeLuca is still garnering accolades for his distinguished service during WWII. Last week, he was invited to the French Consulate in New York City to receive the highest French honor for military service, the Legion of Honour.

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Services on the beach

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Friday, June 3, family friends, and current and former students of Maureen Shutt Bodkin will gather at the shoreline to honor her memory. Shutt Bodkin was killed last Saturday morning in a car crash on Union Boulevard in East Islip.

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The town’s in good shape

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

During the 2016 State of the Town Address last week, Supervisor Angie Carpenter reviewed past developments while envisioning a strong future outlook for Islip in the years ahead in a speech at Islip Town Hall.

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Dowling is done

Story By: STAFF WRITER
6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

After 48 years of providing higher education, Dowling College in Oakdale is closing its doors this Friday.

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Ready for big changes

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Islip Town Board recently voted to approve the appointment of Shelley LaRose-Arken as the new commissioner of Long Island MacArthur Airport.

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Medal long overdue

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Sgt. Nicholas Faraone awarded with six service medals, including the Purple Heart.

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They came to the market

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Only a few hours after the first Bounty by the Bay Farmer’s Market opened in Dr. George S. King Park on Main Street last Friday, almost all of the 20 vendors were sold out. That result both surprised and delighted all involved including Donna Periconi, president of the Greater Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce who initiated the event. “To say I’m thrilled is an understatement,” she remarked.

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Local Memorial Day parade lineups

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Honor the holiday. Find out the local Memorial Day Parades in your area.

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Honor the holiday

Story By: STAFF WRITER
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

As we prepare for all of the fun activities typically associated with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, many of us also intend to honor the true meaning of the holiday by attending parades and memorial services for Americans who paid the ultimate price defending our country. That’s a good thing. However, we should also consider the struggles that so many of our surviving veterans continue to have long after they’ve returned home from service.

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Creating found art from old wood

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Skip Acquaro takes planks of old wood and creates a new universe on their blank surfaces, particularly scenes of Davis Park. A life member of the Davis Park Fire Department and a public safety officer with the Town of Brookhaven, he’s hoping to show some of his artwork, including the three-dimensional 40-by-16-inch creation of the Davis Park Harbor Store at the firehouse this Memorial Day.

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Vintage wings and wheels

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Sunday, more than 2,500 people gathered the Bayport Aerodrome Society’s “Celebration of Vintage Transportation” event, featuring a wide range of vintage planes – a number of which took off from the grass runway – an antique and vintage bike show, an antique and vintage car show, live music, food and vendors, and even a raffle for a free biplane ride.

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Ready for action

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
5/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Members from various Civil Air Patrol (CAP) units in Nassau and Suffolk County showed their numbers in support of Sunday’s “Celebration of Vintage Transportation” at the Bayport Aerodrome. The units’ various roles at the event included directing traffic, parking lot management, crowd control and tour assistance—altogether ensuring the general safety of the spectators and protection of the vintage displays.

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