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Shelter the homeless

Story By: STAFF WRITER
1/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

After a very balmy November and December, local residents got a dose of reality for the beginning of 2016 with a blast of arctic air that drove temperatures down into the single digits this week. The sudden and extreme onset of cold weather resulted in Governor Cuomo issuing an executive order that all homeless must be taken into shelters once the temperatures dip below 32 degrees.

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NSLIJ is now Northwell

Story By: STAFF WRITER
1/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Eighteen years after the historic merger that created the North Shore-LIJ Health System, its Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a name change for New York State's largest private employer and health care provider -- Northwell Health. "Being highly visible and clearly understood within and beyond the New York metropolitan area requires strong brand recognition," said Michael J. Dowling, the 21-hospital network's president and chief executive officer.

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A Look Back, IB Sports, The Year in Review

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
1/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

The past 12 months provided us with some impressive and unforgettable moments in sports. Here’s a few highlights of local sports during 2015.

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Supporting the men and women in blue

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
1/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

On Saturday, January 9, all residents are encouraged to participate in National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). The initiative, started by the nonprofit organization Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), marks the second year of a coordinated effort to recognize police officers nationwide for their continued contributions to society.

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Packed agenda at first meeting of 2016

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
1/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

The first Brightwaters Board of Trustees meeting of 2016 was highlighted by four separate public hearings that initiated productive discussions among residents and ensuing decisions by board members.

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Spirit of generosity

Story By: STAFF WRITER
12/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

As the holidays approached, a spirit of generosity and goodwill filled Islip High School, marking efforts big and small to give back to the community.

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Libraries of libraries

Story By: PETER WARD
12/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

What could a library of libraries possibly be? A library where libraries go to find books or answers to questions? Yes – that is one thing. Or, maybe also, a collection of libraries themselves; a place where whole buildings are neatly arranged on gigantic shelves? The term might be explored etymologically: we see it must be related to that famous epithet, holy of holies.

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A very productive year

Story By: ---
12/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

Bipartisanship, fiscal responsibility, and a commitment to making Long Island a better place to live were the driving forces behind the Suffolk County Legislature’s work in 2015.

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A mission of hope

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
12/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

On Monday, January 11, residents are encouraged to attend a special event hosted by former NBA player Chris Herren at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Nassau Avenue. The free talk, titled “Rebound – The Chris Herren Story,” will focus on Herren’s cautionary tale of the pitfalls of drug addiction and dependence along with his own miraculous recovery and new life mission.

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Enhanced protection at LIMA

Story By: RICK CHALIFOUX
12/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

Last week, officials from the Suffolk County Police Department, Town of Islip, and the TSA joined together to discuss a new enhanced explosive detection initiative at Long Island MacArthur Airport (LIMA). The plan, which involves advanced canine explosive detection measures, highlights the ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of passengers using the local airport.

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A turnaround chance for the unemployed

Story By: LINDA LEUZZI
12/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

A $100,000 grant from the New York State Regional Economic Development Council recently awarded to St. Joseph’s College will hopefully change the lives of 170 unemployed workers, including veterans.

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Our wonderful lives

Story By: STAFF WRITER
12/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

The classic 1946 holiday movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” seems to be experiencing a resurgence in popularity as some local movie theaters have included it in their December lineup of shows. The film is speaking to a whole new audience that seems to identify with the characters and situations that were depicted in black and white nearly 70 years ago. The message of the film back then prevails: even in the depths of despair, hope is a lot closer than we realize.

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