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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

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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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Let’s let every child succeed

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12/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

After years of legislative gridlock in Washington, President Obama has signed the “Every Child Succeeds Act” into law and called it a “Christmas miracle”. The bill had strong bipartisan support in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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False alarm rip-off of taxpayers

Story By: LEGIS. TOM BARRAGA
12/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Our residents purchase a security system because they want safety and security for themselves and their families. No one wants to spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, on a home security system, but they do so because they want to be protected from criminals. They pay not only for the initial installation fees but also the quarterly monitoring maintenance charge, which can often run $75-$100 every three months.

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Sini is the right choice

Story By: Steve Bellone
12/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

I announced in late November that I nominated former Assistant Deputy County Executive for Public Safety, Tim Sini, to become Suffolk County Police Commissioner.

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‘Annie’ is at Town Hall

Story By: MONICA MUSETTI-CARLIN
12/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

There's a "new kid in town." Although CK Productions has been a resident theater company since 2013 in the Art Deco inspired Islip Town Hall West on Main Street, it has now opened its doors to the public with outstanding performances.

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A night of lights

Story By: LIZ FINNEGAN
12/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

On Dec. 13, all along the streets, from Brightwaters to East Islip, luminaries decorated the curbs and sidewalks as part of the Light the Night event. Although coordinated to take place the same evening, each of the participating communities had a specific organization to orchestrate the event.

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