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West Islip

West Islip
In the early years of its existence, Islip Town was owned entirely by a handful of wealthy men who ran it like feudal lords and didn't even bother to call a town meeting for a decade after the town was established.
Photo: People walk along the wooded path at the Gardiner County Park, West Islip. (Newsday / Daniel Goodrich )
In the early years of its existence, Islip Town was owned entirely by a handful of wealthy men who ran it like feudal lords and didn't even bother to call a town meeting for a decade after the town was established.
Photo: People walk along the wooded path at the Gardiner County Park, West Islip. (Newsday / Daniel Goodrich )
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  • $20,000 Reward For Puppy Thrown From Moving Car On Long Island

    $20,000 Reward For Puppy Thrown From Moving Car On Long Island
    Police on Long Island are looking for the heartless person who threw a puppy from a moving car along a parkway this past weekend. According to Suffolk County Police, the incident happened sometime during the after of August 11 on the Pilgrim...
  • Long Island House Explosion Kills Baby, Injures at least 14 Others

    Long Island House Explosion Kills Baby, Injures at least 14 Others
    A house explosion on Long Island Tuesday has killed a baby and hospitalized at least fourteen others. The baby, an 18-month-old boy, was rushed to the hospital, but died shortly after, according to reports.  Seven people - six adults and the baby - were...
  • Puppy Survives Being Thrown from Moving Car

    Puppy Survives Being Thrown from Moving Car
    LONG ISLAND, NY -- Police are looking for those responsible for throwing a puppy from a moving car along a parkway this past weekend. According to Suffolk County Police, the incident happened sometime during the afternoon of August 11 on the Pilgrim...
  • The God Squad: Answering questions on the afterlife

    Question: I'm a hospice nurse, and I often find that my patients of the Jewish faith don't believe in an afterlife. In a recent newspaper article, a rabbi answering the question, "How would you explain death to a preschooler?" made no mention of an...
  • FBI arrests man in 'Rebecca' musical finance scheme on Broadway

    A Long Island businessman has been arrested on suspicion of defrauding producers of the aborted Broadway musical "Rebecca." Officials with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's office made the announcement early Monday morning. Mark Hotton, a 46-year-old...
  • After Sandy, a stunned Northeast struggles to its feet

    After Sandy, a stunned Northeast struggles to its feet
    In New York and New Jersey, Sandy lived up to its advance billing as a once-in-a-lifetime megastorm, a deadly collision of tropical and arctic forces that hammered the coastline with mountainous waves and winds and swamped lower Manhattan with record...
  • Several Wounded in Early Morning Shooting Outside LI Bar

    Several Wounded in Early Morning Shooting Outside LI Bar
    Five people were shot and wounded early Saturday morning after a dispute erupted into gunfire outside a Long Island bar, authorities said. According to Suffolk County Police, a group of men were arguing inside La Hamaca bar located on Bay Shore Road in...
  • Angry Islip Homeowners Short-circuit Power Lines

    Angry Islip Homeowners Short-circuit Power Lines
    The power of the people got the plug pulled on power poles rising above homes in West Islip, Long Island. Town officials responded to outraged homeowners demands. and ordered the Long Island Power Company to immediately stop the project. Islip Supervisor...
  • "Pot" Lollipops in Candy Stores Stir Outrage

    "Pot" Lollipops in Candy Stores Stir Outrage
    Anti-drug educators on Long Island were upset about reports that candy lollipops shaped like marijuana leaves are being sold in New York State stores, first discovered at delis in Buffalo. "If it's in Buffalo, it's on Long Island, it's everywhere,"...
  • Breast Cancer Bracelets Banned From Some LI Schools

    Breast Cancer Bracelets Banned From Some LI Schools
    Certain rubber bracelets supporting the awareness of breast cancer have been banned from some Long Island schools. The bracelets worn mostly by teenagers -- some of which proclaim, "I Love Boobies" -- have been deemed inappropriate by school districts in...
  • Handicapped Man In Wheelchair Fatally Struck On Montauk Highway

    Handicapped Man In Wheelchair Fatally Struck On Montauk Highway
    A handicapped man traveling in a motorized wheelchair was fatally struck Wednesday morning, as he attempted to cross the Montauk Highway in West Islip, authorities said. According to Suffolk County police, Gary Johnson, 55, of Dix Hills, was crossing the...