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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Heavyset' Man Wanted For Stealing Over $2,000 From Wallet At McDonald's

    'Heavyset' Man Wanted For Stealing Over $2,000 From Wallet At McDonald's
    Police in Suffolk County are searching for a man who stole more than $2,000 from a wallet left on a McDonald's counter in West Islip. Cops say the incident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 22 at the McDonald's located on Sunrise Highway....
  • LI Man Arrested For DWI Crash That Seriously Injured Woman

    LI Man Arrested For DWI Crash That Seriously Injured Woman
    Police arrested a man Tuesday for driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a three-car crash in Lindenhurst, which left one woman seriously injured. Thomas Clarry, 44, was driving a 2004 Jeep SUV westbound on Montauk Highway when he attempted...
  • Divers Find Body Of Missing Boater Involved In Crash Off Long Island Saturday

    Divers Find Body Of Missing Boater Involved In Crash Off Long Island Saturday
    It took more than eight hours but they finally found him. A Suffolk County police diver found the body of Christopher Mannino, 39, of West Islip, Saturday afternoon in the Great South Bay. He was discovered about 1:30 p.m., after he was thrown from a...
  • Little Boy, 4, Dies From Injuries In 3-Car Crash

    Little Boy, 4, Dies From Injuries In 3-Car Crash
    Members of a grief-stricken family can hardly believe what has happened to one of their own. They had him for just four years, and now he's gone. Suffolk County Police say a three-car crash sent little Finn Egan, his mother and his aunt to the hospital...
  • Recent High School Graduate Killed In Suspected DUI Crash

    Recent High School Graduate Killed In Suspected DUI Crash
    A Long Island man was arrested after he crashed his vehicle behind another, prompting a chain reaction that caused the car to overturn and hit a utility pole killing the driver. According to authorities, 31-year-old Michael Grasing was under the...
  • News of the Weird: New frontiers of heartlessness

    News of the Weird: New frontiers of heartlessness
    Debbie Stevens, 47, filed a claim before the New York Human Rights commission in April alleging that she was fired in November by Ms. Jackie Brucia, a controller of the Atlantic Automotive Group of West Islip, N.Y., after Stevens failed to recover quickly...