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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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  • New York woman dies in Severn car crash

    A New York woman died Monday, when the van she was driving sideswiped a trash truck and struck a tree in the Severn area of Anne Arundel County.
  • 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...