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12/12/16 5:55am
12/12/2016 5:55 AM

Wading River Fire Department

People in fire districts throughout New York State will head to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 13, to vote on fire commissioner elections — and in some cases, special propositions specific to their districts.

Commissioners are the elected governing body of the fire district, a taxing district that funds equipment, buildings and, in some instances, employees.

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11/26/16 6:00am
11/26/2016 6:00 AM

Kaylyn Ahrenstein stands in the center of the football stadium at Stony Brook University, baton in hand, waiting for the marching band to begin playing. Wearing a short red uniform on a mid-November afternoon, the featured twirler raises her baton and smiles at the crowd.

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11/24/16 6:00am
11/24/2016 6:00 AM

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Last year, teacher Dana Cerbone told her son Dominic about a young boy in her class who was sleeping on someone’s couch with his mother due to a financial hardship.

Sympathetic to the situation, Dominic has spent the past year sharing his clothes with the boy and sending him holiday gifts. About two months ago, after realizing they have a similar shoe size, the 11-year-old decided to give the boy his favorite pair of sneakers.  READ