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Week in Review: March 5-11

This week's top stories on Northport Patch.

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E. Northport Man Convicted in NYC School Scam: An East Northport man was convicted of skimming $1.7 million from the New York City Department of Education on Monday, according to media reports.

Guard Rail Impales Car, Driver Hospitalized: A Suzuki SUV traveling south on Norwood Rd in Fort Salonga went out of control and slammed into a guard rail in front of Norwood Elementary School on Tuesday around 2:20 p.m., said .

Northport Police Report: Voodoo Doll House Call; Flamingo Invasion: Police responded to a report of black magic on Scudder Avenue at a quarter to midnight on March 4. A woman reporting a female at her front door with a voodoo doll said the doll had a lock of her hair on it and the subject was stabbing a pin into the doll's lip which was causing pain to her lip.

Pros and Cons of Two Northport School Budgets: As directed by the Northport BOE in early February, Superintendent Marylou McDermott delivered two different budget scenarios for the 2012-2013 school year at Monday night’s Board meeting.

Glenn Girls Basketball Wins Long Island Title: This was the fourth trip to the Long Island title game for Glenn (21-1), making runs to 2005, ’06 and last season. The Knights held off rival Harborfields, 47-45, to claim their second straight Suffolk Class A title.

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