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Photos: 2013 New Year's Polar Bear Swim: Over 200 brave souls made an enthusiastic entrance into and a quick exit from the frigid waters of Northport Bay at the fourth annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 410 and the Northport Fire Department Smokeaters.
One Man's Crusade to Bring Back Taco Bell: Graphic designer and life-long East Northport resident Robert Ryan has launched a one-man campaign to bring back the Larkfield Road Taco Bell, closed for roughly seven years.
8 Things You Can't Do in Northport: Local laws are always a good way to gain insight into a community's values or a particular time or event in its history. They can also be a great source of head-scratching.
Northport Police Report: Voodoo Doll; 22 Bags of Marijuana: A Scudder Avenue woman reported an incident involving a voodoo doll on Dec. 26. The woman said that five people have been pushing pins into a voodoo doll causing her pain. She also said the subjects have also been squeezing the air out of the doll which has been making it difficult for her to breathe and also causing pain to her ribs.
Northport Sweeps at Coaches vs. Cancer: Northport swept both games of the fifth annual Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Classic at Northport High School Friday in a successful bid for League II supremacy against Whitman.