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: Thousands of students traded bathing suits for backpacks Wednesday as they headed back for their first day of the 2012-13 school year.
: Kyle Orent, 14, from Northport was recently honored by Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a service dog organization, by having one of their service dogs named after him.
: Village officials are lobbying against United States Postal Service plans to close the and move operations to .
: An interior design store will take the place of shop on Main Street, which closed in late August.
: Peter Clark, 61, had just dropped his granddaughter off at and was chatting with the secretary in the front hall when he begin to feel funny.