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2 men charged in Suffolk County store burglary spree

NEW YORK -- A Long Island man charged in a crime spree across Suffolk County appeared before a judge on Wednesday.Police say small shops from Bay Shore to Islip, West Islip, Oakdale, Bohemia and Lindenhust were targeted since late May, some multiple times.In all, there have been at least 14 burglaries.Surveillance video captured the alleged serial burglar throwing a rock through the glass door at Bang Bang Burritos in West Islip and then ripping out cash resisters.Moments later, a neighboring ice cream shop was struck.Robert Porter, 55, of Kings Park is charged with 14 counts of burglary."We are here all day long, and we work hard for what we have and for someone to just come in here and take what they want, I'm glad, I'm honestly glad, he got caught," burglary victim Barbara Pagliarulo said."You couple that with supply chain issues that exist and prices of everything are going up, the merchants are trying to hold the line on prices. It's just very unfortunate this is where we are right now," said Rich Carpenter, president of the West Islip Chamber of Commerce.An alleged accomplice, 56-year-old Eric Hyndman, who is homeless, is charged in four of the burglaries. 
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Leora Levy wins U.S. Senate primary over Themis Klarides, set to challenge Sen. Richard Blumenthal

GREENWICH — Leora Levy, a major Republican fundraiser and member of the GOP national committee, used an endorsement from Donald Trump, energized state conservatives, and exploited low turnout on one of the hottest, muggiest days of the summer to score an upset primary victory Tuesday night over Themis Klarides, the moderate former state House minority leader.
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135 new housing units open at The Audubon in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — There’s no shortage of new construction in the Elm City. On Wednesday, city leaders marked the official opening of “Phase 2” of the mixed-use development project “The Audubon New Haven.” They cut the ribbon on 135 new luxury apartments, which includes nearly 7,000 square-feet of ground-floor retail space on Orange […]
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A Look Back: Orange’s Sesquicentennial Parade

As we continue to celebrate Orange’s bicentennial, some of us are reflecting on Orange’s 150th birthday celebration. Crammed into one week, events included a variety of actives such as a theatrical production, soap box derby, a giant hot air balloon (tied down in back of Mary L Tracy School), a parade of babies and toddlers in appropriate costumes, men seeing how long they could grow their beards, Keystone Cops holding court…the list goes on. As much fun as the celebration was, there’s something to be said for spreading events out over months.
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Mount Sinai Man Killed In Crash Between Car, Tow Truck

A Long Island man was killed after running into the back of a tow truck stopped in the roadway. The crash took place in Coram around 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9. Preston Pavlo, of Mount Sinai, was driving a 2020 Nissan Altima southbound on County Road 83 when his vehicle struck the rear of an unoccupied tow truck that was parked in the left lane just south of Mooney Pond Road, said the Suffolk County Police.
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