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Cooking Cove: Main course salads make cool meals

Summer and salads are synonymous. All those fresh veggies and fruits just waiting to be cut up and tossed in a bowl. No cooking. No cleanup. The perfect accompaniment to something just off the grill. But wait a minute! Who says summer salads have to be accompaniments? Why not make them, with the addition of some protein, the actual meal? What follow are just a few of my favorite go-to main dish salads, but scores of them are only as far away as your pantry or fridge.
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Cold Spring Harbor Class of 2022 celebrates!

Proud family members and invited guests gathered at Cold Spring Harbor High School on June 12 to join in celebrating the 59th Commencement of the 145 graduating seniors of the Class of 2022. As the graduates processed into the field house for the final time, High School Principal Daniel Danbusky congratulated the class on their dedication and commitment to achieving their goal of academic success.

Redistricting dilemma: “Government at its worst”

Redistricting is shaking up this election season. Redistricting is the process by which new political boundaries are drawn to reflect the changes in populations across regions and states. New congressional districts, as well as state Senate and Assembly districts, are redrawn by state Legislatures every 10 years to accord with the most recent U.S. Census results.
STONY BROOK, NY

‘American Pickers’ to film in New York

American Pickers are returning to New York this summer and plan to film episodes of The History Channel’s hit television series throughout Long Island in August. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.
NEW YORK CITY, NY

A NIGHT FOR STARS: Northport celebrates its student-athletes with 5th annual NESPY awards

A cavalcade of stars – both athletic and academic – walked the blue and gold carpet of the Northport High School main auditorium on Friday night for the 2022 NESPY awards. The best and brightest senior Tiger athletes were recognized for their accomplishments on and off the field during 2021-22 – and in a year of great success for the Northport Athletic Program as a whole, there were almost too many to count.
NORTHPORT, NY

Movie Review: Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ blasts into movie theaters

“To infinity and beyond” takes on a different context in Pixar’s excellent Lightyear. Instead of a pithy catchphrase, the words become a heartfelt exchange between Buzz Lightyear and his friend and commanding officer, Alisha Hawthorne. This adjustment encompasses the tonal shift from Buzz’s cinematic origin in the world of Toy Story.
MOVIES

Celebrating community at Kings Park Day

The Kings Park Chamber of Commerce hosted the 44th annual Kings Park Day on June 18. The community descended on Main Street for a street fair with live music, food and crafts. The event was also the perfect place to shop for Father’s Day. All photos by Steven Zaitz.
KINGS PARK, NY

Fans come first for Long Island Ducks

Buddy Harrelson’s oft-stated line was true when he and Frank Boulton founded the Long Island Ducks and “fans come first” remains a baseball and business mantra for a thriving organization that still draws legions of fans to the ballpark — over eight million since the team played its inaugural season in 2000.
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY

Legislator Trotta announces Youth Award recipient for the 13th Legislative District

In 2020, the Suffolk County Legislature established the Annual Youth Award to recognized incredible young person in each Legislative District. This year, Legislator Rob Trotta selected Alison Kelleher, a senior at Smithtown High School West, for this recognition as she spearheaded the fundraising campaign for her school district’s Relay for Life Campaign for the American Cancer Society by raising more than $10,000 within 72 hours, the most of any school district in the nation. For her efforts, she won the “Fund the Mission” Challenge.
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY

Wanted for Commack petit larceny

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who allegedly stole wiring, coaxial cable and other items from Home Depot, located at 5025 Jericho Turnpike in Commack, on June 7. He fled in a black Acura with Florida license plates.
COMMACK, NY

TBR News Media Police Blotter for week of June 23

The following incidents have been reported by Suffolk County Police:. ■ Walgreens on Middle Country Road in Centereach reported a shoplifter on June 16. A woman allegedly stole miscellaneous cleaning items valued at approximately $50. When a store employee attempted to stop her, the woman threw detergent in the employee’s eyes before fleeing the scene.
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY

Wanted for Lake Grove petit larceny

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who allegedly stole merchandise from LL Bean, located at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, on June 6 at approximately 1:20 p.m. Suffolk County...
LAKE GROVE, NY

History Close at Hand: Jonas Hawkins – Revolutionary general store owner and spy in Stony Brook

Major Jonas Hawkins, son of Major Eleazer and Ruth (Mills) Hawkins, was born in Stony Brook, Long Island, on April 28, 1752, in what is now known as the Hawkins-Mount House at the intersection of 25A and Stony Brook Road. Jonas married Ruth Mills on Jan. 1, 1775, a little more than three months before the first shots were fired at Concord and Lexington, Massachusetts on April 18 and 19, 1775, dates that marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
STONY BROOK, NY

Medical Compass: Protect your kidneys by limiting sodium

Sauces, breads and soups are hidden sources of salt. All of us should be concerned about salt or, more specifically, our sodium intake, even if we don’t have high blood pressure. About 90 percent of Americans consume too much sodium (1). Why does it matter?. We most often hear...
HEALTH

Island Federal launches Cut-The-Cost program

Island Federal Credit Union (Island Federal) has announced a new mortgage program to make it more affordable for first-time buyers to purchase a home on Long Island. For those who qualify, Island Federal’s Cut-the-Cost Mortgage Program reduces closing costs up to $5,000. “Throughout our history, Island Federal has offered...
REAL ESTATE