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The Old Man and the Dream

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In Mr. McCallister’s ninth period English class, 17-year-old Frank Irvine sleeps.  Of course, mostly everyone else does, especially in the eleventh hour of the 1994-1995 school year at Rollingtown High School on Long Island. But...

A Famous Fourth of July Goodbye: Remembering the ‘Luckiest Man on the Face of...

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On July 4, 1939, New York Yankee legend Lou Gehrig considered himself “the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.” Eighty-three years later, he won’t soon be forgotten.  Diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS),...

Strawberry Frosties Forever? Think Again

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Because of course Wendy’s would have the audacity to attempt a strawberry-flavored coup to catastrophize our summer-set health surges. But I bet the fast-food establishment didn’t count on me not enjoying it.  Does a Frosty...

From Pink Suit to a Crown and a Cape

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Spoilers: in case you were wondering, the rumors are true – Tom Hanks plays The Penguin, Alfred the Butler and Commissioner Gordon all-in-one in this one.  From the subversive visionary behind Romeo + Juliet (1996)...

‘Cherry,’ Cherry Baby! Did Tribeca Extend Streaming Service for Timely Movie Takeover?

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If so, we're not complaining. What a timely, and necessary movie, indeed.  This week, Film Twitter has positively erupted over behind the scenes stills of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling roller-skating their way through filmmaking...

Say ‘Yes’ to Gay – But What Should We Say ‘No’ To?

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Smithtown Library’s Nesconset Branch has been under fire over the past few weeks over their LGBTQ+ display being voted out and removed from their children’s section. But like many other political issues making headlines...

Spotting the Creature of Lake Ronkonkoma

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A few years back, during late summer, I was kayaking around the shoreline of Lake Ronkonkoma. The day couldn’t be nicer with full sun and dry air. While heading east along the northern shoreline, just...

The Slow Switch to Red in the Latino Community

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For decades, the Latino community was reliably Democratic. However, according to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Battleground Survey Project’s recent poll, Democrats only hold a small advantage over Republicans with Hispanic voters -- at...

Pizza is Family: Welcoming ‘Poppop’s Pizzeria’ – Ronkonkoma’s Newest Favorite Joint

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Pizzerias are a local staple in the neighborhood. On Friday, June 17, the Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce and Town Legislatures celebrated the grand opening of Poppop’s Pizzeria on Hawkins Avenue in Ronkonkoma. Sal Presti lives...

And The (Tribeca) Awards Go To…

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After a week-plus of offering fans and press the chance to screen films ahead of release and even acquisition, the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival announced its Jury Award and Audience Award winners on Thursday,...

‘Woman Can Ball Too,’ says WNBA as a Saving Grace Tribeca Doc

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Through the vantage point of the equally two-and-a-half decades-old New York Liberty, the WNBA earns the school of ‘Hard Knocks’ documentary treatment – with (most) name-assignment in the bottom corner of talking head testimonials...

Amid Voicing ShotSpotter Support, DA Tierney Drops Bombshell Revelation

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Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney (R-Commack) presented his case for bringing back shot spotter technology to the county before the Suffolk County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee on June 16. As the name suggests,...

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