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Students from Fire Island’s Woodhull School marching in the 2019 Bay Shore St. Patrick’s Day parade. (Long Island Press/Timothy Bolger)

Fire Islanders Ditch Bay Shore St. Pat’s Parade Over Ferryman Grand Marshal

Ocean Beach residents and firefighters didn’t  march in the Bay Shore St. Patrick’s Day parade in protest of the grand marshal, the Fire Island Ferries owner who suspended service to the village.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parades on Long Island 2022

Irish eyes will be smiling on this Emerald Long Island all month long with St. Patrick’s Day parades on Long Island running throughout March. Here is a roundup of some of the top parades not to be missed.

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State Pulls Funding from LGBT Network, Controversy Ensues — via Gay City News

The LGBT Network, a non-profit serving Queens and Long Island, is losing $10 million in state funding over several years for allegedly dodging requests to show how taxpayer dollars were being spent, according to state health officials. The organization, in turn, is vehemently denying the allegations.

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U.S. Accuses Chinese Agent of Scheme to Undermine Long Island Congressional Candidate — via Reuters

U.S. prosecutors have accused China of trying to harass and undermine an American critic of China who is running for U.S. Congress on Long Island, according to a criminal complaint unsealed on Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn.

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Suffolk to Hand Out Free At-home Covid Tests Next Week

Suffolk County will distribute about 3,000 free at-home Covid tests on Monday, March 21, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced.

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