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Top 5 Stories in Long Island Press This Week: Monkeypox, Sharks, and Primaries

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Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) celebrates his win on June 28, 2022 becoming the Republican candidate for governor.
Photo by Bruce Adler

First Case of Monkeypox on Long Island Confirmed

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The first case of monkeypox on Long Island was confirmed Friday in a patient who is now isolating at home in Suffolk County, the Suffolk County Health Department said.

Newscaster Elisa DiStefano Leaving News 12 Long Island

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Elisa DiStefano, the familiar face of lifestyle and entertainment coverage at News 12 Long Island, has announced she is leaving the station after 17 years on the job.

Man Spray Painted Swastika on a Zeldin Campaign Sign, Suffolk Cops Say

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A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly spray painting a swastika onto a Lee Zeldin campaign sign, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.

Possible Shark Bite at Jones Beach Reported

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Nassau County police Marine Bureau officers are performing shark patrols. (Photo by Kevin Kane)

A 37-year-old man swimming in the Atlantic Ocean at Jones Beach State Park on Thursday afternoon suffered an injury consistent with a “possible shark bite,” Nassau County police said.

Zeldin Projected to Win GOP Primary, Face Off Against Hochul in Race for Governor

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Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) celebrates his win on June 28, 2022 becoming the Republican candidate for governor. (Photo by Bruce Adler)

U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) won the primary race to become the GOP candidate for New York State governor, the Associated Press called on Tuesday night.

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