Top 5 Stories in Long Island Press This Week: Destination Northport, New Eats and Mercaz Academy

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A trip back in time, trolley tracks from the now defunct Northport Traction Company serve as a reminder of yesteryear. Pictured are existing rail lines across from Cow Harbor Park along Main Street in Northport Village. Photo by Jennifer Uihlein

Northport: A Historic Town with Its Eye on the Future

Exploring the various nook-and-cranny towns hidden along Long Island’s North Shore will reveal a ton of scenic beauty, fascinating history, and fantastic food — but once you’ve experienced Northport, don’t be surprised if all the rest feel just a little…underwhelming.

3 New Restaurants to Try on Long Island  

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Waffles and Soul’s red sea waffle dish (Courtesy Waffles and Soul)

New to the local dining scene are Waffles and Soul in Bellport, Aja Sushi Asian Fusion Restaurant in North Bellmore, and Flourish Bakeshop in Glen Head.

Mercaz Academy, a New Jewish School, to Open in Plainview  

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There was once a time when Plainview residents were on the verge of losing a Jewish day school that was important to the community. Thanks to quick work by parents and leaders, that day never came: Mercaz Academy will be opening its doors on Sept. 1.

LI Lottery Lawyer Guilty of Conning $1B Mega Millions Winner

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Jason Kurland, a Dix Hills man who was billed as one of the nation’s top lottery lawyers, was convicted this week of wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy in Brooklyn federal court.

A Guide to the August Congressional Primaries on Long Island  

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Fifteen candidates running in four primaries across five Long Island congressional districts are seeking to secure their place on ballots in the November midterm elections, with many of those races proving competitive.