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After 51 years, Victory Sports closing its doors forever

Victory Sports in Castleton Corners is closing after 51 years, writes Gracelyn Santos in the Staten Island Advance. For the last 25 years, the sporting goods store has been owned by George Siller. Siller, a life-long sports fan, bought the store after seeing it when his brother, Firefighter Stephen Siller, recommended the diner next to Victory […]

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‘In his footsteps’: Dutchess County resident Aric Tegtmeier, whose father died on 9/11, joins New York Fire Department

Aric Tegtmeier, who was 6 years old on the day terrorists killed his father, FDNY Firefighter Paul Tegtmeier, has followed his father onto the FDNY, reports Diane Pineiro-Zucker, in the Daily Freeman. Aric Tegtmeier, 21, is now an EMT with Station 27. The elder Tegtmeier served with Ladder Company 46, but on September 11th, had rotated to Engine […]

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Andrew Stern Memorial Essay Contest winners celebrated in East Rockaway

This year’s winners of the Andrew Stern Memorial Essay Contest have been announced, reports Michael Smollins in the Long Island Herald. Andrew Stern graduated from the East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School. He was killed at the age of 41 during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks while working at Cantor Fitzgerald Securities. Approximately 500 students submitted […]

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