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Syosset Week in Review: June 24-30

New tenant to fill former Borders, loss of a beloved fire dispatcher, and Connor's Army advances.


Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW)
will replace the store in Syosset, reported Newsday on Tuesday. The discount shoe seller will reportedly move into the bankrupt booksellers' former home this fall.


Syosset High School drama teacher Gene Connor Sunday to raise awareness and funds for children with cancer who attend Sunrise Day Camp.


Blue and orange took over Syosset Thursday night and the buzz was palatable. The New York Islanders showcased top draft pick Griffin Reinhart at its annual prospects scrimmage at .

Syosset Fire Department news:


He combined a quick, no nonsense dispatching style with a serendipitous ability to make friends, and is being mourned by fellow firefighters and dispatchers up and down the east coast. Harold "Harry" Doyle, respected dispatcher, died Sunday of a heart attack.


Power was temporarily shut to the LIRR tracks from Syosset to Cold Spring Harbor so Syosset firefighters could retrieve , according to officials. Nassau County and MTA police joined the Nassau County Ambulance crew and Syosset firefighters to bring the man to safety. 

responded to a call at about 3:44 p.m. Friday about a man on a roof on Lewis Lane. The man was cleaning gutters on the roof of his home and was suddenly overcome by the heat. A fire fighter climbed to the peak of the roof and stayed with the man, who was found conscious but weak and dizzy, until the tower ladder arrived to bring him down.

This week in TOBAY:

is pushing to make the Town of Oyster Bay into one big summer reading club. With the help of librarians across Oyster Bay, Alesia's program is encouraging residents to read "The Great Gatsby," F. Scott Fitzgerald's 20th Century masterpiece of love and death set amid the excesses of the Jazz Age.


The New York Yankees aren't talking about Rusty Torres, but one thing is certain: The former Yankee an 8-year-old girl in Plainview while working for the isn't invited to Sunday's Old-Timers' Day game in the Bronx.


A grenade was found by a Town of Oyster Bay employee Tuesday at the Town's Old Bethpage Sort Facility, according to Nassau County Police.

This week in national headlines:


President Obama's landmark health care reform law was upheld in a 5-4 Supreme Court decision Thursday. The main provision, which requires all Americans to buy health care insurance, will stand. The Affordable Care Act has been the source of partisan debate since it was enacted on March 23, 2010.

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