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Don’t be ‘that guy,’ wine-taster – sip, spit like a pro

By AMBROSE CLANCY // You’ve seen him – and it’s almost always a him – sitting at a restaurant table with a glass of wine. As the waiter stands holding a bottle, our man shakes and swirls the wine into a whirlpool, then sticks his nose into the glass and inhales as if drawing his last breath. He sips some wine, his cheeks puff out, he propels the wine around his mouth and then –…

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Bethpage backs a new gear for Suffolk tourism

By GREGORY ZELLER // An ambitious “micro-mobility” program will look to change traffic patterns, pedestrian potential and carbon footprints in four Suffolk County communities. County Executive Steve Bellone announced this week that Bethpage Federal Credit Union will sponsor Bethpage Ride, Suffolk’s digitally enabled rent-a-bike program, coming this summer to downtowns in Patchogue, Babylon and other county hotspots. Billed as a first-of-its-kind for Long Island, Bethpage Ride – modeled after big-city bike-share efforts like Citi Bike…

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After ‘disappointing’ 3Q, looking for answers at MSC

  MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO. Headquarters: Melville Industry: Capital goods NYSE: MSM Reporting Date: July 10, 2019 Reporting Quarter: 3Q FY2019 Quarter Ended: June 1, 2019 Numbers: First-quarter net sales were reported as $866.5 million, a 4.6 percent increase over the $828.3 million reported for the same quarter last fiscal year. Reported quarterly operating income declined year-over-year – down 4.2 percent, to $110.5 million – but diluted earnings-per-share inched forward, from $1.39 in 3Q FY2018…

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