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Making hay, maybe haymakers at the Fight for Charity

By GREGORY ZELLER // The countdown is on to what is arguably Long Island’s most entertaining annual charity event, and undeniably its most pugilistic. More than 300 friends, family members, sponsors, fans and well-wishers turned out Oct. 22 at the Mansion at Oyster Bay for the “Boxer Matchup” portion of the 16th annual Long Island Fight for Charity – and eyes now turn to fight night, scheduled for Nov. 25 at the Hilton Long Island…


No. 330: Fine wines, twice the coding, a $10M score for Central Islip and littering on Venus

Spend your bread, lose your head: You’ve done the five-day drag once more, dear readers, and if you’ve had Friday on your mind, congratulations – you’ve made it. It’s Aug. 10 out there, also known as International Biodiesel Day, marking the date in 1893 when German mechanical engineer Rudolph Diesel used nothing but peanut oil to power a simple engine. Mean time: Construction began on Aug. 10, 1675, on the Royal Observatory in Greenwich –…


It’s green-o vino as Paumanok turns up SunPower

By GREGORY ZELLER // The sun is doing more than nourish grapes at Paumanok Vineyards. The award-winning Aquebogue vineyard is now partially powered by a 51-kilowatt solar-energy system installed by Island Park-based EmPower Solar, Long Island “master dealer” for California-based solar-energy company SunPower Corp. The system, which complies with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s Remote Net Metering program, is predicted to save the vineyard more than $8,000 in its first year…