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For amputees, a chance to get back in the swim

By GREGORY ZELLER // A retired U.S. Marine from Pennsylvania who lost part of his leg in the war on terror is diving back into his favorite athletic activities, thanks to next-level science created on Long Island. Dan Lasko of Bethlehem, Pa., survived an explosion in Afghanistan in 2004 – his vehicle hit an IED – but his grievous injuries required the amputation of his left leg below the knee. It was, obviously, a life-changing event…


At Jones Beach theater, Northwell rocks on

By GREGORY ZELLER // The iconic Jones Beach amphitheater has a new official name, thanks to a fresh corporate sponsorship deal. New Hyde Park-based Northwell Health, New York State’s largest healthcare provider and private employer, announced Monday that it has signed a “multi-year agreement” with venue manager Live Nation to rename the 14,000-seat amphitheater Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Live Nation, a California-based concert promoter and ticket…