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April Pokorny

April Pokorny
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April is a writer, reporter and copy editor for the LOCAL news websites. She is a retired educator and proud grandma. April lives in Calverton. Email April

New group focuses on professional women

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Twin Forks Professional Women's Circle offers networking, seminars, support and mentoring.

Riverhead wrestler has sights set on Olympics

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Katie Moore, 16, is a nationally ranked in women's wrestling and aims to compete in the 2028 Olympics.

‘Bionic’ teen directs ‘Shine for the Spines’ cabaret fundraiser at Vail-Leavitt

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Thea Flanzer was diagnosed with scoliosis — curvature of the spine — when she was 10 years old. Her experience with the condition and the surgeons who corrected it inspired her to produce the upcoming show.

Riverhead vocalist chosen for Tanglewood summer music program

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Riverhead High School junior Lily Kutner has been selected for the prestigious Tanglewood Institute's summer music program this year.

Ministering to the homeless, one pair of feet at a time

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A good soak in warm water, toenail care, washing, drying and powdering and a maybe a pair or two of new socks — When you're homeless, these things are luxuries.

Phillips Avenue teacher is featured on actress Kristen Bell’s Instagram and school supplies pour in from all over U.S.

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Tonya Gonzalez's fourth-graders at Phillips Avenue Elementary School received a shock when they came to school one day last week. Their classroom was filled with shipping boxes.

Cardiac rehab: helping hearts heal and grow stronger

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Peconic Bay Medical Center's cardiac rehab program helps patients regain health after a heart attack or surgery with exercise, physical therapy and good nutrition.

Aquebogue principal to retire this year

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Aquebogue Elementary School principal Phil Kent will retire in August after 31 years as an educator.

Friends are made from the heart

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A thank-you note forged a special bond between an Aquebogue heart transplant recipient and his donor's family .

At Roanoke Avenue Elementary, lessons wrapped in hearts, stickers and doilies

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It's not always easy to get elementary students to do writing assignments but when you wrap them up in fun, you can add in lifelong lessons on kindness, acceptance and compassion, too. That's what happened Thursday morning in Roanoke Avenue school's cafeteria.
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