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Nearby: College Team to Aid Middle School Program

Patch reports on the news from around Long Island.

Some of the news from around Long Island this week.

The Molloy College men's lacrosse team's is hosting a youth clinic this Tuesday evening at on behalf of the Save Seaford Sports Committee

The lacrosse clinic, which is for boys entering grades kindergarten through fifth grade, costs $25 with all proceeds going toward Save Seaford Sports and their mission to restore fall and winter athletic teams not included in the district's 2012/13 budget. The clinic, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., will be run by Molloy men's lacrosse head coach Eric Petrullo.

A former U.S. Army colonel and National Security and Strategy department chairman at the Army War College has been tapped as superintendent of the .

James Helis, a 30-year Army veteran, was appointed to the post by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Helis, 55, whose first day on the job was Monday, will be commissioned a rear admiral at an , according to the Academy. He is the third person to take the top job in as many years.

The Eastern Property Owners' Association (EPOA) was joined by many concerned residents Thursday to further discuss the 100,000 square foot expansion of Roosevelt Field Mall.

Thomas J. Schneider, executive vice president of the Simon Property Group, which owns Roosevelt Field Mall, presented further images and details regarding the expansion project. Renovations are set to start in 2013 and are projected to be completed in 2015, according to Schneider.

Huntington native Joe Bartumioli said he was so moved when he watched HBO's "Real Sports" report on the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team last September that he made it his personal mission to bring the team to Long Island, and his vision is coming true on Aug. 4.

The team, which is not affiliated with the Wounded Warrior Project, includes nearly 20 amputee veterans from the post-9/11 era, all of whom wear some form of prosthesis. They are coming to the South Fork for a Friday evening cocktail reception at in Sag Harbor on Aug. 3 and a softball game against local celebrities and all-stars at  in Sag Harbor on Aug. 4.

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes small-town heart to build a new school.

To that end, a food event, "Share, A Field to Plate Dinner," will be held on Aug. 12 at the Golden Earthworm Organic Farm in Jamesport to support efforts to build the in downtown Riverhead. The educational facility will be founded by the non-profit North Fork Education Initiative.

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