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News From Around the Island, April 7

Fishermen want investigation; temple to sell building.

Headlines from around Long Island this week.

Reconstructionist Temple to Sell Building

, the only reconstructionist temple on the south shore, will soon sell its building on Franklin Avenue in Hewlett and move to a new location, according to its rabbi.

With more and more Orthodox Jews moving to the Five Towns, other denominations in the area have suffered, and Rabbi Elliot Skiddell said the congregation at its current size could not support the current temple building.

Fishermen Call for State Investigation

A dozen fishermen gathered in Amagansett on Monday evening as a show of support for a request made earlier to the governor's office for a state investigation into warrant-less search and fish seizures.

The Department of Environmental Conservation should have to follow the same due process laws that other police agencies follow, according to Daniel G. Rodgers, a Riverhead attorney who is representing siblings Paul and Kelly Lester, who were and have since asked to be for the fish that the DEC sold after seizing it as evidence.

Anti-Abortion Group Protests at Hospital

Representatives from the Long Island Coalition for Life (LICL) organized a protest outside (NUMC) in East Meadow to display its contention with the hospital continuing to perform abortions.

During the Face the Truth event, which took place Friday morning, more than 100 people held signs along Hempstead Turnpike to spread their pro-life message.

Back on the Menu: Bollinger's

If that restaurant at 282 Main St., Farmingdale, looks familiar, it should.

, which closed in February after several years of operation, could open by the end of April, according to Joe Tonelli, one of the previous owners, who co-owns the new venture with Mary Bulone.

Bulone will handle front-end operations, Tonelli said.

East Hampton Man Named Photographer of the Year

The New York Press Association has named an East Hampton man the 2011 Photographer of the Year during last weekend's convention and awards ceremony in Saratoga Springs.

, the staff photographer at , won the top award for the first time from the newspaper association. He has been a regular contributor to East Hampton Patch.

Huntington Shuts Down Wood Chipping Operation

A temporary restraining order enacted Tuesday by the Town of Huntington to shut down a mulching and wood chipping operation in Huntington is unnecessary, according to a manager at the company.

The move by the town comes one day after a fire broke out in a 25-foot high mulch pile on the property, located at 1130 West Jericho Turnpike. 

The order, signed by a state Supreme Court judge, prevents Big Dougs Enterprises, Indian Head Ranch and Wayne and John Dougal from operating a wood chipping and mulching business at the location.

Huntington Fire Marshal Paul Latuso issued summonses alleging violation of the state fire code for storing and processing compost and for storage and processing without a required emergency plan, and a third summons for an open burning violation, according to a town press release.

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