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Brightwaters Village trustees bicker at budget meeting

newsday.com — Tensions among members of the Brightwaters Village board erupted at a budget meeting Thursday. The trustees voted 3-2 to raise taxes 7.5 percent in the proposed $2.8 million budget, and disagreed on garbage fees and whether a trustee had made unauthorized budget changes.
RT @nicolefuller: "Are you the queen here?" #Brightwaters Village trustees bicker at budget meeting #missingmyoldbeat http://t.co/FDBTMfwBV…

Mets trade Ike Davis to Pirates

newsday.com — The Mets have cleared their logjam at first base. The team has traded Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-handed pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later, the teams announced Friday. Davis was not on the lineup card for the Mets' series opener on Friday against the Atlanta Braves.

Michael Rapaport film recalls Knicks' glory days

newsday.com — Phil Jackson was in the house Thursday for the premiere of "When the Garden Was Eden,'' a documentary about the Knicks' championship teams, but he did not stop to chat with reporters at the Tribeca Film Festival gala.
RT @sportswatch: Actor @MichaelRapaport, director of Knicks doc, on why they must improve: "This ain't Tulsa! This ain't Minneapolis!" http…
Actor @MichaelRapaport, director of Knicks doc, on why they must improve: "This ain't Tulsa! This ain't Minneapolis!" newsday.com/sports/media/w…

Ben Johnson revisited on "30 for 30"

newsday.com — Next up in ESPN's consistently compelling "30 for 30" documentary series: "9.79*," which premieres at 8 p.m. Tuesday. In it Daniel Gordon looks back at the men's 100-meter final at the Seoul Games of 1988, and the subsequent stripping of Ben Johnson's gold medal and world record.
RT @sportswatch: If all goes well, this trip to Toronto should last longer - and be way less strange - than my last one, in 1988. http://t.…
If all goes well, this trip to Toronto should last longer - and be way less strange - than my last one, in 1988. newsday.com/sports/media/w…

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce agree: Nets can beat anyone in East

newsday.com — EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- With sweat dripping off his face, Kevin Garnett feverishly went through one of his typical vigorous jump-shooting regimens Friday, stopping once or twice to practice some cool-down free throws. Paul Pierce stood on another court sipping a bottle of water, observing the final minutes of his team's final tuneup before the Nets hopped on their chartered plane and headed north across the border.
Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce agree: Nets can beat anyone in East nwsdy.li/1lionlF #brooklynnets

Christopher Loeb gets 3 years for stealing top Suffolk cop James Burke's gun belt, ammo

newsday.com — The Smithtown heroin addict who testified that James Burke, the Suffolk police department's highest-ranking uniformed officer, beat him while in custody was sentenced Friday to 3 years in jail for stealing Burke's gun belt and ammunition from his police-issued vehicle. Christopher Loeb, 27, pleaded guilty Jan. 24 to third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Christopher Loeb gets 3 years for stealing top Suffolk cop James Burke's gun belt, ammo #Newsday newsday.com/long-island/su… via @Newsday
Man gets 3 years for stealing top cop's gun belt, ammo #newsday nwsdy.li/1hU0Nhc

Breaking down the Nets-Raptors NBA Eastern Conference first-round series matchups

newsday.com — It's the classic series of a team boasting experience versus a rising team with youthful exuberance. The Nets were constructed with the postseason in mind. The Toronto Raptors are making their first playoff appearance since 2008 and surprised more than a few people by staying atop the Atlantic Division all season and posting the best record (41-22) in the Eastern Conference following their seven-player trade sending Rudy Gay to Sacramento on Dec.
Breaking down the Nets-Raptors NBA Eastern Conference first-round series matchups nwsdy.li/1eJt7lx #brooklynnets

Mets trade Ike Davis to Pittsburgh Pirates

newsday.com — The Mets have cleared their logjam at first base. The team traded Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-handed pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later, both clubs announced Friday.
RT @NewsdaySports: Ike Davis: "One of us had to go, & it looked like it was going to be me for almost 8 months now" nwsdy.li/PdHAdA
UPDATED: Mets trade Ike Davis to Pittsburgh Pirates - Newsday newsday.com/sports/basebal… via @Newsday
RT @NewsdaySports: UPDATED: #Mets get RHP Zack Thornton and PTBNL from #Pirates in exchange for Ike Davis nwsdy.li/PdHAdA

Moke McGowan leaving LI Convention & Visitors Bureau

newsday.com — Moke McGowan announced plans Thursday to retire in September from his post as president of the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, a job he's held for 10 years. Greg DeClemente, chairman of the bureau, said the group's board will launch a search for a replacement.
Moke McGowan leaving LI Convention & Visitors Bureau - Newsday newsday.com/long-island/mo… via @Newsday

Francis Schmidt, teacher, says 'Game of Thrones' photo got him suspended

newsday.com — PARAMUS, N.J. - A New Jersey professor claims he was suspended over an online photo containing a quote from "Game of Thrones" that he says a school official perceived as a threat. Francis Schmidt is an art instructor at Bergen Community College.

Moment of Truth: Time for Paul Pierce's playoff experience to pay off for Nets

newsday.com — Truth is, Paul Pierce is not the player he used to be, not at age 36, not after 16 seasons in the NBA. But it also is true that Pierce was not brought to the Nets to be that player.
Spoke to @SHAQ and others about @paulpierce34. BTW I am all Nets all the time from now 'til parade down Flatbush Ave. newsday.com/sports/basketb…
The one and only @sportswatch caught up with the man who gave Paul Pierce his nickname “Truth.’ That would be @shaq: newsday.com/sports/basketb…

'Walking With the Enemy,' more WWII films coming to theaters

newsday.com — This summer -- July 28, to be precise -- will mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, aka The Great War, the War to End All Wars and the European War (in America, at least, which didn't enter until three years later).
'Walking With the Enemy,' more WWII films coming to theaters: This summer -- July 28, to be precise -- will ma... nwsdy.li/1jemfZA

Venture capital highest since 2001

newsday.com — Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday. Startup investments totaled $9.47 billion in the first three months of the year, up from $6.01 billion in the first quarter of 2013.
Great news for startups, maybe: Venture Capital reaches highest level since 2001. Right before the .com bubble burst nwsdy.li/1kJsQzb

Honda robot Asimo riles up auto show crowd

newsday.com — Sure, there are a lot of cars to drool over at the 2014 New York

Met hoops writers to honor Ed Ingles

newsday.com — If you had asked Ed Ingles 10 or 15 years ago whether he took more satisfaction from his own long career in sports broadcasting or from those he has mentored, he likely would have said the former. "But that's changed,'' he said Wednesday.
Ed Ingles to be honored with Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association "Mike Cohen Good Guy Award." Deservedly so. newsday.com/sports/media/w…
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