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01/06/17 1:25pm
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Southold fire

Members of the Southold boys basketball team are getting support from school counselors and the community after several athletes and the team’s coach rushed to the aid of a woman who was found on fire near the high school gym Thursday night. READ

10/02/14 4:00pm
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Volunteer firefighters march in a Presidents Day parade hosted by Greenport Fire Department. (Randee Daddona file photo)

Volunteer firefighters march in a Presidents Day parade hosted by Greenport Fire Department. (Randee Daddona file photo)

Local fire department and ambulance chiefs are praising recently signed legislation that protects volunteer firefighters and EMTs from losing their regular jobs for missing work while responding to disasters and crises.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law Sept. 23. The new law provides excused leave for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers who are called away to help out during a state of emergency. (more…)