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Patch reports on the news from around Long Island

Some of the news from around Long Island this week.

Long Island Rail Road commuters will be able to hang on to their unused tickets a little longer.

The commuter rail line will extend the period for one-way and round-trip tickets to be used as well as their refund periods from one to two months.

Glen Cove has received an allocation of $875,951 in federal funds to build its ferry terminal, the city announced today. 

The funds come from the Federal Highway Administration.

The money will be put toward constructing the LEED-standard terminal building's areas for ticket sales, passenger waiting areas and customer service offices.

Hundreds of men in uniform stood at the mouth of the Long Island Sound to salute their new superior in Kings Point on Monday.

Rear Admiral James A. Helis, USMS, was installed as the 12th superintendent of the .

A Long Island entrepreneur known for selling fast Italian sports cars is about to embark on a high-speed boat race designed to raise money for cancer research.

Stuart Hayim, owner of Experience Auto Group, which sells and other luxury vehicles out of three showrooms, Manhattan, and Florida, will race his powerboat around Long Island on Tuesday.

Two Halesite Fire Department members helped rescue an Osprey caught on an antenna in Huntington Bay on Wednesday.

Firemen Mike Conforti and Alex Niedziela responded to a call at around 5 p.m. that the bird's foot had become snared in cable wires after it perched on an antenna on a house along Shore Road. Two other Osprey were circling the bird, ready to thwart any perceived threat to their companion. It took about 15 minutes for the firemen and an officer from the Town of Huntington's animal control department to free the bird.

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