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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for today's AM and possibly PM high tides near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft tonight into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for this evening's high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

Ward Melville High School Had Nine Lives During Ninth State Title Victory

Legislator Kara Hahn recognizes the Ward Melville High School Boys Lacrosse Team on its 2017 Championship Season capped by a thrilling come from behind win during title match.

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Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn celebrates Ward Melville High School Boys Lacrosse earning the Class A championship with team members during a ceremony on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Photo by: Office of Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn

Hauppauge, NY – August 2nd, 2017 – Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn this week honored the Ward Melville High School Patriots Boys Lacrosse team for its incredible 2017 season. The Patriots, led by Coach Jay Negus, finished its season by winning its ninth state title during the Class A Lacrosse Championship against Pittsford High School last month. 
The Championship game held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at St. John Fisher College, came down to the wire with the Patriots trailing 9 to 4 and only 4 minutes of play left.  While the team was behind it was not out as it pulled together and made every remaining second count,  scoring four straight goals in the final minute of the game. The game tying point was scored with only 7.4 seconds left on the clock.
In overtime, the teams remained scoreless until the final second of the game, when Patriot Matt Grillo shot the game winning goal into Pittsford’s net giving Ward Melville High School its ninth straight state title. 
Congratulations go to: Brandon Aviles, Trey Berry, Aidan Brazier, Brandon Cajigas, Perry Cassidy, Cole Chamberlain, Frank Ciniglio, Matthew Cirrone, Dominick Cosentino, Connor Cunningham, Liam Davenport, Lucas Flynn, Andrew Fogarty, Michael Giaquinto, Max Gironda, Matthew Grillo, Zach Hobbes, Noah Kepes, Colin Kreig, Dylan Kreig, Joe La Rosa, Kevin Leonard, Andrew Lockhart, Conor Long, Sean Mattson, Alex Mazzone, Malachy McAvoy, Conor McGinley, Andrew McKenna, Ryan Mc Mullen, Ryan Mc Namara, Connor Monahan, Eddie Munoz, Pat O'Neill, Christian O'Toole, Dylan Palonetti, Ryan Palonetti, Matthew Patraco, Ryan Patraco, Glen Pinkava, Dominic Pryor, Jack Purdy, Charndler Russell, Walter Saraceni, Jack Spinks, Connor Toomey, Nicholas Troy, Brandon White, Cameron Williams and Matt Wang for another thrilling season.