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Today's 5: Funeral Monday for Slain Journalist

Also: See our polls today; one is about the new proposal for a major development on the Wang property.

Today's 5: Funeral Monday for Slain Journalist Today's 5: Funeral Monday for Slain Journalist

The funeral of Long Islander Marie Colvin will be held Monday morning in Oyster Bay. Colvin, who was raised in East Norwich, died while on assignment in Syria. We'll have a report:

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This weekend:

1. The funeral for slain foreign journalist is Monday at 11 a.m. in Oyster Bay. We'll report on the service this afternoon.

2. 's Second Act group welcomes as she discusses her novel, LIE!, a work inspired by actual events. Noon until 2 p.m.; $8 for temple members; $10 for non-members.

3. Take our poll about the new proposal for a . A public scoping session on the proposal is set for Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Oyster Bay.

4. Many area synagogues celebrated Purim's arrival Wednesday evening and lots of people attended the big Purim carnival Sunday at the Y JCC: Send us your photos. We want to run a collection of them in Patch.

5. is always looking for with fresh ideas and subject matter. Interested in a regular blog? Contact Joe Dowd at joe.dowd@patch.com.

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