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Blog Roundup: School Budget, Plants, a Poem & More

A look at the past week's blog highlights.

Our bloggers cover everything from politics to health and personal reflections. Do you want to become a Patch blogger? Click here to learn more. Read on for some highlights among recent blog posts:

School Budget Roundup

Scott A Mandia put together a thorough blog post following Wednesday night's budget workshop, including links to important documents and relevant quotes from the budget summary.

America Deserves a Better Deficit Reduction Plan

On the eve of a deadline that has resulted in furloughs, layoffs and more at the federal level, Congressman Tim Bishop offered his perspective. In part: "Sequestration will hinder job growth and the economy. Long Island and our nation deserve a more thoughtful and balanced approach to meeting our deficit reduction goals."

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

Michelle Posner, owner of Studio E Art Classes in Miller Place, put a call out for gently used art supplies after hearing from many students that the materials necessary to create art can sometimes be cost prohibitive. Anything as simple as cardboard cardboard to typical oil paint or even house paint: "and just about any strange or interesting material you can find!"

Downy Mildew disease has hit impatiens hard-Time to think of alternatives

Bill Erdmann of Bill's Plants brought us this news: "We will not be growing impatiens this season and for good reason. Unfortunately, over the past several years, this popular plant has been hard hit with Downy Mildew." Read on to find out more.

'I Love You Anyway'

Howabout a poem from Deb Spucci for a different kind of post?

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