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Nassau County police officers line up outside at Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church in Seaford Thursday to pay final respects to fallen Highway Patrol Officer Michael Califano.  Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)

Heartfelt Funeral for Fallen Nassau Officer Michael Califano

With helicopters whirring above a line of police vehicles stretched…



“The Day the Music Died” Remembered

Today, 51 years ago, was “The Day the Music Died,” the phrase immortalized in American folk singer/songwriter Don McLean’s 1972 hit “American Pie.”

The tune has been called a metaphor for the loss of innocence in America, inspired by, and about, the untimely deaths of rock and rollers Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, Jr. They were killed in a plane crash Feb. 3, 1959 along with the plane’s pilot, Roger Paterson, in a snowy field in the middle of Iowa just a short while after 1 a.m.