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The tug of emotions was written all over the face of Tara Stackpole as she sat in the ceremonial courtroom of Borough Hall at a press conference for the 22nd annual Great Irish Fair. The widow of hero 9-11 firefighter Capt. Timothy Stackpole was on hand to see her daughter Kaitlyn, 15, draped in a striped sash embroidered with gold letters pronouncing her the fair’s "Colleen Queen." Comment


While Brooklynites have heard about the heroes lost in the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, and about the heroic firemen, police officers and emergency services personnel that gave their time and energy in the recovery efforts, rarely have the stories of New York’s transit workers been told. Comment


On Sept. 11 at 7 pm, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will commemorate the anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks by lighting an eternal flame at the Sphere memorial in Battery Park, and the event will be broadcast live to a location in each of the five boroughs. Brooklynites are invited to watch the broadcast live at the Prospect Park band shell. Comment


News photographers are a special breed. Comment


Windsor Terrace artist Nan Carey is one of 75 artists participating in DOGNY, the American Kennel Club’s public art program that is placing up to 300 life-size dog statues on the streets and public spaces of New York City through November in honor of the search-and-rescue dogs who came to the nation’s attention working at Ground Zero. Comment


After Sept. 11, music became a great balm for the psychological wounds of many Brooklynites, so it comes as no surprise that the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks will also be an occasion for the healing power of music. Comment


MUSIC: Bargemusic hosts a tribute to Sept. 11. Music for all who wish to come. 9 am. Fulton Ferry Landing. (718) 624-4061. Free. Comment

Markowitz loses Cyclones bet

Cyclones: Before sinking his teeth into a meal across the Narrows, Borough President Marty Markowitz had to eat a bit of crow. Comment

Relishing his chance for victory

Cyclones: It came down to the final race of the season. Would Relish — the ADD-afflicted hot dog who had lost all 37 races against rivals Mustard and Ketchup — finally win the celebrated Hot Dog Race conducted after the top of the fifth inning? Comment

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