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Alison Bernicker

Alison Bernicker is the shopping/lifestyle manager for and From the newest style and beauty trends, to the latest sales and store openings right here on Long Island, she'll keep you updated on all things shopping. She has a B.A. in journalism from Stony Brook University and was born and raised in Suffolk County. When she's not updating the site, Alison loves catching up on celebrity gossip, scrolling through social media and (unsurprisingly) hitting the mall.

Meshach Taylor dead; 'Designing Women' actor was 67

Meshach Taylor, best known for his role as

(Credit: AP / Nick Ut)

Meshach Taylor, best known for his role as assistant Anthony Bouvier on the hit sitcom "Designing Women," has died, his agent confirmed to CNN. He was 67.

"It is with love and gratitude that we sorrowfully announce that our darling, amazingly brilliant and dynamic, Meshach, the incredible father, husband, son and friend has begun his grand transition," his family said in a statement after...

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