News Nearby: Arson Squad Investigating Rocky Point Fire

Also, students ignore warning from Sayville principal, toilet paper school grounds in back-to-school prank.

Here’s a look at some of the top stories in and around your community this week. Click the headline to read the full story.

Miller Place-Rocky Point

Arson Squad Probes Fire at Crossroads Plaza

Suffolk County arson investigators are looking into a fire that broke out Monday morning at the Crossroads Plaza in Rocky Point.

The fire, which started about 9 a.m. happened on the second floor of the plaza above the now vacant Assaggio restaurant, according to Rocky Point Fire District Commissioner, Steve Tumulty.

Three Village

Stony Brook University Hires Executive to Market New Discoveries

A new executive has arrived at Stony Brook University hoping to commercialize discoveries that come from university research and development, according to a report published this week in Newsday. Peter Donnelly has been appointed director of the office of technology licensing and industry relations after holding a similar position at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.


Warning Letter Didn't Deter Toilet Paper Activity at High School 

Despite a letter sent home in August to students’ parents, the Bayport-Blue Point high school was the target of a rather intensive toilet papering effort on the opening day of school. Streams of paper blew from trees throughout the front lawn of the buildings on Snedecor Avenue Monday morning as school doors opened up.


Sachem North Wins NorEaster 2013

Sachem North has won this year's NorEaster football game against Sachem East, 35-6, Wednesday night at Sachem East High School.


Patchogue NCIS: LA Star Dances Between Takes

Patchogue native Renée Felice Smith, who is a series regular on CBS's NCIS: LA, also likes to dance when she's not acting.


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