Here’s a look at some of the top stories that made headlines in and around your community this week.
Patchogue is one of four communities being focused on for a parking competition which will see four architectural firms compete to develop new concepts in parking design.
A Sayville man who works as a Lindenhurst High School gym teacher and volleyball coach is facing charges of possessing anabolic steroids, according to Suffolk Police.
A tenant leasing space in the shuttered Westbrook Elementary School is asking the West Islip School District about renting an additional closed bathroom and closet area in exchange for a lease revamp as it's offering to do the needed $22,000 in renovations, according to district officials.
Long Island will be getting its first-ever Stop & Shop gas station in the coming months as construction has begun at the location in Farmingville, Patch has learned.
More than 200 family members, friends and students came a service in Queens on Sunday to mourn Ross Reisner, the accomplished horse trainer, stable owner and riding instructor who was fatally shot last Tuesday at his Setauket home, Newsday reports.
After much fanfare and high hopes, Port Jefferson Village will not be home to the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Brookhaven town officials will discuss an offer to purchase the bank building that was to house hall at an Oct. 24 meeting. According to Annette Eaderesto, attorney for the town, work for the building was too costly for the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. The town, which owns the property, has already spent money on mold remediation and a roof leak that was fixed.
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More than $1.2 million in local, state and county funding has been secured for the revitalization of downtown Rocky Point that will be used to improve infrastructure, including the installation of traffic lights and streetlights in the town’s business district according to state and local officials who announced the funding on Monday.