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Charges Upped on Alleged Scammer From Port Jefferson Station

Our top headlines from the week include arrests, library awards, board resignations and cash mobs.

Check out some of the headlines you might have missed in the week that was in Port Jefferson.

  • Police: Pair Allegedly Stole Copper Pipe From Abandoned Home - Port Jeff Station home was abandoned, according to police.
  • Charges Upped on Alleged Scammer After '20 or More Calls' Come In -Ellen Burkheimer now faces felony scheme to defraud charges, and is due in court next Monday.
  • Brain Injury Patient Con-Artist Sentenced to Prison -Benjamin Achampong, formerly of Port Jefferson Station, will serve 16 months to 4 years in prison after pleading guilty to 47 felony charges.
  • Port Jefferson Library Gets Highest Rating By Industry Journal -Blogger reports that the library received a “Star” rating. Fifth year in a row.
  • Power Outages Force Mt. Sinai to Close Middle and Elementary Schools - Students picked up for Middle School by bus will be returned home.
  • Port Jefferson Student Approached by Stranger on Wednesday -  Incident happened on school grounds according to Superintendent Ken Bossert.
  • Upper Port Plan OK'd By Village Board - Revitalization plan calls for mixed-use zoning on Main Street, more housing units in Upper Port.
  • Resignation Creates Another Open Seat on Port Jefferson Library Board - Library seeking applications to fill two open seats.
  • Students Turn Out to Oppose Closed High School Campus - School considering an end to long tradition of allowing kids to leave school grounds during lunch periods.
  • Cash Mob Planned in Support of Lainie's Way in Port Jefferson - Owners suffer another flood in the downtown toy store.
  • 'Six More Weeks Of Winter' - Holtsville Hal sees his shadow at Holtsville Ecology Center Groundhog Day ceremony.

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