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News Nearby: After Car Crash Miller Place Teen Charged With DWI

Also, Three Village School District bus driver at accused of drunk driving.

A 15-year-old Miller Place boy was charged with DWI after a two-car crash on Echo Avenue and Sylvan Avenue Sunday night, according to police.

Police said the boy was injured and taken to Stony Brook University Hospital. According to Miller Place Fire Department First Assistant Chief Kyle Markott, the two people in the other car were also injured and taken to the hospital.

Locals Protest Commack Hess Before Smithtown Board of Zoning Appeals

Commack residents came out in force against Hess's efforts to build a new station in what many called the most dangerous intersection of their community.
More than 20 local residents, business owners, community leaders and elected officials spoke out Tuesday night against Hess's request for 17 zoning variances from Town of Smithtown's Board of Zoning Appeals to build a 12-pump Hess Express on the corner of Jericho Turnpike and Harned Road.

Residents Approve Sound Walls for Route 347 Stretch in Hauppage

The votes are in and counted. Hauppauge and Smithtown residents want sound wall barriers built along Route 347 as the highway expands to six lanes.
New York State Department of Transportation has issued plans to construct sound barrier walls along both sides of Route 347 as part of its Safety and Mobility Improvements at the request of local residents.

H2O Celebrates 11 Years in Business in Smithtown

Longevity may not be the norm with restaurants today, but H2O in Smithtown has managed to last 11 years in its West Main Street location, helmed by brothers and co-owners Michael and Kurt Bohlsen.

Michael attributes much of the restaurant’s success to the loyalty of its guests.

“The people here are very genuine, they’re very loyal,” he said. “We’ve developed a lot of relationships with the people that live right behind us and all around us.”

While loyalty may keep the doors open, it’s the food that brings the guests in.

Cops Say Three Village Driver Drove Bus Drunk

The bus driver charged with DWI on the Long Island Expressway on Wednesday was a bus driver within the Three Village Central School District, a school spokesperson confirmed Thursday.

According to police, Robert Stundis, 48, of Bohemia, was driving a Ford mini-bus with one tire missing on the westbound lanes of the LIE at around 4:45 p.m. when police stopped him just east of Exit 60 in Ronkonkoma. When officers stopped him, they administered a series of sobriety tests and determined that he was intoxicated. A breathalyzer revealed a blood-alcohol content of .23.

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