News Nearby: Police Officer Revives Man with Defibrillator in St. James

We recap some of last week's news from around the area.

A Suffolk County Police Officer revived a Shoreham man using an Automatic Defibrillator at in St. James.

According to police, Bryan Boudreaux of the Fourth Precinct responded to a call on Aug. 21 at roughly 12:55 p.m. concerning an unconscious man in the service area of the dealership, located at 559 Jericho Turnpike. Reports state upon arrival Boudreaux witnessed the coworkers of Michael Muhlhausen, 50, of Shoreham, giving him CPR. Boudreaux then used the Automatic Defibrillator to administer a shock to Muhlhausen.

Boudreaux, who also used an airway device on Muhlhausen, shocked the Shoreham man twice. Muhlhausen's pulse was then regained.

Muhlhausen was brought to Stony Brook Univerity Medical Center by Nesconset Rescue units and he is expected to fully recover.

Main Catch, a fine seafood restaurant, has opened its doors in the former site of Southside Fish & Clams and is ready to serve its diners.

The Commack restaurant is still run by the same ownership, but has put a new focus on their customers. Main Catch is a full-service restaurant featuring seafood, steak and sushi on Jericho Turnpike, where Southside was previously self serve.

Smithtown officials gathered Monday to mull over the town's options for collecting trash and recyclables after news of recent fraud.

Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio said several of the town's department heads met Monday morning to debate how to move forward with solid waste collections after one of garbage carters, Jody Enterprises, had .

Kelly Komorowski thinks everyone should dance and for eleven years she has been giving the Kings Park community the chance to do just that.

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences is taking an on ambitious project to restore the ecological health of a long-troubled Southampton bay, with the aid of $3 million in grants announced Monday.

Donated by the Laurie Landeau Foundation and Simons Foundation, the millions will enable SoMAS marine scientists to carry out the first phase of the project, which includes planting eelgrass beds and seeding shellfish in the areas of the bay where they will be most likely to flourish.

According to SoMAS scientists, by adding more live organisms to the bay to use up excess nutrients — which are mostly the result of groundwater pollution from septic systems — the bays can be rid of an overabundance of algae that are threatening to marine life and human health.

Shellfish populations have declined in Shinnecock Bay for decades, with one culprit being the algae bloom known as brown tide, a murkiness that blocks sunlight from reaching eelgrass beds, where juvenile clams grow and fish forage.


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