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A look back at the top headlines from the week that was.


A man charged with murder after Mirian Garcia, 29, was found dead last week behind the Department of Motor Vehicles in Riverhead allegedly strangled her with a belt after raping her.

Suffolk County homicide detectives arrested Guillermo Alfonso Alvarado-Ajcuc, 21, of Riverhead for the  on Wednesday at approximately 6 p.m.

Rocky Point

In January, Patch announced that  to replace the old Taco Bell in the .

Construction has been ongoing, and on Wednesday, Moe's told Patch on Twitter (@Moes_HQ) that they are hoping to open in the early summer.

Three Village

A bright Three Village student has , including nine original songs, that will be staged this summer at a local performing arts camp.


Smithtown Town officials are expected to give the green light to several major construction and building projects across the town, including expansion of the Smithtow Sheridan hotel and the construction of a Lowe's Home Improvement store in Commack. to read the full story.


St. Joseph's College unveiled its new athletic complex earlier this week. The complex, , is located on a 24.8-acre property purchased in 2008 on Sunrise Highway's South Service Road, near Hospital Road. to read the full story.

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crookhaven May 21, 2012 at 05:43 PM
lethal injection for the rapist/murderer.


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